Government Plans To Relax Domestic Driver CPC Rules

The DfT is planning to split the Driver CPC into two, with a new National qualification (N-DCPC) for drivers working only within the UK, and an International version (I-DCPC) for drivers also doing international journeys.

For the N-DCPC, there will be more flexible options to meet the requirement to complete 35 hours of training every five years. Current training courses must be a minimum of seven hours or two 3.5-hour sessions, which must be completed in two consecutive days.

Under the new proposals, the minimum duration of a training course will be removed and when a training course is split the requirement to complete it across two consecutive days will also be removed.

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