According to a new data set released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the number of periodic training hours uploaded in the Year To Date (YTD) is 3,398,331 – the number peaking in February 2017 at 431,511 hours. By contrast, the least popular month was August, when 207,627 hours were uploaded.
The number of drivers attending Driver CPC courses ranged from 29,173 in August to 60,588 in February.
As would perhaps be expected, being a popular time for training, the number of courses uploaded peaked in January at 9,081.
The total number of Driver Qualification Cards (DQCs) issued – excluding replacements, EU/EEA driving licence holders etc. – in the YTD is 67,066. For EU/EEA driving licence holders, that figure is 104 in the YTD. The number of replacement DQCs issued is 6,707 in the YTD.
As for checks, a total of 219 quality assurance audits were conducted on centres in the YTD – ranging from 16 in July to 24 in the months of January and February.
The data set can be downloaded from: www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/driver-cpc-qualification-and-training-data.
The DVSA is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. For more details, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency.