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CPC Modular course: Driver Hours

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About the module

Topics include:

  • EU driver hours
  • GB domestic rules
  • Road Transport Working Time Directive (RTWTD)
  • Tachographs and smart tachographs
  • Enforcement and graduated 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:
2.1 To know the social environment of road transport and the rules governing it

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Refresh knowledge of driver hours rules

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Understand the key EC Regulation 561/2006

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Learn how to use any Tachograph correctly

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Find out about the RTWTD for mobile workers

Driver Hours helps drivers understand their legal obligations to record driving time, working time, rest periods and break periods correctly, and the penalties for getting it wrong.  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, Driver Hours is delivered with the Safe and Secure Loading 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:

  • Drivers Hours Rules and Regulations EC Regulation 561/2006
  • How to use digital and analogue Tachograph recording equipment to meet with current legislation
  • Key rules within the Road Transport Working Time Directive (RTWTD) for mobile workers

Identification requirements

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

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