Emergency First Aid for Drivers - CPC

Emergency First Aid at Work for Drivers (CPC)

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of those who are in the driving industry, and require a First Aid qualification which meets the requirements for the Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC).  There is no formal assessment or examination for this course, which has a minimum of 7 taught hours (excluding breaks).

This Gloucestershire based First aid training course is JAUPT approved, and as a Driver CPC module represents 7 hours as part of your 35 hour compulsory PCV or LGV driver CPC periodic training.

Should the learner also require a qualification that meets the requirements of the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981), we can complete a formal assessment after the course, along with a multiple-choice test (there is an additional charge of £10 per person)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will need to demonstrate that they can:  

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a First Aider
1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
1.4 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available
1.5 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment

2. Be able to assess an incident.

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help

3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.

3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
3.3 Identify when to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure

4. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.

4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
4.2 Demonstrate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
4.3 Identify the accepted modifications to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for children

5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is chocking.

5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a

- Partially blocked airway
- Completely blocked airway

5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

6. Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.

6.1 Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding
6.2 Control external bleeding

7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.

7.1 Recognise shock
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock

8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters


There is no formal assessment for this qualification (unless completing the Emergency First Aid at Work at the same time)

Course-specific requirements:

Candidate ID – Must be originals, in the form of the following:

  • photocard driving licence
  • valid passport
  • digital tachograph card
  • driver qualification card (DQC)

All learners must hold a lorry or bus category on their licence. (Only the correct and current entitlement of LGV or PCV licence will allow the training to be uploaded as periodic training) - Learner’s/Driver’s licence number is required for this.


£85.00 +VAT to include First Aid book and starter pack (£95.00+VAT if additional Emergency First Aid at Work certification is required)


Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work for Drivers (CPC)


1 day: 9.00 - 17.00


Delivered from the GDR Solutions Training Centre in the Forest of Dean, Newent, Gloucestershire, or throughout the South West including Bristol, South Wales, Herefordshire and Wiltshire, or in your workplace (subject to numbers)

Employer Guidance:

Driver CPC regulations

EU regulations require drivers of passenger carrying vehicles (PCV) with nine or more seats, and large goods vehicles (LGV) over 3.5 tonnes, to complete 35 hours of training within rolling five year periods.

  • New drivers who acquire a vocational entitlement after the 10 September 2008 (PCV) and/or 10 September 2009 (LGV) will have to obtain the Initial Qualification to drive professionally
  • Existing drivers who held a vocational license prior to 10 September 2008 (PCV) or the 10 September 2009 (LGV) are exempt from the Initial Qualification (known as acquired rights)
  • All drivers must complete 35 hours periodic training every five years following their acquired rights of Initial Qualification.
  • Those drivers that have already met their quota of 35 hours in the current 5-year period cannot have additional hours uploaded so it is important that drivers are aware of how many hours they still require and they tell us at time of booking. Any extra hours do not roll over into the next 5-year period.
  • If a driver does not wish to attend the course for periodic training purposes then they can do so; they will NOT receive a JAUPT certificate. The JAUPT certificate is proof of attendance on a JAUPT approved course and is a legal document. There is a separate certificate available but it may be better for a driver to do a Road users first aid course instead. The JAUPT certificate will be the drivers sole record of completing the course.
  • There is no requirement for assessment on JAUPT courses but there is a need for the driver to play ‘an active role’ in the course.
  • Drivers with foreign licences can still do this course and we can now upload their hours instead of the Foreign driver saving all their certificates until they have the full 35hr quota and then applying directly to the DSA for their DQC (drivers qualification card).

All learners must also show they have the right entitlement on their driving licence:

  • Classifications C, C1, C+E, C1+E, D, D1, D+E, D1 + E

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable First Aid to be provided to employees if they are injured or become ill at work.  

These regulations apply to workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees and to the self employed.  How much first aid provision an employer has to make depends on the circumstances of each workplace.  In general terms, this course may be more suitable for lower-risk environments, such as offices and shops and/or organisations with fewer than 100 employees.