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Driver CPC First Aid Training for Individuals

Duration: 7 hours

Suitable for: Approved Training for LGV / PCV driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)

All LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK are required to undertake 35 hours of relevant training every 5 years. (EU Directive 2003/59). This affects all professional drivers of buses and coaches (D, D1, DE, D1E licence holders) and came into effect on 10th September 2008. It also applies to professional drivers of lorries (C, C1, CE, C1E licence holders) and was effective from 10th September 2009.

Driver CPC was introduced across the European Union to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety. All professional Bus, Coach and Lorry drivers (there are just a few exemptions) must undertake Driver CPC if they want to drive for a living. Any drivers of lorries of 3.5 tons+ and minibuses with 9 seats or more must obtain Driver CPC.

Courses must be run by approved training centres and be authorised courses.

Why Choose First Aid Training for Driver CPC?

Professional drivers spend much of their day behind the wheel of a vehicle and travel many miles. It is, therefore, quite likely that they will come across road accidents, or may be involved in one themselves. Where there are casualties following a road traffic collision, it is important that the correct actions are taken in order to preserve life and prevent deterioration before the emergency services arrive on scene. Having first aid training provides the skills and confidence to make a difference. Indeed in many countries it is a legal requirement to have first aid training before learning to drive.

We run these courses through an approved training centre and are able to provide a 7 hour first aid course that will qualify as part of the periodic training as required under this provision. There is no assessment on this course, where training is provided in a relaxed, non-threatening environment. Who knows when it may turn out to be the best day of a drivers career.

Driver CPC First Aid course outline

  • Welcome and introduction
  • What is first aid and why do we do it
  • The role of the first aider, including reference to the use of available equipment
  • Understanding the importance of basic hygiene in first aid procedures
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious and/or in seizure
  • Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries
  • Management of injuries to bones including spinal injuries
  • Recognising the presence of a major illness and apply general first aid
  • Review and evaluation

Driver CPC First Aid Training Course Dates

Cost: £145 per trainee + VAT at the standard rate.


5th June FULL
10th June
15th July
29th August
8th October
18th November
18th December

Additional information about the Driver CPC First Aid course

All trainees will receive a certificate of attendance and a record of course attendees is uploaded to the driver recording database within 5 working days of driver CPC First Aid Training Course attendance.

To discuss your first aid training requirements or to make a booking,
please call First Aid Training Associates on 01508 570318 or complete our enquiry form.

This course (presentation and content) was far superior to my last course with a large national organisation. Excellent!
Just wanted to give a little feedback on the Emergency First Aid at Work Course I attended last Friday. It was by far the most informative first aid course I have attended and I thought Simone was excellent, keeping everyone engaged for the whole day.
An excellent course and trainer. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He answered every question thoroughly, giving accurate guidance on how to deal with every scenario. I will be using the company again, very soon. Thanks!
I found the course very useful and engaging. It helped to have all the equipment available for practical use. Our trainer made the class comfortable and welcoming. At no point did I feel pressured or out of my comfort zone. A very nice environment to learn in. Thank you!
The trainer was very engaging. It was clear he knew the science behind why things were done, not just “because”. He was always happy to answer any questions on the subject. His management was also impressive when it came to the less co-operative members of the group. The topic was clear and concise with information suitable to all work places, including domestic and public.
Very good content and well delivered by experienced and skilful trainer. I am now aware and confident to deliver first aid.
I really enjoyed it. The knowledge of the trainer was good and he added in more science than other people have, so it wasn’t boring as I understood it and learnt more things.
I found this training a lot better than first aid training I’ve been to before. Not only was I having a first aid course, but it also felt a bit like a biology session too, which was good. I can’t think of any ways to improve it, as it was very interesting.