CPC Cycle Training

Cycle Training UK has been delivering Transport for London’s Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) 'Safe Urban Driving' accredited practical course over the last two years. During that time we have trained over 2,000 HGV drivers.

This 7 hour course contributes towards the legal training requirement of 35 hours that each professional driver must take in order to retain their professional driving licence.

The Training
Practical module:
(3.5 hours): delivered by Cycle Training UK

• Introducing active travel, driver fitness and health
• Giving drivers a cyclist's perspective of riding on busy roads and an understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users
• Recognising best driving practice around cyclists
• Practical on road experience at areas of potential driver/cyclist conflict including junctions, traffic lights and ASLs

Theory module: (3.5 hours): delivered by Skills Training Centre

• The driver's role in the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
• Urban driving, changing streetscape and route planning
• Vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
• Sharing the road, observation devices and cycle training
• Collision avoidance and defensive driving
• Hazard recognition and perception
• Driver responsibility and attitude

 

HACKNEY IS OFFERING FREE CPC TRAINING TO DRIVERS THAT PASS THROUGH OR WORK IN THE BOROUGH. More...

 


 

Freight Case Studies
CPC Hammersmith & Fulham
- co-delivering the first Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) accredited practical cycling session for Hammersmith & Fulham LA
Lambeth HGV
- the first scheme pioneered by Lambeth LA for their Veolia drivers to reduce conflict and raise awareness between cyclists and HGV drivers.
Volker Highways
- Hackney Council and CTUK piloted a 3.5 hour cycle awareness programme that could be incorporated into HGV drivers CPC