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Training To Be a Professional Driver May Be Easier
Than You Think With CRH Transport Training Ltd
Training to become a professional driver is a relatively straightforward process which
can be divided into four distinct stages. By completing each stage in the required
order the trainee driver can become qualified in no time at all and look forward to a
rewarding career as a professional driver. After completing training the driver may
choose to go on to become a professional large goods vehicle driver or a passenger
carrying vehicle driver. These qualifications will open up a whole range of
opportunities for the candidate both now and in the future.
The first stage in the process of becoming a professional driver is to apply for a
provisional entitled on the driver’s license for the appropriate category of vehicle from
the DVLA using forms D2 and D4. These forms can be obtained from the DVLA
website. The D4 form consists of a medical inspection which should be carried out
by a medical practitioner. This can usually be performed by the applicant’s usual GP
at a cost of £50-£80. Once both forms are completed they should be sent off to the
DVLA in Swansea for approval.
The second stage is to complete the theory test which consists of two separate
stages: Multiple choice questions and hazard perception. This is a similar setup as
used in the modern procedure for obtaining a driver’s license. The DSA are able to
supply the basic information required for the completion of the theory test. However,
a more extensive theory course is available from providers such as CRH Transport
Training Ltd. For a small fee they will provide the trainee driver with 90 day’s
unlimited access to practise tests, revised material and video clips. By making full
use of this provision the trainee driver can ensure that they are full prepared for the
theory test and significantly increase their chances of passing first time.
The third stage consists of the practical test. Professional driver training institutions
such as CRH Transport Training Ltd can similarly provide essential training for the
practical test. Typically this will consist of a five day training course during which the
student is guaranteed 16 hours of direct training, either on a one to one basis or with
two students being instructed by a single trainer. On completion of the practical test
the professional driver will then be required to complete the Driver Certificate of
Professional Competence, or CPC, the final stage of driver training.
This qualification has been introduced by the European Union in recent years to
maintain a consistent and high standard of driving and road safety across Europe.
This is where CRH Transport Training Ltd can again be of assistance, by providing
all the assistance that is required through the training and certification process. Once
the CPC has been obtained the driver must keep the certification current by
completing 35 hours of training over a five year period on an ongoing basis. Using a
company such as CRH can see the driver through the whole process from obtaining
a provision entitlement to qualifying as a professional driver.
CRH Transport Training Ltd
Tel: 0121 323 1777