Who should attend?
You must have the full Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job. If you are unsure whether you need a Driver CPC, please check information from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Drivers with licences from other countries can also attend this course. For details on Driver CPC requirements for foreign licence holders, please see information on gov.uk.
Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.
Drivers must complete the full course to gain the seven hours towards Driver CPC. If they only complete half of the course for any reason, they will not be accredited with the qualification or the training hours.
Training is highly practical and takes a hands-on approach to learning first aid. The course covers:
- Adult resuscitation (CPR)
- Bone, muscle and joint injuries
- Casualty management (outdoors)
- Chest pains
- Communication and casualty care
- Head injuries
- Managing an emergency
- Minor and severe bleeding
- Primary survey
- Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
- Safer moving and handling
- Spinal injuries
- Unresponsive casualty