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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.


"Very good training. Brian was thorough and reassuring as I was very nervous! Thank you very much"

"I believe this to be a very good means of refreshing things I already knew, and also teaching new skills. The tutors were very polite and informative and answered any questions I had without hesitation. "

"Really enjoyable throughout, felt at ease and the whole session was well-taught and delivered at a steady pace. "

"Having never driven a bigger vehicle than a car, Chris was excellent in advice, supporting and guiding when the practical element came into play. "

"Given confidence with advice and visual representation. Learnt new things about driving and possible problems. Great course, instructor very calm and I learnt a lot."

"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 course, very knowledgable and fair instructor. Comments and feedback were useful and experience of being an instructor was clearly evident. "

"Very good training experience. Chris created a good open learning environment and was very considerate of all speeds of learning and abilities."

"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."

"Very good, informative and fun training. Mark was excellent."

"The trainer made us all feel relaxed, coped well with any issues that arose. By the end of the training I started to feel confident that I could overcome my worries. "

"Really enjoyable and informative course, feel confident taking residents out on adventures. Thank you Chris "

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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