DriveTech goes online for Driver CPC
DriveTech, the driver education and risk management arm of the AA, has obtained agreement to deliver JAUPT-approved and FORS-accredited courses online. It is doing so to ensure operators do not get caught up in a backlog of Driver CPC training.
Courses will be delivered ‘live’ by qualified trainers via Microsoft Teams. The virtual classroom will allow up to ten delegates at any one time, making sure the essential interaction of traditional classroom training is achieved, whilst staying safe and adhering to the Government restrictions on social distancing. Registration and identity checks are undertaken digitally before every course and each delegate is monitored and assessed throughout to verify full course attendance. In line with existing JAUPT guidelines, for the courses that are usually seven hours in length, the training will need to be completed within a 24-hour period, meaning the courses will be split across an afternoon and the following morning.
Nick Butler, Fleet Director at DriveTech, commented: “Despite the Coronavirus curveball, DriveTech remains committed to road safety. The virtual delivery of our Driver CPC courses means we can meet our customers’ demands – after all, the clock is always ticking for professional drivers to complete their compulsory periodic training. And remember, drivers can still complete training even if they have been furloughed.”