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Repetitive CPC training could ‘threaten future of profession’

DVSA data has shown that LGV drivers are repeating the same driver CPC training topics. RTITB has warned that this could threaten the future of the profession, with drivers missing opportunities for continued development.

“It’s a real concern that so many of the course topics that are currently being chosen for Driver CPC are the same as those taken in the last training cycle,” says Laura Nelson, managing director of RTITB. “It indicates that many employers and drivers are treating the training as a ‘box-ticking’ exercise and wasting this valuable opportunity.”

According to the regulatory body, the data showed that seven topics in the top ten subject areas were the same as the previous five-year training cycle.

First aid, modular and driver hours remain in the top five most popular subject areas. WTD and Tachographs, Heath and Safety, Safe Loading and Customer service were some of the popular training courses that are being repeated.