If you hold a LGV licence with Acquired Rights (Grandfather Rights) you should attend 35 hours of Periodic CPC training to gain your DQC card. However if you have never completed any DCPC training, to gain your first DQC card you are able to attend Initial CPC training instead if you wish but only to gain your first DQC card, after this you will be required to attend 35 hours of Periodic CPC training every 5 years.
If you chose to attend Initial CPC training special permission is required from the DVSA. The DVSA will require your details and authorisation to complete a licence check, this is so they can ensure you are eligible to attend this training.
If you hold a LGV licence but upskilled to gain your first LGV category after 9th September 2009 you will have to attend Initial CPC to gain your first DQC card.