Driver CPC has generated £71m since its inception in 2008.
A freedom of information request showed revenue has continued to increase strongly beyond the Driver CPC deadline of September 2014 for HGV drivers, peaking at £15m in the year 2014/15.
Revenue in 2015/16 fell to £8.8m. It was £7.4m in the 2016/17 period to the end of January [not a complete year].
Recording and evidencing upload fees form the majority of the revenue at more than £44m. Training centre approvals have generated £3.8m for the DVSA while course approvals comes in at £6.9m.
Theory and practical test revenue increased over the period (a consequence of being a requirement for new professional drivers) and generated £16.2m.
EP Training director Sean Pargeter said the Driver CPC was now accepted, with most drivers at least resigned to it.
“However, the flexibility it offers works for a lot of people,” he said, following reports last month that the European Commission intends to ban the repetition of the same periodic course.
But, he said there remained too many firms doing training purely for the money and delivering a poor product. He suggested enforcement could be improved by the DVSA and Jaupt.
The DfT last year said it would work with the industry to improve Driver CPC but would not scrap it after Brexit.
The revenue figures include both HGV and PSV licences.
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