GB drivers working towards Driver CPC will soon be able to go online to check records of the periodic training they’ve done.
The service will also let drivers give current or prospective employers temporary access to their training record. This is so they can confirm how much periodic training the driver has done in their five year cycle.
The service should benefit trainers by providing a clear and simple online record for drivers – reducing the need to respond to individual driver’s and operator’s enquiries.
When the service has been launched, drivers will be able to register to use it at direct.gov.uk/checkdrivercpc. This link won’t work until the service is launched
Uploading training records
The service will tell drivers that it will take up to five days for their training record to be updated.
As trainers, it’s important that you add training records within five days of course completion (as set out in your terms and conditions).
If a training record isn’t updated within five days, drivers are being told to contact the trainer directly. If a centre doesn’t respond satisfactorily to their query, drivers can then raise with DSA via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linking to the service
When the service has been launched, you can put a button on your website that links to the service.
DSA has prepared a graphic that you can use for this (see attached).
You can also add the following message to the training certificate you issue at the end of your training course – helping to raise awareness of the service to drivers:
Check your periodic training has been recorded at direct.gov.uk/checkdrivercpc
You’ll receive information announcing the launch of the service shortly.