Essential Training for Road Haulage and Passenger Transport Operators

As part of their on-going commitment to high standards, Totallis Limited work with government regulations to offer training for managers and operators within the driving industry.

One of the important qualifications that all people operating an HGV or logistics company must have is the Driver CPC qualification.

Totallis Limited work from their Worcester based training facilities to continue to offer the Driver CPC qualification for managers and operators of the most successful haulage and distribution companies in the UK.

Totallis Limited has been providing training and awards for individuals working in the transport industry for over 30 years.

What is Operator CPC training?

Before someone can apply for a Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence, they will need to show that they are ‘professionally competent’ to do so. Either the company owner or a person employed as a transport manager will need to pass the required examination.

In the UK all operators of haulage, HGV or other goods vehicles need to pass the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). This examination is conducted on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) to ensure the high standards of vehicles and drivers operating on UK roads.

What qualification do you need to be a transport manager?

The OCR Certificate of Professional Competence examinations and awards are offered to people that pass the CPC examination syllabus.

The courses offered by Totallis Limited will test a candidate using multiple-choice assessments and case study examinations.

The courses provided for CPC operators are:

• R1 – Certificate of Professional Competence (Road Haulage) Multiple Choice
• R2 – Certificate of Professional Competence (Road Haulage) Case Study
• P1 – Certificate of Professional Competence (Passenger Transport) Multiple Choice
• P2 – Certificate of Professional Competence (Passenger Transport) Case Study

The Certificate of Professional Competence (Road Haulage, Passenger Transport) consists of two assessments. The first assessment is a multiple-choice format and the second is a case study exam.

-Multiple Choice Assessments – R1 & P1

The multiple-choice examination is run quarterly and submitted on paper.

The exam lasts for 2 hours and consists of 60 multiple-choice questions.

During the examination, candidates will be tested on questions relating to National and International points learned within the syllabus.

To pass the multiple-choice examination, candidates will need to score 70% across the paper. This means candidates will need to correctly answer 42 or above out of the 60 questions.

– Case Study – R2 & P2

During the case study exam, candidates will be provided with real-world case studies and asked to provide answers to related questions.

There will be a series of 5 to 8 questions that need to be answered during the examination.

Each question is worth a score of between seven and twelve marks. On completion, the exam will be scored our of the total 60 marks available.

in order to pass the exam, candidates will need to score 50% or higher. This means that to pass the exam at least 30 of the 60 points available should be correct.

It is permitted that individuals can bring handwritten or printed notes into the exam. However, the use of electronic devices is not allowed.

The case study exam will test the knowledge of candidates and how they can apply what they have learned to scenarios that may occur in real life.

Road Haulage Operators training

Individuals who are required to meet the competence requirements to hold an Operators licence will most commonly hold the CPC qualification.

Totallis Limited has been running the Operator CPC and transport management courses from Worcester to help keep standard high for the goods transportation industry.

The quality of the training and examination has offered qualifications for successful candidates working throughout the UK haulage and transportation industry.

The Road Haulage / Freight CPC course was created to fulfil the needs of operators working within the Freight Transport Industry.

The course will prepare individuals to pass the OCR Examination. The programme covers a wide range of topics that will become the responsibility of a transport manager.

Because the industry is continuously updating regulations, operators will also be able to undertake a refresher course to keep up to date with essential information.

Within the course, candidates will learn about the many aspects of transport management increasing their knowledge and awareness of the industry.

As part of their continuous professional development, Traffic Commissioners feel that this CPC training is vital to their continued success.

Passenger Transport Operators CPC course

The Passenger Transport CPC course is for operators or managers working within the Passenger Transport Industry.

The intensive programme provides training and information to prepare transport management staff for their responsibilities in their role.

There is a refresher course available for Passenger Transport CPC which is valuable to managers that need to stay up to date in an industry that is constantly changing.

These courses are very popular with business owners working in the passenger transport sectors.