Date: 29 July 2014 

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We keep all of our industry leading training courses & material fully up to date with legislation changes




CPC Certificate of Professional Competence through Friendberry


We provide all options possible for the PSV Operators Licence and the Freight Operators Licence CPC Training course:

  • CPC freight or passenger home study with audio CDs, DVD and iPod options available; 'Click on the relevant box HGV or PSV'
  • CPC Freight or CPC Passenger intensive training courses, CPC Courses, CPC Transport Training
  • CPC e-tuition.
  • NEW iPod option
  • CPC Examination Centres (Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Brentwood, Portsmouth, Somerset, Warrington).

A classroom course (CPC Course) for CPC Freight (Units R1 & R2) or CPC Passenger (Units P1 and P2) will need 10 days CPC training. Despite what claims you might have read, you cannot get a full CPC training course done properly in less than 10 days.

CPC Operators licence (Operator licence) legislation requires all Operators to either hold a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) or have in their employ a similarly qualified Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) holder.

The Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is recognised throughout Europe because it is an official European Operators Licence in CPC transport management qualification and it is the standard recognised by each country's Operators Licence department.

To test CPC qualification knowledge, the CPC exam (CPC License, CPC Licence) consists of multi choice questions and a CPC Case study and is set by the OCR examining body 4 times per year (except PSV Unit 7) and the CPC exam day is always on a Friday. We can accept you for your CPC exam.

Accommodation is either provided or available on all courses. Buffet lunches can be provided and there is ample parking.


We can help with VOSA Operators Course, CPC Examination, CPC Freight National (now Freight International), Bus Operators Licence, Goods Operatots Licence, OCR CPC, CPC Road Haulage, VOSA Operators License, CPC Passenger Transport, Coach Operators Licence, CPC Road Transport, Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing, CPC Freight International and CPC Passenger International.



DGSA Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (Adviser) Friendberry

If your drivers of dangerous goods (hazardous goods) come within scope of the UK CDG (Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations), you will need to have or be a DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor). This DGSA regulation applies to all road transport companies.

DGSA training required by the UK CDG can be either in the classroom or at home and it involves DGSA exams set by SQA (The Scottish Qualifications Authority). The UK Carriage of dangerous goods regulations (CDG) invoke the requirements of ADR dangerous goods regulations.


Hazardous (dangerous) goods can generally be carried in some kind of package.  The majority can be carried in a road tanker (Hazchem) also.



DGSA Special Offer:


Drivers living over 60 miles from Taunton are offered a discount on DGSA classroom training (Conditions apply). DGSA exams are set by the SQA.  Mandatory legislation including ADR and the UK CDG is required.

For further information or to book your course, go to DGSA training course.


DGSA training is usually for all 9 ADR classes of dangerous goods as this gives the easiest and simplest SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) DGSA set of exams.  The exams are named Core, Road and Classes and are sat on the same day.  The DGSA training certificate lasts 5 years.


If you wish home study, you can study at your leisure.  We will supply the DGSA training material in the form of manuals accompanied by audio CDs plus DVDs.


DGSA classroom courses are carried out as close to the exam as possible. 'New' Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers may take an initial DGSA training course relating to the carriage of dangerous goods & which lasts up to 5 days depending on your confidence level.


'Existing' Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors take DGSA 'refresher' training relating to the carriage of dangerous goods & which lasts for up to 4 days depending on your confidence level.


Accommodation is possible during the DGSA training and there is ample parking. SQA exams are sat at the SQA DGSA centre nearest to you (Find DGSA exam venues on the SQA site).



ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods Driver Training Friendberry


All ADR drivers of dangerous goods (hazardous goods) that come within the scope of the UK CDG (Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations) need the driver to have an ADR Driver Training Certificate (Previously a Hazchem certificate).

ADR training under ADR regulations has to be in the classroom and involves ADR exams set by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority).

All exams are multi choice and quite straightforward and simple. ADR exam fees which we collect on your behalf are £20 each. The minimum number of ADR exams that you could take is three (tankers, flammable liquids and core as one example). The usual maximum number of ADR exams is ten (tankers, packages, core and seven classes of dangerous goods).

There are 9 classes of ADR dangerous goods and they are:

  • Class 1 - Explosives - which is not a common class
  • Class 2 - Gases
  • Class 3 - Liquids
  • Class 4 - Solids
  • Class 5 - Oxidising Agents
  • Class 6 - Toxins
  • Class 7 - Radioactives - which is not a common class
  • Class 8 - Corrosives
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous

These hazardous goods can be carried in some kind of package. The majority can also be carried in a road tanker (Hazchem).

Training (to match the exams) is usually for the 7 common ADR classes. As examples, you can choose from:

  • 7 ADR Classes in packages
  • 7 ADR classes in packages and tankers
  • ADR Class 3 Liquids only in tankers (including petrol and diesel)
  • ADR Class 5 only packages (fertiliser) 

The following classes can be covered by following a special course where you specify the dates (Please phone us):

  • ADR Class 1 Explosives
  • ADR Class 7 Radioactives

'New' ADR drivers have to take an ADR training course for the carriage of dangerous goods which lasts for up tp 4½ days depending on the option selected. The driver training certificate lasts for 5 years.

Existing ADR drivers take 'refresher' ADR training for the carriage of dangerous goods which lasts for up to 3 days, depending on the option selected.

Drivers wishing to upgrade their ADR driver training certificates can 'add' ADR classes etc.

Accommodation is possible and there is ample parking.



Driver CPC for Bus, Coach and Lorry drivers


This is a new qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers - the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC). In future, just holding a vocational driving licence on its own will not be sufficient for someone who wishes to drive these vehicles for a living.


The Driving Standards Agency is implementing EU Directive 2003/59 which requires all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers to hold a Driver CPC in addition to their vocational driving licence.


Driver CPC has come into force on 10 September 2008 for bus and coach drivers;
Driver CPC will come into force on 10 September 2009 for lorry drivers.


In order to maintain their Driver CPC, all Category C and D licence holders (including C, C1, C1E and D, D1, DE, D1E) will be required to undertake 35 hours Periodic Training every 5 years. That equates to one 'Driver CPC training day' per year.


Driver CPC also introduces a new Initial Qualification for drivers entering the industries after these September dates, and which they must complete in order to drive professionally.


The main aim behind Driver CPC is to improve road safety by providing better qualified drivers to help reduce road casualties. Driver CPC should also bring an improved professional and positive image to the industries, attracting more people to drive buses, coaches and lorries for a living. Driver CPC is aimed not only at improving the knowledge and skills of LGV and PCV drivers when they first start work, but also ensuring those skills are maintained and developed throughout the driver’s working life.


Any lorry over 3.5 tonnes and minibuses with 9 seats or more are covered by Driver CPC if driven in the course of work.


Driver CPC will enable young people to enter these sectors in a safe and professional manner from 18 years of age.


The existing ‘Transport Manager’s CPC’ also known as the ‘Operator’s CPC’ is a separate qualification and anyone holding one, who still drives professionally as part of their job, will also need to hold a Driver CPC (DCPC).



Driver CPC Summary
you've got 5 years to do it
you've got to do 35 hours total training - either all at once or 5 x 7 hour days
school holidays can be used for training (PSV)
Bank Holidays like Xmas can be used for training
the 'DQC' (Driver Qualification Card) lasts 5 years
each 'day' attendance gets you one Brownie point on an achievement card and 5 points = DQC
'days' can be a 'pm' plus the following 'am'
there is no exam to pass
within the scope of the syllabus, you can choose your own subject matter. If 'my own specified content' - please discuss with us








Do your own training


PowerPoint Presentation for you to use - £ POA depending on complexity and duration.





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