Transport Manager CPC

Certificate of Professional Competence

Transport Manager CPC

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 qualification includes a range of subjects related to the business of Road Haulage Transport Management.  The areas specified in EU Directive 98/76/EC are assessed.

Please note we do not run courses in Passenger CPC, although we can arrange exams. We do run highly successful Freight CPC Courses


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 –

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   The student notes will be provided when you


Course Details:


1    Introduction
2    Business & Company Law
3    Industrial Relations
4    Health & Safety Legislation
5    Financial Management
6    Commercial Conduct of Business
7    Marketing
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
25    Insurance
26    Vehicle Selection
27    Permits
28    Transit System
29    Frontier Crossings
30    International Transport Documentation


Exam:    60 Multiple Choice Questions (2 Hours)
8 Written Questions / Case Study (2 Hours)

CPC Road Haulage

10 Days £1,275