Driver CPC Training in Kent

Firmin offers Driver CPC training in Kent via a range of courses. Driver CPC is short for “Driver Certificate of Professional Competence” and affects all PCV and LGV drivers. Driver CPC is a requirement for professional drivers that was introduced across the EU in an effort to improve road safety and ensure consistently high driving standards. In order to assure that the qualification remains valid, it is a requirement for all new drivers to undertake training every 5 years comprising of 35 hours. The training is designed to improve and expand on the body of knowledge along with improving skill sets. In addition, the training also assists in ensuring that drivers are kept up-to-date with current regulations and changes in the law.

Our courses are delivered by our  Driver Trainer in our training suite at our depot in Sittingbourne. The training is JAUPT approved so you can be assured of the highest standards.

Each 7 hour module is just £68 (plus VAT) per person, which includes the CPC upload fee and a certificate.

If you would like any further information, check availability or to book any of these courses, please contact Lindsey on 07515 330685 or email

We can deliver courses in 3.5 hour or 7 hour modules which can be tailored to meet your requirements. We can also deliver training at your premises. Please contact us to discuss your needs and see how we can support your CPC training.

Below are the open courses that are scheduled for 2020. ** Social distancing measures have been implemented **

Driver CPC courses designed to enhance your knowledge & skills and help you stay qualified.

Load Safety | Safe Systems of Work (7 hours)

Course Dates

Saturday 27th June 2020   ** CANCELLED **

Saturday 7th November 2020   ** places available **

Load Safety
Load safety regulations
Principles of safe loading
Load distribution
Load securing systems
Load awareness

Safe Systems of Work
Why drive economically
Planning for efficiency
Driving style
Torque and engine power
Fuel consumption and efficiency

Drivers Hours | Digital Tachographs (7 hours)

Course Dates

Sunday 13th September 2020   ** places available **

Drivers Hours
Drivers hours regulations
Driving limits and breaks
Rest periods
Working Time Directive
GB and NI rules
Driving under mixed rules
Record keeping
Digital Tachographs
Tachograph regulations, enforcement and exemptions
Introduction to the analogue vehicle unit and the digital vehicle unit
Digital tachographs – data recording and operation; logging in/out and manual entries; faults and errors