The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has given the nod to classroom-based driver CPC training during the current lockdown in England, although it’s stressed that remote training is still the preferred option.
In a statement released this Wednesday 11 November, the DVSA said that: “Where possible, driver CPC training should be done remotely. But where this is not possible, classroom-based teaching in a suitable Covid-secure environment is allowed.”
It stressed that in-vehicle training should NOT be carried out.
A spokesperson for the DVSA said the situation would be kept under review in line with government guidance.
Logistics UK – formerly the Freight Transport Association (FTA) – has since announced that its classroom-based Driver CPC training will be resumed from next Monday 16 November, and carried out in a Covid-secure and compliant manner.
This would be alongside the existing online training options, allowing companies to choose the format best suited to their operation.
Logistics UK added that the focus, irrespective of which format is chosen, would be on a high-quality learning experience, supported by “unique materials and professional educators”.