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Initial Driver CPC
Initial Driver CPC modules
For new Bus and coach Drivers who wish to have a full PCV "D" or "D1" category driving licence must now complete the 4 modules of the Initial Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence), driver CPC test, before they are allowed to drive legally with passengers. These rules have been put in place by the DSA (Driving Standards Agency). This is solely for new drivers just acquiring their PCV licence for the first time.
Module 1 - Theory Test
Multiple choice questions & hazard perception clips. This module consists of:
100 multiple choice questions using a touch screen computer. You do not have to be computer literate to take this test. The pass mark is 85 out of 100.
Hazard perception clips are shown on a computer screen, the sooner you spot the hazard the more points you score. These clips test your reaction time to a series of hazards. The pass mark is 67%.
Module 2 - Case Studies
Computer based case studies. This module consists of:
This is computer based studies which gives you scenarios you might encounter in your working life. It aims to test your knowledge and how you put it into practice. Questions will be asked around the case study and you will be asked to answer them in a number of different ways such as multiple choice, clicking an area in a photograph or typing a short answer. Each test will be made up of 7 case studies, each one with 6-8 questions. The pass mark is 38 out of 50.
Module 3 - 1.5 hours
Practical Driving Test
The PCV driving test is being developed to include an Eco-Safe driving assessment. The examiner will assess your vehicle control to see if your driving is eco-friendly. This will not go against you if you don't, however the examiner will give you a leaflet regarding this at the end of the test if you have not complied with the eco-friendly element of the test.
Module 4 - 0.5 hours
Driver CPC Practical Test, Vehicle Safety Demonstration.
To obtain your license you will need to complete this final module which focuses on the following: