Operator CPC

Certificate in Professional Competence for Goods & Passenger Vehicle Operations

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 Haualge 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 and Passenger Transport as a two week classroom based course, one day per week over 7 weeks or via our online fully tutor supported 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.  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

Until the end of 2013 you can upgrade from a National to a full International CPC by passing unit 6 – Managing International Road Transport.

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

Until the end of 2013 you can upgrade from a National to a full International CPC by passing unit 6 – Managing International Road Transport.

We also offer all units of the CPC as an industry leading online tutor supported e-learning option.  The course 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 of the syllabus it relates to.

Of course, you can still contact the course tutor to raise any questions you may have.  The online forum allows you a discussion with like-minded students on the same unit, so you are never alone to get stuck with difficult questions.

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