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J17 Courses

We offer numerous courses including Driver CPC, Driver coaching and assessing and professional award schemes.  Our courses are created with you in mind making them fun, interactive and educational.

All courses can be designed bespoke to fit the needs of your company or you as a driver.

Many of our courses are face to face but we have developed several courses to be delivered remotely to reflect the ever changing World around us.

J17 COURSES

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We are a JAUPT approved Training Centre AC00199 and are able to provide both in person and remote sessions for single candidates or group bookings in many venues across the UK.

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We can offer all license category training including B+E and C1, C1+E, C & C+E, we can also train your drivers as assessors, deal with your Driving Licence checks or even help and mentor you through your OLAT or Earned Recognition audits.

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We predominantly work with Leicester City Council providing assessments for candidates wanting to become taxi drivers.

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We work in partnership with ProQual and Licence Checking Ltd to offer a number of Level 3 national awards.

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We offer many specialist courses including Collision Investigation and Driving Licence checking and can design and deliver any specialist training you may require.  Just contact us to discuss your needs.

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Earned Recognition for vehicle operators is a new way to prove your organisation meets driver and vehicle standards.  J17 are an authorised audit provided.

 

Driver Training

B + E Training

There have been some big changes in 2021 regarding B+E (towing) here is a little background.  Please keep in mind if you have never towed before it is still best to get some instruction first.  J17 can help with this.

Licences issued before 1 January 1997.

You will not be affected by the changes if you passed your car driving test before 1 January 1997.

You’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg maximum authorised mass.

Licences issued from 1 January 1997 to 18 January 2013.

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997 to 18 January 2013, you can currently drive either of the following:

  • a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM (up to 4,250kg in total)

  • a trailer over 750kg MAM, as long as it is no more than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle (up to 3,500kg in total)

You’ve had to pass a car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences issued from 19 January 2013.

If you passed your car driving test from 19 January 2013, you can currently drive either of the following:

  • a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM (up to 4,250kg in total)

  • a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

You’ve had to pass a car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

As of 20th September 2021.

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you’ll be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM when the law changes.

DVLA will update your driving licence record to show that you’re allowed to tow trailers. You’ll get category BE added to your driving licence when you get a new photocard driving licence.

You do not need to contact DVLA for this to happen. It will be done automatically.

You’re only allowed to tow anything heavier if you’re being supervised. When you’re being supervised, you must:

  • display L plates to the front of the car and the rear of the trailer

  • be accompanied by a person who’s at least 21 years old and has had category BE on their driving licence for at least 3 years.

You can be fined up to £1,000, be banned from driving and get up to 6 penalty points on your driving licence if you tow anything heavier before the law changes.

It’s best to take training from a driving instructor if you want to start driving a car and trailer.  Contact J17 to find out more.

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LGV Training

 

Junction 17 offer a variety of training solutions to support our clients in the transport industry.

  • Vocational Licence Acquisition C1, C, C1+E, C+E.  We work closely with partner organisations to help you achieve the various vocational licence categories.

  • Driver CPC - a variety of course subjects delivered through our DVSA/JAUPT approved centre.

  • DVSA Earned Recognition Audits

  • Operator Licence Compliance & Audits

Please contact our offices by email or phone to gain further information of how we can support you.

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Specialist services

The training teams at Junction 17 are predominately ex Police, Fire or NHS Transport Industry professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience behind them.

Our specialist courses are developed to meet your specific needs:

  • Specialist driving courses including; blue light training and driving and working on Motorways vocationally.

  • Collision Investigation

  • Assessing

  • Coaching

  • Driving Licence checking and validation

  • Preparation for Earned Recognition

  • Any other Bespoke courses

Please see SPECIALIST TRAINING

Driver CPC

CPC Courses

Junction 17 have been a national Driver CPC provider for in excess of 12 years. We have gained a reputation for bespoke quality training.  We offer a variety of delivery options:

  • Delivery at your premises in suitable training rooms.

  • We can source local venues and deliver open courses.

  • Deliver remote training using the Microsoft Teams platforms.

 

We have a portfolio of courses (details below), our courses have been developed to support drivers and provide a range of interesting subject matter that reflects their roles.  The courses meet DVSA standards and are renewed and updated annually.

We currently have 17 x 3.5-hour modules and one 7 hour course (First Aid.)  Details of all these courses are available to download from the listings below.

Our courses have just been renewed for 2021 (August)

For further details regarding course content and availability please contact our delivery team who will be pleased to assist.

Download the latest Update from DVSA on CPC

3.5-hour DCPC Courses, please select 2 courses, classroom based (Max 20 delegates)

Course Number(s): CRS15651/199

Speed Management 

Defensive Driving

Driver Health & Welfare

Collision Awareness

Highway Code Refresher

Driver Hazard & Risk Perception

Driver Attitude & Behaviour 

Tyre Safety & Wheel Security

Driver Safety

Driver Roles & Responsibilities

Road Safety

Safety on Motorways & SMART Motorways

Operator Licence Compliance 

Driver Hours and Tachograph Rules

Vehicle Safety Checks (cannot mix HGV & PCV together)              

7 Hour Course:

Course Number: CRS2393/199

1 Day First Aid (Max 12 Drivers)                                  

(Additional cost will apply)

3.5 hour DCPC Courses, can be delivered with a classroom based delivery; On road and practical delivery (Non-Classroom)

Course Number(s) : CRS15651/199

Driver Development (On Road practical)(Max 2 Drivers)          Download

Safe Loading & Unloading (LGV - practical) (Max 3 drivers)    

 

Join Our Courses

We have CPC courses running across the UK and at times we have room to invite external drivers to join. However, most weeks we have 'In-House' courses running at our own training centre's at Alsager, and Stoke on Trent, both located a few minutes from the M6 Motorway. We have ample parking and excellent facilities for you to participate in first-class CPC courses, delivered by professionals, who have years of experience.

Stoke on Trent Training Centre


0830 - 1630 Hours


Cost of Course & DVSA Upload Fee per driver per day. £50+VAT+£8.65

(No VAT on Upload Fee)

Group booking prices may vary.

Please contact us for availability and course content.

For any DCPC questions or bookings please call 01270 875891 and speak with Suzanne.

 
 

Specialist Training

Banks person training: (4 hours) (1:12)

4-hour duration for a maximum of 12 delegates’, delivered at client’s premises providing a comprehensive training delivery covering all aspects of this important role.

Driver Assessors course: (3 days) (1:3)

Maintaining standards and collecting evidence of competence provides organisations with confidence that core values and safety are being maintained our assessor training provides companies with in house resilience to carry out assessments on all drivers to ensure standards are met and maintained. Following delivery of this training we also provide an interim assessment process and documentation bespoke to organisational needs.

Coaching course: (4-5 days) (1:12)

The role of the coach within organisations is crucial to the development of skills and ensuring standards of staff are met, they provide support to the assessor and manage the expectations of both management and staff alike. Our coaching course can be bespoke to meet organisational needs and the duration is 4 days where an established framework is already in place and 5 days if we are required to develop and deliver the coaching framework.

Collision investigation courses: (1-2 days) (1:12)

We offer 2 courses to provide companies with in house resilience to investigate How and Why collisions occur and how to collate information to mitigate and manage the risk of future involvement in collision’s. Our courses will be bespoke to reinforce the established in house reporting of collisions and trends, following delivery of this training Junction 17 offer specialist support in dealing with fatal or serious collisions.

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Driving Licence Checking course: (4 hours) (1:12)

Many organisations rely on driver mandates to confirm licence validity, our training allows HR staff and managers to authenticate and confirm validity of driving licences, not just the current 5 UK versions but also all foreign licences. We provide easy to follow checking protocols and examples of all licences to cross check, explanations of both UK and European codes and updates to legislation ensuring licences remain valid and are checked in accordance with road risk management strategy.

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To register your interest in one of these courses, or for more information, please contact us.

For any specialist training questions or bookings please call 01270 766487.

Taxi Assessments

How to book your Taxi Driver Assessment

Taxi Driver Regulations

If you wish to become a taxi driver you should contact your local authority to enquire about licensing arrangements in your area both for yourself as a potential taxi driver and for your vehicle. Regulations differ from one local authority to another whether you intend to drive a hackney carriage or a private hire vehicle.

Although regulations differ between local authorities wherever you are, you will definitely need:

  • A medical check

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service check

  • To hold a current driving licence

  • To pay a fee for the issue of the licence

 

Even if you have penalty points on your licence you may still be able to apply. Check with the licensing authority.

You will need to send a medical report (Form D4) to your taxi licensing authority. Your doctor may charge for this examination.

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Booking your assessment

Remember, it is important to book your assessment early. The more flexible you can be in selecting a test location where you wish to take your assessment, the earlier we can book you an appointment.

Book your test appointment even before your police check or your medical.

Choose a date and available test appointment time that suits you.

When booking you will need provide:

  • Your full name

  • An email address

  • Your credit/debit card details (payment via PayPal)

 

The test fee is £80 including VAT. You have 30 minutes to pay for your test before it is cancelled and you will need to re-book

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Recommended Pre-Read preparation for the Taxi Assessment:

 

What happens next?

​We will use your email address to confirm your booking and send you further details on the test and what you need to do to prepare for it.

You will be sent a payment receipt with your joining notes.

Good Luck!

For more information contact us 

For any Taxi questions or bookings please call 01270 875891 and speak with Suzanne.

 

Awards & Qualifications

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment:

Junction 17 working in partnership with Pro Qual and Licence Check Ltd are now delivering the first level 3 national award for organisations and individuals who are required to check Driving licences as part of their role. The award, for the first time, provides a national qualification which sets the standard and ensures all staff are fully conversant with the changes applied to licences and are able to determine authenticity and validity of the licence and information held on it.

We are able to provide delegates with a full resource pack and workbook to complete this engaging and valuable course module providing support throughout the process through our established assessment centre with Pro Qual. Our team of Assessors and Internal Verifiers are fully-conversant with the award and our training team has a 4 hour bespoke training delivery for individuals and organisations who require training to ensure they are up to date with all changes to information and security of driving licences.

Licence Check Ltd are absolutely delighted to be working with Junction 17 on this new, exciting and innovative initiative. The Level 3 Award in Driving Licence Checking will have direct and practical relevance to all staff charged with the administration and management of drivers including ‘O’ licence holders, transport managers, HR managers, fleet administrators and board level directors.

Level 3 Diploma in Traffic Management:

We are delivering this award to both North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency (NMWTRA) and South Wales Trunk Road Agency (SWTRA) Traffic officers, having delivered the certificate in traffic management (CTM) to The Highways Agency. Aspects of this award are delivered to personnel working on high speed roads either on road or control rooms dealing with tunnels and on-road activity.

Level 3 Certificate in Teaching, Training and Assessment:

This award is been delivered to our clients providing the qualification to their trainers who deliver in-house training.

Level 3 Award in Driving Licence Checking:

Junction 17 working in partnership with Pro Qual and Licence Check Ltd have now developed the first level 3 national award for organisations and individuals who are required to check Driving licences as part of their role, the award for the first time provides a national qualification which sets the standards and ensures all staff are fully conversant with the changes applied to licences and are able to determine authenticity and validity of the licence and information held on it.

We are able to provide delegates with a full resource pack and workbook to complete this engaging and valuable course module providing support throughout the process through our established assessment centre with Pro Qual, our team of assessors and Internal Verifiers are fully conversant with the award and our training team has a 4 hour bespoke training delivery for individuals and organisations who require training to ensure they are up to date with all changes to information and security of driving licences.

Licence Check Ltd. are absolutely delighted to be working with Junction 17 on this new, exciting and innovative initiative. The Level 3 Award in Driving Licence Checking will have direct and practical relevance to all personnel charged with the administration and management of drivers including ‘O’ licence holders, transport managers, HR managers, fleet administrators and board level directors.

It will provide the essential background knowledge, detailed information and expertise to participants to address this increasingly important aspect of duty of care compliance in the workplace effectively and confidently.

For more information contact us

 
 

Earned Recognition

DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) Earned Recognition is a voluntary scheme designed to enable vehicle operators of all sizes to prove that their organisation meets driver and vehicle standards. DVSA Earned Recognition operators regularly share performance information with the DVSA in the form of a monthly report which in turn the DVSA will monitor in terms of KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) that have been set in line with Operator Licence Requirements.

Joining the scheme can lower the amount of roadside checks or inspections, and show your company to be exemplary operators to other agencies or when bidding for future tenders.

As an authorised audit provider, we at J17 can offer you the following:

  • Preparation of policies, procedures and systems

  • Demonstrating an approved DVSA IT supplier system

  • Providing you with an audit report that is submitted to DVSA for approval

  • Providing ongoing compliance advice and services if and when required

For more information contact us