Can you drive without a CPC card?

Can you drive without a CPC card?

The card is sometimes called a ‘driver qualification card’ or ‘ DQC ‘. You must carry this card while driving a lorry, bus or coach professionally. You can get a £50 fixed penalty for driving professionally without your card. You must replace your card if it’s lost or stolen.

Can you drive a 3.5 ton lorry on a normal Licence?

The standard UK driving licence covers category B, which enables the holder to drive any vehicle weighing up to 3,500kg (or 3.5 tonnes). Whether this vehicle is a car with eight passenger seats or a van simply does not matter. The weight of the vehicle and the trailer however must not exceed 4,250kg.

How much does a CPC cost?

Test costs

Weekday Evening, weekend and bank holiday
Driver CPC part 1 – theory – (hazard perception) £11 £11
Driver CPC part 2 – case studies £23 £23
Driver CPC part 3 – driving ability £115 £141
Driver CPC part 4 – practical demonstration £55 £63

Can I drive a 3.5-tonne van on a normal Licence?

Driving most vans is pretty simple, so if you have a full, B category car license, you’re permitted to drive any van weighing up to 3.5 tonnes.

What can I drive on a Class 2?

What is a Class 2 licence? A Class 2 driving licence allows you to drive a category C vehicle. A category C vehicle is also known as a rigid body vehicle. Having a Category C licence, allows you drive rigid vehicles over 3500kg and tow a trailer up to 750kg.

How long is a CPC course?

5 years

What cc bike can I ride with a full driving Licence?

Yes, if you have a full car licence you can ride a 125cc scooter or motorbike. However, you must take and pass your compulsory basic training (CBT) before riding on the road. With a completed CBT, you can ride a 125cc motorcycle on the road with L plates.

What can I drive with a category C Licence?

A category C license allows drivers to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, but must not exceed 32 tonnes. Category C (or Class 2 as they are otherwise known) licenses typically cover a vehicle with a cab and trailer fixed permanently together.

What category is a normal driving Licence?

For example, when you pass your car test – a category B will appear on your driving licence. A B1 driving licence category would be motor vehicles not exceeding 550kg and a C1 category driving licence (large goods vehicle) allows you to drive vehicles weighing between 3,500 and 7,500kg.

Does my employer have to pay for my CPC training?

It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that they complete the Periodic Training requirement, which includes meeting any costs. Equally, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that their company and drivers comply with current legislation, with consequence to both of none compliance.

Who is exempt from CPC training?

There are exceptions from the Driver CPC qualification for drivers of vehicles: used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods, for personal use. undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or of new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service.

What motorbike can I ride with Category A Licence?

In short, yes it does. Category A entitlement means you can ride any motorcycle, even with a passenger and on motorways. If you have Category AM on your licence, this means you can ride mopeds only, A1 up to 125cc and A2 restricted, which replaces the old 33bhp limit.

What is the difference between Class 1 and Class 2 HGV?

The difference is very simple – a Class 1 licence allows you to drive a category C+E vehicle, which is basically an articulated lorry, or artic. A Class 2 licence allows you to drive a category C vehicle, or what is frequently referred to as a rigid.

What does B mean on driving Licence?

Category B – if you passed your test on or after 1 January 1997. You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg). You can also tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer is not more than 3,500kg.

How many hours can you drive a 3.5-tonne van?

10 hours

How do I get a category C license?

Steps to obtain a Cat C+E licence

  1. Step 1: Obtain a car driving licence.
  2. Step 2: Apply for a provisional lorry licence.
  3. Step 3: Take the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) test.
  4. Step 4: Take the Category E practical test.

Why do I have Category A on my Licence?

What is a category A licence? Riders aged 21 or over, or those who reach 21 before their two year restriction ends, have other options. After taking CBT and the theory test, the practical test may be taken on a motorcycle with a power output of at least 35kW. A pass allows you to ride any size of bike.

Is Driver CPC going to be scrapped?

The simple answer to the question is NO! Leaving the EU has NO impact on drivers CPC.

Do I need a CPC to drive a 3.5 tonne van?

Vans over 3.5 tonnes If you passed your test after 1 January 1997 you will need a C1 licence to drive any vehicle with an MAM in excess of 3.5t. If you do drive vehicles in the 3.5t to 7.5t MAM weight range for work, then you need to take a professional Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

Can you do CPC course online?

Can I complete my Driver CPC training online? Yes. It’s an easy, enjoyable and convenient way to get the training you need.

Can I hire a 7.5 ton lorry without a CPC?

DVSA has reminded drivers that they now can’t legally drive a 7.5 tonne truck professionally even if it’s on their driving licence unless they have completed the Driver CPC.

Who needs CPC training?

You must have Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job. You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC .

What is the biggest truck I can drive on a car Licence?

You would need a NSW heavy vehicle licence to drive a truck or bus with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) greater than 4.5 tonnes or a bus that seats more than 12 adults.

How much does it cost to do Class 2 Licence?

HGV Class 2 training cost at the weekend. The test fee during the week is £115.00 but at weekends £141.00. The current test fees for both practical tests and theory tests can be found here. Booking a theory test and hazard perception for LGV or HGV could not be easier. Bookings for CPC Module 1.

Can I drive a 7.5 tonne with car Licence?

The driving licence requirements for a 7.5-tonne vehicle vary depending on when a driver got their car driving licence. However, drivers who passed their car driving test from 1 January 1997 will have to take a separate C1 test in order to drive a 7.5-tonne truck, or any vehicle weighing in excess of 3.5 tonnes.

Can CPC be done online?

You can now do online CPC training from home!

Should you put driving Licence on CV?

That you have a full, clean driving licence Most people assume this now, and if driving is essential to the job, you can put that in your cover letter. It’s OK to include any special driving licences you have if relevant.

What do I need to get a CPC Licence?

How to get and keep the full Driver CPC

  1. Apply for a provisional lorry or bus licence.
  2. Pass the 4 tests that make up Driver CPC to qualify.
  3. Take 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to stay qualified.