5 October 2011
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence [Driver CPC] courses for coach, bus and truck drivers
AA DriveTech provides a wide range of specialist Driver Certificate of Professional Competence [Driver CPC] courses for coach, bus and truck drivers. Coach and Bus drivers who acquired their commercial vehicle licences before September 2008 are now obliged to complete 35 hours of Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training [JAUPT] approved training by 2013, and 35 hours every five years thereafter.
Because the AA is involved in so many different facets of the driver education market, from learner tuition to speed awareness courses, and business driver training to driver improvement courses for everyday motorists, the organisation has a wealth of expertise to draw upon when it comes to course creation.
In devising its Driver CPC course portfolio, AA DriveTech adopted a broader approach than many in the industry, recognising that professional coach, bus and truck drivers are usually car drivers too in their free time. “While Driver CPC courses are obviously a mandatory requirement of their developmental training, the aim was to produce engaging courses that perhaps had more relevance in a wider range of driving environments,” says Driver CPC Operations Manager, Dominic Pargeter.
AA DriveTech currently has the following courses available for coach and bus drivers:
Driver CPC Real World Training Course [Full Day]
Defensive driving techniques tailored to the everyday working environment
Driver CPC Speed Control Course [Full Day]
The facts surrounding, and benefits of, pro-active speed management
Driver CPC Safe Culture Course [Full Day]
The commercial and social benefits of EVERYBODY in an organisation being committed to driver safety
Driver CPC Economy Driving Course [Full Day]
A practical training course helping to make every litre count, without compromising journey times
Driver CPC Urban Driving Workshop [Full Day]
Covers all the safety and regulatory concerns whilst operating in an urban environment
Customer Service Workshop [Full Day]
Developing customer care-related skills specifically for the PCV driver
Driver CPC Mobile Phone Course [Half Day]
The truth behind the danger of using a mobile phone inappropriately
Driver CPC Reversing and Manoeuvring Course [Half Day]
Improving technique in the most common collision scenario
Driver CPC Tachograph and Driver’s hours [Half Day]
An abbreviated review of legislative requirements, their raison d’etre and procedures for compliance
Driver CPC Economy Driving Workshop [Half Day]
Classroom-based but still crammed full of hints and tips to help make every litre of fuel go further
Driver CPC Good Samaritan Workshop [Half Day]
Equipping all drivers with the ability to react correctly when first on the scene at a road collision
Driver CPC Vehicle Checks and Effective Loading [Half Day]
Everything you need to know to ensure your vehicle and passengers are always safe and secure
AA DriveTech will have a full complement of experts on its stand [D57] at the Coach & Bus Live Show [NEC, October 5/6] and will be able to provide a additional information on these courses, as well as examples of the work it is doing for many satisfied customers in the coach and bus sector.
Interested parties unable to make contact with the AA DriveTech stand staff should contact Claire Dennis on 01256 495761 or email drivercpc@AAdrivetech.com