It is a legal requirement that all Goods / Passenger Vehicle Operators, or a member of their staff, must prove that they are ‘of good repute’ and professionally competent before an Operators Licence can be applied for.
To achieve this recognition, the operator, or a member of their staff, must successfully undertake the CPC Examinations and gain the Certificate of Professional Competence in Transport Management.
The Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) Examination Board set and administer the examinations to assess the professional competence of those wishing to enter the Transport or Passenger Industry. These examinations are conducted four times a year, normally in the months of March, June, September and December.
The CPC Certificate assesses skills at Level 3 of the National Framework of Qualifications. The examinations are designed to be comparable in demand to other qualifications at Level 3, eg NVQ Level 3, Advanced GNVQ or A Level equivalent.
From 4 December 2011 new examination arrangements will apply. The principal change is that the National and International syllabuses will be merged and new examinations created to cover both areas.
The new structure as from 2012 comprises of 2 x 2 hour examinations.
One x 2 hour multiple-choice examination containing 60 questions which will have a pass mark of 70% and one x 2 hour written exam containing a case study with 8 questions and a required pass mark of 50%.
Sample assessment material for the new 2012 CPC Examinations is now available on the OCR website – www.ocr.org.uk
Look out for links to Road Haulage CPC 2012 where you will find examples of the multi-choice and case study papers together with the answers.
An excellent CPC Road Haulage Exam Preparation Pack is also available to buy from www.eostraining.com The student notes will be provided when you
2 Business & Company Law
3 Industrial Relations
4 Health & Safety Legislation
5 Financial Management
6 Commercial Conduct of Business
8 Organisation Charts, KPIs and Work Plans
9 Business Taxation
10 Operator Licencing
11 Drivers Hours and Records - Basic Requirements
12 Drivers Hours and Records
13 Planned Preventative Maintenance
14 Vehicle Costing
15 Vehicle Taxation
16 Transport Ancillaries and Contracts of Carriage
17 Electronic Data
18 Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles and Loads
19 Safe Loading of Vehicles and Transit of Goods
20 Mechanical Conditions - Plating and Testing
21 Mechanical Conditions - Fleet Inspection and Enforcement
22 Driver Licensing
23 Traffic Regulations & Speed Limits
24 Traffic Accident Procedure
26 Vehicle Selection
28 Transit System
29 Frontier Crossings
30 International Transport Documentation