The easy way to understand drivers' hours and the working time directive

Never get another fixed penalty, fine or points on your licence again!

Drivers are required by law to follow certain rules regarding the hours they can work and how long they can drive for. The rules can sometimes be confusing and difficult to understand and it often results in drivers receiving infringements, fines and points on their driving record which in turn can even lead them to losing their job. Our course is designed to help drivers gain a clear understanding of drivers’ hours and the working time directive to ensure compliance with the law.

Our course covers everything you need to know as a driver with regards to drivers’ hours and the working time directive. Within the course, we cover EU drivers’ hour's rules, GB domestic rules and the working time directive which will give you the knowledge you need to avoid the pitfalls of non-compliance. The course is easy to use and simple to follow with no complicated jargon! After completing this course you will have a fun understanding of everything you need to know when it comes to drivers hours and the working time directive. 

What Will You Learn?

This course helps HGV and PSV drivers learn how to fully understand drivers’ hours and the working time directive so you can avoid fixed penalties, fines and points.This course will give you a full understanding of the legislation you must follow in order to be compliant with EU drivers hours rules, GB domestic rules and the working time directive.This course can count towards continuous professional development and be noted in your CPD log.

Course Curriculum

What will I learn in this course?

  • 1


    • Introduction to EU Rules

    • Who is affected by EU rules?

  • 2

    EU Hours Rules

    • EU Hours Rules – Breaks from Driving

    • EU Hours Rules - Driving Limits

    • EU Hours Rules – Rest Periods

    • How the EU drivers' hours’ rules - multi-manning and journeys involving ferry or train transport.

    • Keeping driving records - EU drivers' hours rules

    • Penalties for breaching EU drivers hours rules

    • EU Drivers Hours Rules Quiz

  • 3

    GB Domestic Drivers Hours

    • Great British Domestic - Drivers Hours Rules

    • Driving limits, rest periods and breaks under GB drivers' hours rules

    • Keeping records of your driving under GB drivers' hours rules

    • Video - HGV Drivers' Hours and Working Time

    • GB Domestic Drivers Hours Quiz

  • 4

    Working Time

    • Working Time – Introduction

    • Working Time - What are the regulations

    • What’s not included under the working time regulations

    • Working Time - Breaks

    • Working Time – Nights

    • Working Time - Enforcement & Penalties

    • Working Time Directive Quiz

  • 5


    • Rules on Drivers Hours and Tachographs

    • Rules on Drivers Hours and Tachographs - Updates

    • Guide to Driving Limits

    • End of course questionnaire

    • End of course questionnaire

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

Both HGV and PSV drivers will benefit from this course as well as those working in transport offices including transport managers and O' licence holders.

This course is designed to give a full understanding of drivers hours and working time regulations and anyone who is required to understand these will benefit greatly from this course.


Upon completion of this course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion accredited by NTP Online Learning.

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Why Learn With Us?

  • Everything you need to know

    This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need with regards to drivers hours and the working time directive. It's been written and created by industry experts and contains all the information you need.

  • Learn when you want to

    You can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Login and learn whenever you want to. Your progress is saved and upon completion of the course you'll be able to carry out a risk assessment on your organisation.

  • Support when you need it

    All of our online courses come with full support via email and telephone so you will never be stuck and alone. You get course access and full support for 1 year included within the course.

  • Never miss an update

    As an NTP online student you will receive notifications when the course is updated to ensure you are always up to date with the latest legislation and best practises.

  • Affordable and convenient

    We've kept the price of this course low to make it affordable to all. The course is set up to allow you to access it whenever you want. You don't have to plan when you learn, just log in when you feel like it and your progress will always be saved.

  • Evidence of training

    Upon completion of the course, you will receive a completion certificate that will act as proof as training for your personal CPD record.

Course Access for Multiple People

If you are a company that would like to purchase course access for more than one person please use the live chat to contact us or call our team on 01406 424500 so we can provide you will a unique checkout link which will allow you to purchase course access for as many people as you need. 

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