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CPC training combined with D1 licence training

- 11-Dec-2017 -

Castle Minibus now offers the initial CPC qualification at the same time as the D1 training and test, over a three-day course. We also offer further training to satisfy the required 35 hours of ongoing training.

Combine CPC with D1 training, saving time and therefore money for your school or business.


A D1 driving licence is required by a person who is paid to drive more than 8 passengers as part of their job, and a CPC licence is required by anyone who is employed as a driver.

All professional (paid) drivers of minibuses in the UK are required to hold a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) alongside the necessary driving licence, so it made sense for us to combine the training in a single three-day D1 and CPC course.

You may be fined up to £1000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC


The Government currently requires you to undertake 35 hours of training over a five-year period, to keep your CPC licence and stay compliant within the law. If you are booking your D1 driving test, we can offer the first module of training, the Driver CPC Qualification, which counts towards your first 35 hours of training, at the same time, saving you the hassle of booking another course for another date or venue.

The combined D1 / CPC course takes three days to complete, and you will leave with a certificate of attendance, which is nationally recognised by the authority, JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training), of which we are exceptionally proud of our 90% pass rate and 98% customer satisfaction rate.

As a JAUPT accredited centre, Castle Driver Training is an official minibus training school for the UK, meaning that we can also carry out any of the further CPC training necessary to complete the required 35 hours.

Castle Driver Training will provide the same exceptional service and support for your CPC training as you have always received for your D1 training, including coming to your school, academy, college or place of work, in or out of term time. All you need to provide is the time and willingness to learn and either a photo-card driving licence, digital tachograph card, valid passport or existing Driver CPC card.

Our CPC courses are not restricted to school minibus drivers, they are suitable for all employed drivers including HGV training, LGV training and PSV training. If you require further information or would like to book for 2018, please contact one of our advisors on 01869 253744 or email admin@castledrivertraining.co.uk


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