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Driver CPC Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness


Lorry, bus, and coach drivers must complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep their Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). This course has been approved by the DVSA and qualifies for 7 Driver CPC hours. This course raises awareness of common mental health conditions, aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and provides tools for well-being management.

Each driver’s details will be uploaded to the DVSA database within 5 working days of completing the course.

Who needs this qualification?

Any potential, new or existing bus, coach or lorry drivers requiring Driver CPC Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness training.

Why is this training important?

The aim of Driver CPC training is to reduce road casualties by ensuring and maintaining all bus, coach and lorry drivers are up to date with legislation and trained to a high standard.

Drivers experiencing mental health illness, or a low level of wellbeing can lead to unsafe driving. Having a proactive approach to looking after their mental health will enable them to perform safely and at their best.

Course content

  • What is mental health?
  • Useful statistics
  • Stigma
  • Driver’s stress vulnerability and stress container
  • Mental health continuum
  • Mental health conditions
  • Suicide / ITESS
  • Wellbeing (age, diet, physical health, exercise)
  • Recover Take Ten Together toolkit
  • Helpful resources

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘mental health’
  • Outline UK statistics
  • Recognise stigma
  • Understand driver’s stress vulnerability and stress container
  • Outline the Mental Health Continuum
  • Recognise signs/symptoms of mental health conditions
  • Understand suicide
  • Understand the importance of wellbeing
  • Outline recovery and the Take Ten Together toolkit
  • Be able to access helpful resources for supporting good mental health
Certificated by: Ouch Learning and Development – approved by DVSA
Duration: 1 day (7 CPC hours)
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: A CPC card or valid driver’s licence for buses, coaches, or lorries
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face

Available dates

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