Hackney CPC Training

The London Borough of Hackney is offering a day of FREE* Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) accredited training, focusing on cycle awareness, to LGV and PCV drivers that work in and around the borough.

The CPC Course is called Safe Urban Driving and comprises of two 3.5 hour modules which together make up the required 7 hours of drivers' CPC:
Practical module: After initial bicycle control skills training, drivers ride on bicycles to areas of potential conflict including junction turns, traffic lights and ASLs. This 'real life' experience gives drivers a cyclist's perspective of riding on London's roads and in traffic. This session is delivered by Cycle Training UK.
Theory module: Focuses on sharing the road safely and highlights the vulnerability of other road users. It also explains how the London streetscape is evolving to encourage more walking and cycling. This session is delivered by Skills Training Centre (www.skillstrainingcentre.co.uk)

Training can be delivered to up to 20 drivers split into groups of ten. While one group takes the practical session in the morning the other will be trained in the theory module – and vice-versa in the afternoon.

Training can take place in Hackney, Bermondsey, Mill Hill or for large groups training can be delivered locally at your workplace/depot
The 7 hour course is FREE to drivers who operate within the Hackney boundaries. This includes training and bicycle hire. *Note: The funding does not cover the upload of driver details on the DSA database (£8.75 per person), cost of driver’s wages whilst attending training, venue hire or lunch.
To arrange CPC training you can contact either of the training providers:
Cycle Training UK -
call  0207 232 4382
Skills Training Centre - go to www.skillstrainingcentre.co.uk and click on Driver CPC or call 020 8359 5157 and ask about the Safe Urban Driving CPC training in Hackney.




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

Safe Urban Driving in Hackney PDF