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Certificate of Professional Competence

Initial CPC qualification;

This course is for anyone who passed their full D1 minibus test after the 10th September 2008 and is getting paid to drive a minibus.

The overall initial qualification consists of 4 modules with the 2 relating to Driver CPC being modules 2 and 4.

Module 1 of the qualification is two computer based theory tests- the Multiple Choice and the Hazard Perception.  

Module 2 of the Driver CPC is a computer based theory test which includes 7 case study test parts with 6 to 8 questions per case study.

This test is undertaken at any DSA Pearson Theory Test Centre where you took your Theory and Hazard Perception tests.

Module 3 is your practical D1 test, usually completed as an intensive course. (Please see D1 page for more information)

Module 4 of the Driver CPC is the Vehicle Safety Demonstration and will require you to answer a number of questions whilst around the vehicle from the following topics:

  • security of the vehicle and its contents
  • paying attention to safety rules and using the vehicle properly
  • ability to load the vehicle
  • ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants
  • ability to assess emergency situations
  • ability to prevent physical risk
  • ability to complete a physical, walk round vehicle safety check. 

This test is undertaken at the Practical test centre although no driving is involved you will normally take the vehicle you passed your practical test in.

Ongoing CPC

In the first 5 years following qualification or from the acquired rights automatic qualification (September 2008) you will need to undertake 35 hours of CPC training.

This training needs to be industry specific but not necessarily immediately relevant to their current day to day duties.

Currently Available Courses:

  • Disability Awareness
  • Emergency Procedure

"The training was very good and presented very well and will help in my job. The trainer Chris was amazing, many thanks"

"Huge thank you to you and especially Mick who was amazing can you please pass on my thanks to him for being a great teacher"

"Excellent - very informative, detailed and relevant with the driving practise. Instructor Chris - very patient and comprehensive. Thank you"

"fantastic instructor, calm and reassuring, made course more fun for learning."

"Very helpful course, very thorough and enjoyable. Appreciated the patience and support given."

"Well organised and presented, clear and patient instructions"

"Training was great, learnt loads. Made me more aware of my driving and how I could improve."

"I looked around for MIDAS Training for staff to be safe to drive our new minibus and also to accompany residents on outings. I luckily found this wonderful company on the internet and Chris was the only person to bother ringing me back. He arrived and put my staff at ease and he was an excellent teacher with years of experience and helped everyone ease their fears of doing a small driving test. Everyone passed and I would recommend this company. We are opening 4 more homes this year and we shall be using Chris - Thank you from a very satisfied customer"

"This was a well prepared, thought out and productive learning session which was both fun and educational for my role in the care home."

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Contact Information

Minibus Training and Safety Ltd
Unit 25
Broadfields Farm
Dunmow Road
CM77 6SA
Telephone: 0845 338 1898
Email: info@minibustrainingandsafety.co.uk