Transport Training & Logistics

Transport Training & Logistics

BTS can offer training on:

  • Driver CPC
  • ADR (Carriage of Dangerous Good By Road)
  • PDP (Petroleum Driver Passport)

Driver CPC

What is Driver CPC?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is intended to help improve road safety & maintain high standards. 

Driver CPC is 35 hours of periodic training completed every 5 years cycle, the training is split into 7 hour sessions.

It was introduced in 2008 for PCV and in 2009 for LGV.  Drivers must complete 35 hours of Driver CPC Periodic Training every 5 years.

We offer dedicated Driver CPC courses, and we also offer Driver CPC hours through Emergency First Aid, ADR and Manual Handling.

Who should attend?

Any driver operating a vehicle over 3.5 tones or a bus with 9 or more seats on a professional basis (hire or reward).

I have both Licenses?

If you have both an LGV & PCV license you can attend either course & count it towards your total 35 hours. You must split the training if you intend to drive both LGV & PCV. The training you complete should be relevant to your job.

Duration of Training

Each session covers 7 hours of periodic training completed over 5 days to give you the full 35. You can complete the training in a block booking, or complete one day at a time.

How to book

It is advised that you contact the office prior to booking a Driver CPC course to ensure you are completing the relevant training. Please have a look at our open courses on our diary. If you cannot see a course listed, please call the office, as we offer courses that can count towards CPC that may not be listed.

Along with these we have available dates for Emergency First Aid, ADR and Manual Handling, from which you can claim Driver CPC hours.

Modules Available

We are a member of the RTITB Driver CPC Consortium, and have access to a full range of topics. These topics change regularly, so please check with one of our offices for the latest list.

ADR (Carriage of Dangerous Good By Road)

Duration: 3 – 5 days (3 for refresher, 4 without tanks, 5 with tanks, or duration may differ if you require a bespoke course)

Course Overview – Key areas covered:

  • Knowledge and skills necessary for a driver in their core operational duties
  • Practical application of specific health and safety techniques
  • Preventative and safety measures appropriate to the various types of hazards in Classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
  • Specialist knowledge and skills necessary for drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages and/or bulk
  • The specialist knowledge and skills necessary for drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods in fixed tanks or demountable tanks with a capacity exceeding 1m3, drivers of battery-vehicles with a total capacity exceeding 1m3 and drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods in tank containers, portable tanks or MEGCs with an individual capacity exceeding 3m3 on a transport unit

Who should attend
Drivers of vehicles containing dangerous goods, based on the training requirements drawn up by the UK legislation and International agreements.

Assessment of Training
Multiple-choice question papers for each module taken.

Pre training requirements
There are no requirements to attend an Initial ADR, other than photo ID.

To attend a Refresher course, delegates must hold a current ADR licence, that is due to expire within the next 12 months, but still has at least 6 weeks validity remaining.

On completion of the required component parts of ADR training, a photo card license will be issued displaying your entitlement for the carriage of dangerous goods.

Courses are held on a regular basis, please contact us for dates.

Driver CPC
Delegates are able to claim up to 21 hours when attending the ADR course. To find out more on Driver CPC, click here.

PDP (Petroleum Driver Passport)

We have decided to stop offering PDP (Petroleum Driver Passport) with immediate effect. Please take a look at the PDP website to find other providers who may offer this training;

Training Location
We deliver the course at both of our offices, Barry & Baglan, Port Talbot. We are also licensed to deliver the training at customers’ sites & have travelled around the United Kingdom & Europe to deliver this training.

How to Book
If you would like to book a place on one of the above courses and you meet the required criteria you can Contact Us through the number at the top of the page, or fill in the enquiry form below (please state the course you require in the message).