Yes, you can complete your Driver CPC training in one go, but it’s important to consider a few key points. In the UK, the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) requires professional lorry, bus, and coach drivers to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years to maintain their qualification.
While it’s possible to complete all 35 hours of training in a single week, there are certain factors to keep in mind:
Intensity and Effectiveness: Cramming all the training into one week can be quite intense. Spreading the training over a longer period might be more effective for learning and retention.
Course Availability and Scheduling: You’ll need to find a training provider that offers the full 35 hours of training in a consecutive sequence, which might not always be feasible.
Validity Period: Regardless of when you complete your 35 hours within the five-year period, the training will only count towards your current five-year cycle.
Work and Personal Commitments: It’s essential to consider your work schedule and personal commitments. Taking a whole week for training might not be practical for everyone.
Avoiding the Last-Minute Rush: Many drivers tend to delay their training, leading to a rush in the months leading up to the CPC renewal deadline. Completing the training in one go can be a way to avoid this last-minute rush.
Ultimately, the choice of whether to complete your CPC training in one go or over several sessions depends on your personal preference, learning style, and schedule. However, spreading the training out is often recommended for better learning and retention.
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