Are there identity checks to complete before attending a Driver CPC course?
A formal identity check will need to be carried out and recorded confirming the identity of each driver on a course. This requires a visual check of an official form of identification, the following identification is acceptable:
- A Passport and an old style Paper Driving Licence
- Photo-card Driving Licence
- Old style licence & a Digital Tacho Card
- Driver Qualification Card (DQC)
Please note that you must bring along at least one of the above items to each course you attend.
The above is for identification purposes only; you must also ensure that you bring the relevant documentation that proves you are entitled to drive an LGV / PCV. We kindly ask that all attendees bring their driving licence with them and those who already hold a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) bring this with them to a Driver CPC course for a thorough check of entitlements and expiry dates. Please note: if you do not have a current Driving Licence Card you will not be able to obtain your Driver Qualification Card (DQC).
Drivers undergoing a medical review, and therefore not in possession of their driving licence, should hold a receipt from the DVLA; this will confirm their driving licence number. Provided that the driver can produce this receipt and relevant photographic ID as stated above, which can be verified against the DVLA receipt based on the driver's name and date of birth, then the training can proceed.
It is essential that drivers attending training bring with them on each day of training one of the forms of identification mentioned above, if drivers fail to provide one of the above forms of acceptable identification their training hours will not count towards periodic training and they will not be able to attend the course.