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TTC Group goes online for driver training

TTC Group is delivering its Driver CPC courses and core fleet manager courses online in virtual classrooms, enabling fleets to continue vital work to maintain vehicle compliance.

TTC Group CEO Jim Kirkwood

The group has obtained formal approval from JAUPT – the organisation for quality assurance programme of centres and courses for the Driver CPC periodic training – to deliver all its half-day courses and its Driver Personal Performance course online from Wednesday 15 April.

The 3.5-hour courses are offered on a variety of subjects, including drivers hours, distractions and safe loading. As per the existing JAUPT guidelines, seven hours of training will be required during a 24-hour period, meaning each driver will need to complete two different 3½ courses within that period.

All courses will be delivered ‘live’ with expert trainers delivering the courses for up to 12 delegates at a time within a virtual classroom. The classroom allows each delegate to see, interact with and ask questions of the trainer, and other delegates, as well as viewing and hearing the same content delivered on traditional face-to-face courses.

TTC is also now able to deliver a number of its fleet and driver risk management courses online, covering line manager training and driver safety awareness.

TTC Group CEO Jim Kirkwood commented: “The business environment has changed out of all recognition and we needed to react quickly. That’s why I’m delighted we can now offer our training using virtual classroom technology.

“We’ve had to pull together a dedicated team to make our dream a reality, as well as liaising closely with JAUPT to get their formal approval to move online in record time. Clearly, necessity is the mother of invention, but you need a great team to deliver it quickly, and at TTC, we are fortunate to have one, ” he added.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

2 Comments

  • STEPHEN THOMPSON16. Apr, 2020

    I am trying to get back into the industry after a nine year break. How do I enroll for an online driver cpc course.

    • Natalie Middleton17. Apr, 2020

      Thanks for the query. Our van editor has provided this advice.

      Basically, you search for a provider online, most DCPC providers are now offering online courses. Check that they are JAUPT approved, then book the course that you would like to attend. Topics vary wildly, but any are allowed, so long as they are JAUPT-approved.

      Drivers need to have five days’ training every five years to maintain a DCPC, which is required to drive for hire or reward. All of the trainers are tied into JAUPT, so they will log your training days with the relevant authorities, although it is also possible to check what training you have logged with DVLA on their website. You will need your driving licence and tacho card numbers.

      Training courses are around £75-90 per day, depending who you go with. You need a computer with a decent broadband connection, camera and speakers (the RHA course also insists on Google Chrome as the browser, which is a free download). Courses have to be taken in 3.5-hour chunks, so two in 24 hours, which means you have to be available for around 8 hours in total with no interruptions. The trainer will be able to see you through your camera throughout.

      Sit through the course and probably answer a test at the end and that’s one day done! Do that five times and you have maintained your Driver CPC.

      As an aside, although you don’t mention your age, after 45 truck drivers have to have a medical every five years.

      Kind regards,

      Fleet World