Jim Kirkwood, CEO TTC Group

Licence Bureau’s parent company TTC Group is now delivering its JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training) approved driver CPC courses online.

With the Covid-19 pandemic bringing a halt to all classroom-based courses, TTC Group has obtained formal approval from JAUPT – the organisation responsible for quality assurance programmes across centres and courses for the driver CPC periodic training – to deliver all its half-day courses and its Driver Personal Performance course online.

The 3.5hr courses offered include: driver hours; driver distractions; driver health and wellbeing; safe loading; driver safety awareness; and driver speed awareness.

All courses are taught ‘live’ with expert trainers delivering the courses for up to 12 delegates at a time. The virtual classroom allows delegates to see, interact with and ask questions of the course tutor, as well as other delegates.

The online content is the same as that traditionally delivered by face-to-face courses.

Some courses will run ‘closed’ for individual companies who just want their drivers to undertake private training, while others will be ‘open’ for any bus, coach or truck driver to book and join in.

As per the existing JAUPT guidelines, seven hours of training will be required during a 24-hour period meaning each driver will need to complete two different 3.5hr courses within that period.

TTC Group can also now deliver a number of its fleet and driver risk management courses online. These 90-minute courses aim to bring managers up to speed with their crucial duty of care responsibilities to the employees when they drive for work. The current portfolio includes: Line Manager Training and Driver Safety Awareness.

Jim Kirkwood, CEO TTC Group, said, ‘Clearly, necessity is the mother of invention, but you need a great team to deliver it quickly, and here at TTC and Licence Bureau, we are fortunate to have that.

“We’ve had to pull together a dedicated team to make our dream a reality, as well as liaising closely with JAUPT to get their formal approval to move online in record time.

“I’m delighted we can now offer our training using virtual classroom technology.”

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