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Driver Certificate of Professional Competence

If you are a bus or coach driver and held your vocational licence (D*, D1*,DE*, D1E*) prior to 10 September 2008, you have acquired rights until 9 September 2013. If you are a lorry driver and held your vocational licence (C, C1, CE, C1E) prior to 10 September 2009, you have acquired rights until 9 September 2014. To continue driving professionally beyond this date, you will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training before the dates shown above, and then accumulate 35 hours of training, every 5 years thereafter. ACT provides a range of courses both class and vehicle based that help the driver to attain their professional Driver CPC qualification. For more information on the courses we offer please click here.

Operator Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage

This course is for anyone wishing to enter the profession of Transport Manager or demonstrate their professional competence to meet Operator Licensing requirements. This qualification changed in December 2011, and now combines National & International elements. The course covers all the information required to be able to pass the OCR Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage, as laid down in the current EU directive. This course is taken as a two week intensive classroom based course. The Examination consists of a 2 hour Multiple Choice question paper and an open book, 2 hour Case Study paper. Examinations are held four times per year, March, June, September and December at our OCR accredited Centre.

IOSH Managing Safely Course

All candidates who successfully pass the IOSH Managing Safely course will be awarded with a certificate issued by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. This certificate will prove that the manager is able to:

  • Recognise hazards found in the workplace
  • Produce and record basic risk assessments
  • Recommend control measures as a result of the basic risk assessments
  • Provide management practices and principles as part of a complete management strategy
  • Plan, create and implement actions to meet health and safety objectives
  • Recognising and accounting for the risks from ergonomic factors
  • Investigation of accidents and incidents which resulted in damage or injuries to discover the causes and to ensure the appropriate steps is taken.


First Aid at Work

We offer HSE approved 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work courses , which can also be counted as 7 hours training towards the Driver CPC qualification, and 3 day First Aid at Work courses. We also provide Refresher, Basic Life Support, First Responder (FPOS) and Automated External Defibrillation courses. For more information on our First Aid Courses please click here.

Forklift/Plant Training

We offer a wide range of RTITB accredited or In House Courses. For more information on the courses we offer please click here.

ACT Control Solutions is a DSA registered Testing Centre

and offer tailor made courses in the following;

Van/Car & Trailer (Category B + E)

4x4 Familiarisation Course in line with ROSPA advanced driving criteria

Class 2 (Category C)

Class 1 (Category C + E)

Driver Assessments - Each assessment typically lasts 1 hour. The assessment is designed to aid your driver recruitment and selection process and provides a report as to the competence of your prospective driver. A modified version of this scheme can be used to assess drivers at regular intervals or perhaps following involvement in an accident or where there is a suspicion of poor driving.

CCNSG Training

Our Passport to Safety (CCSNG) courses are run on a regular basis in conjunction with Providence Training.

We also offer many other courses such as;
Traffic Office
Banksman Training
Driver Awareness/Hazard Perception
Please call us to discuss your requirements.

JAUPT accredited Centre AC00479


We are currently offering Driver CPC Courses in the following modules

Module 1 Drivers Hours 3.5 hrs
Module 2 Tachograph 3.5 hrs
Module 3 Vehicle Checks and Maintenance 3.5 hrs
Module 4 Carriage of Goods Documentation 3.5 hrs
Module 5 Manual Handling 3.5 hrs
Module 6 Health, Road and Environmental Safety 3.5 hrs
Module 7 Driver Awareness 7 hrs
Module 8 SAFED (Safe & Fuel efficient) 7 hrs
Module 9 Emergency First Aid at Work 7 hrs
Module 10 Forklift Truck 7 hrs



Any 2 of Modules 1 to 6 can be combined to provide the minimum 7 hour training session.



HSE approved First Aid Courses


Our First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work training is fully approved by the Health & Safety Executive – through our partners AID Training & Operations Ltd, approval number 99/99, who are members of the Association of Independent First Aid at Work Training Organisations (AIFAWTO) and The Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO).

Course Maximum Number of Candidates Duration
First Aid at Work 6 3 days
First Aid at Work Refresher 6 2 days
Emergency First Aid at Work 12 1 day
First Aid Responder 12 1 day
Automatic External Defibrillation 8 ½ day
Basic Life Support 12 ½ day


We offer HSE approved 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work courses, which can also be counted as 7 hours training towards the Driver CPC qualification



We can offer both RTITB accredited Forklift Training or, In House Forklift Training Courses

R.T.I.T.B Forklift Training

- Our R.T.I.T.B Instructor is also an Examiner in the following:

Counterbalance Forklift
Reach Forklift
Lorry Loader



In-house courses


Counterbalance Forklift
Reach Forklift
Lorry Loader
Side Loader Forklift
Rough Terrain Forklift
Ride on Pallet Truck
Overhead gantry
Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler
Industrial Telescopic Handler
Forward Tipping Dumper
Mobile elevated platform
Forklift awareness courses for non-operators


In-house Forklift can account for 7 hours training towards the Driver CPC