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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

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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Your questions answered

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.

Need help joining an online course through Zoom?

TTC has experience of delivering online courses through Zoom to hundreds of thousands of drivers each year. We have used this experience to make the process of joining an online course with TTC as simple as possible. 

TTC highly recommends that you take 15-minutes to test your equipment and make sure that you have the Zoom app installed, and working with your microphone and camera. Please visit our Zoom Technical Support page for a user-friendly guide to help make sure you get the most our of your online course with TTC.

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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