Robin Brown

Logistics training specialist SP Training is launching a series of online Driver CPC courses after welcoming the DVSA’s announcement that it will allow options for remote training.

The DVSA confirmed that classroom delivery of Driver CPC periodic training was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak and, as a temporary alternative, would allow approved trainers authorisation to deliver accepted courses remotely via digital platforms.

SP Training courses suitable for remote delivery will be split into 3.5-hour sessions to encourage driver engagement and delivered in a live webinar style.

The usual conditions of course approval will be met and the platforms will be suitable for remote auditing.

It is expected that hauliers operating primarily in the automotive and fashion logistics sectors, which are currently experiencing lower volumes, will take the opportunity to deliver and catch-up on periodic training.

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Robin Brown, SP Training chairman (pictured), said: “We welcome the decision by the DVSA to allow remote delivery of periodic training and have responded by offering a series of Driver CPC courses delivered online by our approved trainers.

“Remote training options give operators greater flexibility to comply with current guidelines and allow drivers to undergo training while isolating and social distancing.”