Certificate in Professional Competence

You are required to hold a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage or Passenger Transport if you wish to become a nominated Transport Manager in the respective field.  The qualification includes a range of subjects related to the business of Road Haulage and Passenger Transport.  The area specified in EU Directive 98/76/EC are assessed.

Your qualification will be assessed through a combination of multiple choice, and a case study based unit examinations.  The full qualification is awarded when you have passed the appropriate combination of units.  In order to achieve a Certificate in Road Haulage or Passenger Transport, you must pass one multiple choice paper and a case study paper.  The syllabus now includes the International element, so there is no requirement to sit an additional unit for the International qualification.

COTS offer the OCR Certificate of Professional Competence for Goods Vehicle Operation as a two week classroom based course, a two days per week over 6 weeks. We also offer an online option.  This course is aimed at those wishing to sit the OCR exams which take place in March, June, September and December each year, and are held at our Grade 1 exam centre in Swansea.  The recent changes means the multiple choice exam is available on demand at our centre and we are currently the largest provider for on demand exams in Wales and the South West (figures from OCR).

To Obtain a Goods Certificate of Professional Competence you must pass the following units:

  • Unit R1 – Certificate of Professional Competence (Road Haulage) Multiple Choice
  • Unit R2 – Certificate of Professional Competence (Road Haulage) Case Study

To Obtain a Passenger Certificate of Professional Competence you must pass the following units:

  • Unit P1 – Certificate of Professional Competence (Passenger Transport) Multiple Choice
  • Unit P2 – Certificate of Professional Competecne (Passenger Transport) Case Study

Online Option

We also offer all units of the CPC as an industry leading online e-learning option,  this is aimed at those wishing to sit the OCR exams at their local OCR exam centre.  Each unit contains a detailed breakdown of the course syllabus by section, each section then allows the candidate to test their knowledge from a bank of questions and the tests can be taken as many times as needed.  The question bank automatically selects a random 10 questions, allowing the candidate varied tests.  Where a question is incorrect in certain cases it points to the area it relates to.

 

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