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italianjob1275

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249 posts

29 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
Just wondering how many of the guys on here have completed this on here.

I've done two modules one first aid and one on "health and safety in logistics" which was the biggest waste of 8 hours I've ever had the misfortune to sit through.

I'm led to believe that ADR is part of the approved courses.

And although I have no need for it now i'd rather learn that than having a two hour PowerPoint presentation on "how to climb into the cab" delivered by a health and beauty lecturer (seriously)

philmots

3,178 posts

143 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
I've done 3 modules.. Can't remember in what exactly!

The latest was fuel efficient driving.

Flawless Victory

441 posts

48 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
I completed my CPC in 2009 and it didn't cost me a penny. Was on the dole and got my ADR for free, which gave me 21 hours and then used my ILA allowance from the Scottish Government to get the remaining 14 hours. The CPC got me my previous job, as the company were impressed I had it so early and they didn't have to pay for it of course.

iva cosworth

13,513 posts

46 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
I have done 3 parts .

A waste of a Saturday i would usually not be working frown

R0G

3,863 posts

38 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
iva cosworth said:
I have done 3 parts .

A waste of a Saturday i would usually not be working frown
hope you recorded those saturdays as other work for the EU regs as you legally should do?
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R0G

3,863 posts

38 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
ADR can count as DCPC hours but only if the course has DCPC approval

Those on an ADR DCPC approved course are paying probably an extra 100 on top of the ADR course fee just to have some boxes ticked towards getting a DQC - money wasted just to comply with a scheme which, for the most part, achieves nothing for the driver.

Apart from making money for Govt depts and for a few training companies I see no reason for this DCPC




italianjob1275

Original Poster:

249 posts

29 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
I'll just submit myself to death by PowerPoint then :-(

Might try and find some on road training though, at least I might learn something that way.

Life Saab Itch

37,053 posts

71 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
No.

Work provides it for us. We should have had a 7/8 hour session in february, but we got a new contract and were working flat out instead.

R0G

3,863 posts

38 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
italianjob1275 said:
I'll just submit myself to death by PowerPoint then :-(

Might try and find some on road training though, at least I might learn something that way.
If you have the money !!
Anything using a vehicle is going to be super expensive

lgw

305 posts

93 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
I have recedently done my ADR renewal through the FTA and was told none of the syllabus counted toward the DCPC, my employer always picks up the tab for all my training so the additional cost is no problem as we have over 100 drivers that all have either LGV or PCV Licences there will be numerous training days this year for the DCPC, the most bizare thing is i can sit the same module 5 times if i want to to get the DCPC as there is no exam to pass, reports coming back from others who have already sat the courses is its the most boring and pointless exercise ever


edited for poor typing

Edited by lgw on Monday 19th March 11:11


Edited by lgw on Monday 19th March 11:11

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

113 months

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GC8

14,908 posts

73 months

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That can do Day 1 five times and qualify shows what an ill-thought out waste of time DCPC is.

ShampooEfficient

3,212 posts

94 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
Cock Womble 7 said:
70s sex offender immortalised in plastic
I'm not posting mine, the pic is 9 years old. And I look like a startled Harry Potter.

R0G

3,863 posts

38 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
Cock Womble 7 said:
Only 45 years old !! - you look much older ..... TAXI!!!

Are you due a medical? - not that you look ill in that picture ..... well ... not THAT ill .... NOW I NEED A JET !!

LOL

lgw

305 posts

93 months

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So Cruel......but funny hehe

One Amp Andy

1,013 posts

73 months

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Cock Womble 7 said:
rofl

Digby

3,473 posts

129 months

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Thursday 22nd March 2012 quote quote all
Done the same module twice so far.I may end up doing the same module five times if the location of the course is convenient.Fortunately I'm not paying for it.

As pathetic wastes of time go, it's right up there with my several hours of ladder training I had to have at News International.The ladders were only around 4 rungs high and used purely to get paper in to the press just above your head during setting up etc.I was so proud to pass and get my certificate.

rb5er

5,447 posts

55 months

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Wednesday 28th March 2012 quote quote all
I did it as a theory and practical after i passed my hgv theory and practical.

R0G

3,863 posts

38 months

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Thursday 29th March 2012 quote quote all
rb5er said:
I did it as a theory and practical after i passed my hgv theory and practical.
That was the initial dcpc
You now have to do the periodic dcpc 35 hours before YOUR 5 years runs out

The periodic dcpc is the problem and what the posts on this thread are referring to

Graham

15,197 posts

167 months

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Thursday 29th March 2012 quote quote all
im in two minds about this i took my hgv at 19 in the army, which was cough a few years ago, as im not far from need ing the medical!!!

I dont drive for a living, but am out most weekends in my 7.5 tonner race transporter with my own car in the back.

its always nice to have the hgv as a fall back but the 30 odd hours for the dcpc is a bit steep for a hobby..

a nd it does seem like a right royal waste of time....


any thoughts

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