Periodic training is delivered through courses that drivers attend over the five-year period for which their current Driver CPC is valid. There is no pass or fail element to these tests.
The minimum length of a training course is seven hours, although they may be longer. Where a course of seven hours is split in to two parts, the second part must start within 24 hours of the first part ending.
Each new five-year period will begin from the expiry date of the driver's current Driver CPC qualification, and not from the date on which they reached the 35 hours minimum training requirement.
If a driver holds a vocational licence for buses and coaches as well as lorries, they only need to do one set of periodic training.