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CPC Modular course: Drink, Drugs and Driving

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About the module

Topics include:

  • Alcohol units, consumption, absorption and elimination
  • Effect of different drugs and medication on the body
  • The impact of mixing alcohol and drugs
  • Legal limits, enforcement and penalties
Driver CPC approved centre AC00227
Largest UK online road safety course provider

Duration: 3.5 hours

Format: Classroom or online

Suitable for: All professional licences (C1, D1 C1E, D1E C, D CE & DE)

DVSA CPC syllabus areas:
3.4 Awareness of the importance of physical and mental ability

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Alcohol units & their effect on police readings

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Learn how alcohol, drugs & medication react

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Discover how fast the body eliminates alcohol

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Explore the myths vs reality of impaired driving

Drink, Drugs and Driving is a thought-provoking session on the effects and consequences of drink and drug driving which encourages drivers to develop a personal strategy to reduce future risk taking behaviour. Our experienced driver trainers fully engage with participants to maximise the learning experience and draw out their views and opinions.

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Who should attend?

Any professional driver who needs to complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years in order to maintain their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

Delivery method

This module can be delivered online or in-person and facilitated by an experienced Driver CPC trainer.  

For pay-per-place courses, Drink, Drugs and Driving is delivered with the Physical Risk Awareness module as a 7-hour online course.

For private courses, this module can be delivered online or in-person alongside any other TTC Driver CPC module.

Learning outcomes

Following this module drivers will understand:

  • What constitutes a unit of alcohol and how this relates to roadside / police station readings
  • How to convert the unit reading to micrograms of alcohol (breath, blood or urine)
  • How drugs and medication interact with alcohol
  • How the absorption and elimination process can affect readings
  • Distinguish between the myths and reality of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

Identification requirements

A photocard driving licence and Driver Qualification Card must be presented when attending the course.

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