For ease this is usually shortened to Drivers CPC or DCPC. This applies to all pcv [passenger carrying vehicle] drivers, driving minibuses with 9 seats or large passenger vehicles and all lgv [goods vehicle drivers], driving lorries from 3.5 tonne upwards. From Europe it is a scheme to ensure that all professional drivers are able to achieve higher standards of driving. Through their extended knowledge drivers will be able to drive more considerately and safely.
The benefits are likely to include, less vehicle mechanical damage, fuel savings and less environmental effects of vehicle usage. Essentially, therefore, drivers who have the enhanced skills will be the ambassadors of the industry fully conversant with all current legislation, requirements for less-able passengers and so on. Lorry drivers will have enhanced health and safety knowledge.