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DCPC 7- Hour Course Understanding Drivers' Hours, Working Time & Tacho Recording

Price: £ 69.00 + VAT

Price for non-members: £ 84.00 + VAT

This comprehensive seminar will ensure delegates acquire a full understanding of EU and domestic drivers' hours, working time and competent tachograph record keeping, covering both analogue and digital use.

Course Topics

  • Manual entries
  • Daily driving limits
  • Other duties
  • Periods of availability
  • Breaks
  • Daily and weekly rest
  • Reduced / split rest
  • Weekly and fortnightly limits
  • Exemptions
  • Multi manning
  • Ferry crossings
  • Responsibilities and penalties
  • Definition of working time
  • Definition of night work
  • Night working limits and health assessments
  • 'Non mobile', 'mobile' and 'occasional mobile' workers
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Reference periods
  • Analogue Tachograph Operation
  • Digital Tachograph Operation - Use of Simulators
  • Lost Card Procedures
  • Types of Printout and Interpretation

Course Duration: 7 hours

Commences: 09:00

Concludes: 17:00

Required rescources for Online Course - you will be sent login instructions shortly before the start. 


  • Your normal DCPC ID details - see below
  • A Powered Laptop or Desktop PC with Broadband Connection.
  • Web Camera access (built-in)
  • Minimum 6 Mbps connection speed
  • Be in place to test your connection 10 minutes before the start time.
  • A well lit area to view and be seen via the camera.


Candidates must have available the following forms of ID to enable us to upload the training record to the DSA website.

  • Photo-Card Driving Licence
  • Driver Qualification Card (DQC)

Also accepted forms of ID

  • Digital Tachograph Driver Card
  • Valid UK Passport & Driver Licence Number

Without at least one of the above forms of ID we will not be able to record your training.

Cost includes record uploading charges, approval certificates and full seminar course notes. 

Contact Us

Scotland & Northern Ireland


Telephone: 01506 420 978 (Mon-Fri) 09:00-17:00



All Other Enquiries

Telephone: 01733 261 456 (Mon-Fri) 09:00-17:00


Mon-Fri) 09:00-17:00





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Price for non-members: £ 84.00 + VAT

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