DVSA Delay Issuing Driver Qualification Cards
DVSA:- 'Following a legislative working group in Brussels, the Commission has made clear that member states should not be issuing DQC’s that have an expiry date more than five years old. In order to comply, a change has been made to the recording and evidence system. This change delays the issue of a future DQC until closer to the expiry date of the driver's current DQC'.
Following a recent course and discussion with the DVSA's R&E team it came to light that DVSA are no longer issuing new DQC's on completion of 35 hours where the driver's current card has yet to expire. A driver who's current card expires in 2019 and completes 35 hours now, will be waiting nearly 3 years for his updated card.
This will make it difficult for operators to keep track of driver DQC expiry dates and near impossible for training providers to establish if a driver is legible for DCPC training. We can only hope that JAUPT will not place centres on Stage One of the Escalation Process if a driver attends a course after completing 35hrs within his five years.
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