A Guide To Selecting The Best DCPC Training Provider For You 

In today's competitive transportation industry, equipping your drivers with the right skills and knowledge is no longer optional. Effective Driver CPC training is the cornerstone of a safe, efficient, and compliant fleet. However, maximizing the benefits of Driver CPC hinges on choosing the right training provider.

Many providers offer basic training that simply fulfills the minimum requirements. While this meets the bare minimum for compliance, it misses a crucial opportunity.  The right provider, like AWARE Series, goes beyond the tick-box mentality.  We focus on driver development, equipping your workforce with the skills and knowledge to excel in their roles.

This guide will take you through simple steps you can follow to find the best DCPC Training provider for you.

The world of Driver CPC training can seem complex, but understanding the key regulatory bodies involved can ensure you choose high-quality, compliant training for your drivers. Here's a breakdown of two crucial organizations.

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

This government agency acts as the guardian of qualifications in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  Their role in DCPC training involves:

Setting National Standards

Ofqual establishes the national qualification framework for Driver CPC, outlining the core knowledge, skills, and behaviors expected of professionally qualified drivers.

Overseeing Awarding Bodies

They work alongside awarding bodies, which are organizations responsible for developing and delivering DCPC qualifications in line with the set national standards.

DVSA Training Accreditation

This industry-led body plays a vital role in ensuring the quality and consistency of Driver CPC periodic training.  Here's how the DVSA contributes:

Accreditation of Training Providers: The DVSA training accreditation team rigorously assesses training providers against established criteria. Only providers who demonstrate high-quality training materials, qualified instructors, and effective delivery methods receive DVSA training accreditation. This accreditation assures you that the training your drivers receive meets the required standards and learning outcomes.

Approval of Specific Modules: The DVSA training accreditation team reviews and approves individual DCPC training modules to ensure they align with the national qualification framework and address the specific needs of professional drivers.

By understanding the roles of Ofqual and the DVSA, you can feel confident when choosing a Driver CPC training provider. Look for providers like AWARE Series courses that are regulated by Ofqual and accredited by the DVSA to guarantee your drivers receive high-quality training that equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel on the road.

Accredited Vs Recognised Training Providers 

Accreditation

This term carries significant weight in the context of Driver CPC training. Accreditation is a formal recognition granted by the DVSA.  DVSA conducts a rigorous assessment of training providers, evaluating factors like

Curriculum Content

DVSA ensures the training modules align with the national qualification framework set by Ofqual and address the specific needs of professional drivers.

Instructor Qualifications

Only providers with instructors who possess the necessary experience and expertise to effectively deliver the training material receive accreditation.

Delivery Methods

DVSA prioritizes engaging and effective delivery methods like interactive modules, practical demonstrations, and real-world scenarios.

Earning DVSA accreditation signifies that a training provider consistently delivers high-quality training that meets the required standards and learning outcomes for specific DCPC modules.

Recognition

This is a broader term encompassing various quality assurance schemes within the training industry. A provider might be recognized by industry bodies or associations. While recognition can indicate a commitment to quality, it doesn't necessarily guarantee DVSA training accreditation approval for all their DCPC modules.

Recognition can come in the form of awards and feedback as well. For example, AWARE Series courses by Network Training Partnership receiving over 3000+ positive reviews, and recently winning the NOVO Awards. 

Why Accreditation Matters

Driver CPC training plays a vital role, but maximizing its benefits hinges on choosing a DVSA-accredited provider. Here's why opting for DVSA training accreditation makes a world of difference

Nationally Recognized Quality

 

A DVSA-accredited provider guarantees your drivers receive training that meets the highest national standards.  DVSA's rigorous assessment process ensures the training modules align with the Driver CPC qualification framework set by Ofqual. This translates into the confidence that your drivers are acquiring the essential knowledge and skills outlined for professional drivers.

 

Qualified Instructors Make All the Difference

 

DVSAaccreditation doesn't just focus on content; it prioritizes the quality of instruction.  By choosing a DVSA-accredited provider, you can be certain your drivers are learning from experienced professionals.  These instructors possess the necessary expertise and proven ability to effectively deliver the training material, fostering a deeper understanding and maximizing learning outcomes.

 

Stay Ahead of the Curve with Up-to-Date Content

 

The world of transport regulations and best practices is constantly evolving.  DVSA training accreditation ensures the training modules are regularly reviewed and updated. This guarantees your drivers are equipped with the latest knowledge on everything from safe driving techniques to emerging technologies in the industry.

By choosing a DVSA-accredited provider, you're not just meeting compliance requirements; you're investing in the safety, efficiency, and overall well-being of your drivers. 

 

Finding The Perfect Fit For You

Equipping your drivers with high-quality Driver CPC training is crucial for safety, compliance, and overall success. But navigating the world of training providers can be daunting. Here are some practical tips to help you find the perfect DVSA-accredited program for your needs:

 

Harness the Power of the DVSA Training AccreditationWebsite: The DVSA maintains a comprehensive online directory.  This user-friendly resource allows you to search for accredited providers based on various criteria.

 

You can find Network Training Partnership, the provider behind AWARE Series here.

On the DVSA website, you can filter your search by location, training modules and keyword search.

The benefits of AWARE Series DCPC modules is the modules can be delivered both remotely and on-site wherever you are located.

If you have specific training needs, like "Urban AWARE" or "Mental Health & WellbeingAWARE," you can search for providers offering those specific modules.

 

Leverage Industry Associations

 

Many reputable transport and logistics associations maintain relationships with high-quality Driver CPC training providers.  Reach out to your relevant associations and inquire about recommendations for DVSA -accredited programs.  These associations often have a good understanding of the specific training needs within your industry.

 

The Value of Word-of-Mouth

 

Don't underestimate the power of networking!  Connect with colleagues in the industry or attend industry events.  Talk to other fleet managers and ask about their experiences with Driver CPC training providers. Recommendations from trusted peers can be a valuable source of information when selecting a provider.

 

Consider Cost, But Prioritise Value

 

Driver CPC training is an investment, but it shouldn't break the bank.  

 

Compare costs from different providers, but don't solely focus on the cheapest option.  Remember, you're investing in the quality and comprehensiveness of the training your drivers receive.  

 

AWARE Series courses are internationally recognised as delivering exceptional premium DCPC training. With over 3000+ positive reviews, instructors can leverage on assisted VR technology to deliver immersive experiences.

 

Don't settle for basic Driver CPC training.  Comply with DVSA-accredited AWARE Series and empower your drivers.  Our training goes beyond the box, offering engaging methods and industry expert instructors. Invest in driver competence, safety, and efficiency. Avoid fines and ensure compliance.  View our AWARE Series range of DCPC courses today.

Gary Tucker, Managing Director of Network Training Partnership

Awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry' by the Institute of the Motor Industry at their 2020 Centenary Awards and a finalist in the Talent in Logistics Industry Ambassador Awards 2020.

A dynamic, entrepreneurial personality and strategic leader with a proactive attitude and history of proven success within the Military and Commercial sectors. Can be relied upon to always produce outstanding results in exceptionally high-pressure situations.