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philthy

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4,576 posts

128 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
It would be infinitely more enjoyable, and productive, than the completely pointless waste of time that was my first day of driver cpc today.

Who comes up with this ste? Are they having the biggest laugh, seeing just how fking ridiculous, and impertinent the legislation they create can be?

4key

8,361 posts

36 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Ive now done 4 of them and havent learnt a thing, neither has anyone else i know. The girl teaching us is gorgeous though so i stay awake through most of it lick

iva cosworth

15,479 posts

51 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
4key said:
The girl teaching us is gorgeous though so i stay awake through most of it lick
That's an incentive to attendyes

v8will

2,839 posts

84 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Did mine today, not the snore fest I was expecting but no big revelations TBH

iva cosworth

15,479 posts

51 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Apparently last Saturday the CPC lecturer chap turned up at my work but the utterly

incompetent manager had TOTALLY forgotten about it and obviously hadn't told any of the drivers

either.rolleyes
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4key

8,361 posts

36 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
I still cant figure out who these courses are aimed at, the way that they have been structured concludes that they can only be a money making exercise. If they were of any use then I would be all for them, however the information that they are providing is of a standard that anyone who has done the job for more that 6 months will find these of no use and almost patronising.

The current course should be on offer to new drivers as a test to pass to obtain their license, which is in theory what they are. This is a very good thing and I wish that they did something to this extreme for a car license.

To make anyone who already has a license do this is beyond a pointless exercise. The fact that you cant fail them, that it is time and not 'module' based, and that drivers have to repeat the course at set intervals compounds the fact that it is just a money making exercise and should be hated to the same extent as the brake lobby, the bloke who invented specs cameras and any tax based on emmisions hehe

If I actually had to pay for it out of my own pocket I may have considered dumping 44 tonnes of scania outside parliment and setting fire to it.


Graham

15,426 posts

172 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
im in a real quandry I dont use my lgv licence for work these days, just my personal car transporter so I dont need to do the cpc.


but its nice to be able to have it as a fall back. when the cpc regs come in to force I wont be able to unless I've done it..

I've been looking around to see which is the cheapest class based course and see if i can do a deal to do that course enough times to have the hours...

failing that Im also looking at what you need to provide the course hehe

iva cosworth

15,479 posts

51 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Well,with 15 minutes till home time yeserday i was told that we had the CPC man coming todayrolleyes

Thanks for the pre warningmad

Well we steamed through it and finished early and had stuff today on speeding,drink driving and

the effects on the body of drinking and drugsnerd

spike50

121 posts

42 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
ive been looking into this , im 52 yo have been driving artics since i was 22 covered europe and can tie a dolly and rope and sheet , done fridges , long loads , tankers , containers , cranes , delivered bricks and i could go om but forgot most of it , (god this alzheimers is crap)

my best mate drove busses for most of his life but went into the teaching sude a few years ago, now he provides driver training and cpc courses ,

i have asked him about this and what he is going to teach in his class , not much was his reply , but i can do a modern apprenticeship and get the cpc for £25 a module if i go to his college2-3 days a month !

so i can be an apprentice at 52 or just pay the normal price hhhmmmm
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