Before You Come On The (35 Hour Periodic Training) Course. Please Note Our Eligibility / Identification Check -
DVSA guidelines on the Gov.uk website states:
"Please be advised that the training provider should be checking before uploading your training on whether you are eligible. This means that they may ask for proof of acquired rights or driver cpc entitlement in the form of a licence and/or DQC. Every training provider has their own processes so they may ask you to provide this proof on the day of the course."
"they may ask for proof of acquired rights" which means to be eligible you need to check you have either:
C1 date on your drivers licence before 09/09/2009. (Column 10 reverse of card)
"or driver cpc entitlement in the form of a licence and/or DQC" If your C1 date is after 09/09/2009 you will need both your drivers licence and DQC, or even just the DQC on it's own. We as a company would only accept an in date DQC on it's own however.
Either way, if this is your second cycle of DCPC please bring your DQC as well as your licence.
"Every training provider has their own processes so they may ask you to provide this proof on the day of the course."
The key point there being "proof on the day of the course." We do this every day for this reason.
We are subject to unannounced audits from DVSA, JAUPT, and RTITB. We have had several. All successful, whereby we have applied the above procedure to their satisfaction. This also allows for a speedy turnaround of your new DQC and allows smooth and efficient upload of hours.
We also re-affirmed this during contact with their (DVSA) Accreditation & Compliance Specialist in December 2017.