Statutory guidance: The Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

Department For Transport

May 22
16:38 2024

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) is a qualification that professional drivers of certain goods or passenger carrying vehicles must hold in addition to their driving licence. This was introduced by EU legislation. Last year the Department for Transport sought views on proposed changes to the DCPC for drivers in the United Kingdom.

Following this consultation the Department for Transport announced that it would bring forward legislation to:?

  1. halve the minimum course length from 7 hours down to 3.5 hours

  2. decouple e-learning from trainer-led courses

  3. encourage more flexibility in end of module assessments?

  4. introduce an accelerated pathway for returning drivers

Laid on: 16 May 2024

Published 22 May 2024

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