West Notts College create two new training academies

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A COLLEGE has created two new training academies to cater for new driving legislation.

West Notts College, in partnership with Maurice Hill Transport Limited and Nottingham City Transport (NCT), set up the scheme in response to the legislative requirement of the Driver CPC (Certificate of Personal Competence).

By September 2013, anyone driving a commercial passenger-carrying vehicle must undertake 35 hours of training, with drivers of large goods vehicles having until September 2014. The legislation is designed to improve the safety and enhance the skills and knowledge of professional drivers

This certificate must be held by anyone who drives a goods vehicle of 7.5 tonnes and over, or a passenger vehicle with more than eight seats.

Craig Done, the college’s logistics business development manager, described it as a ‘ticking timebomb’and urged those who have not completed the mandatory 35 hours of training to register as soon as possible.