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06 August 2008 12:00 GMT / Scania in the United Kingdom
Scania awarded accreditation for Driver CPC Periodic Training
Scania (Great Britain) Limited has been awarded Centre Accreditation as a provider of Driver CPC Periodic Training by JAUPT, the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (see Editors' note below).
As such, Scania has become the first commercial vehicle manufacturer in the UK to win accreditation for a Driver CPC programme that will be entirely operated by its own in-house team of driver-training specialists.
In practice, the accreditation will see all aspects of training specified within the EU Driver Training Directive, (which comes into force for passenger carrying vehicle driver in September 2008, followed by LGV drivers a year later), delivered nationwide by instructors from the Scania Driver Experience, Scania's UK driver training and skills development service.
"The Driver CPC covers everything from fuel efficient driving and environmental issues to road safety, first aid and load security," says Mark Agnew, Driver Training Manager for Scania (Great Britain) Limited. "As such, Scania fully supports its implementation and has invested and taken the appropriate steps to ensure the Scania Driver Experience is recognised as a leading provider of Driver CPC training to the UK commercial vehicle industry."
The JAUPT organisation has been created and is managed by two Skills Sector Councils (SSC) in a partnership agreement sanctioned by the Driving Standards Agency. The two SSCs are Skills for Logistics, which serves the freight transport industry, and GoSkills, which covers passenger transport.