CPC Courses:

CPC Course — Road Haulage Operations
Venues:
Plymouth, Reading and Trowbridge
Course Consultant:
Clive Aisbitt
Length of Course:
7 days tuition + exam day — see RLR Course Calendar for dates
Who Should Attend:
Prospective Freight Transport Managers and Owner Operators
A non refundable deposit is required when booking any course. An invoice will be issued on receipt of your booking form and the whole amount is payable before the start of the course.

Content

Attainment of a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a prerequisite for any individual or company who wishes to obtain a Standard National or International Operators (‘O’) Licence to run vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (or 1525 kg unladen weight) for ‘hire and reward’ within the UK and / or Europe.  It should also be noted that, in order to run both Road Haulage and Passenger Transport Operations, the delegate will need to obtain both CPC’s.  The two are mutually exclusive.

At least one person in the organisation – usually the Transport Manager is required to be Professionally Competent.  There are a number of routes accepted by the Traffic Commissioner, but the most comprehensive is by examination.  The CPC is an NVQ Level 3 qualification – which is considered to be an Advanced Level qualification – administered by the OCR Examination Board.  See www.ocr.org.uk for more information. 

The CPC series of exams is made up of individual 'stand-alone' modules.  The Road Haulage qualification requires the candidate to pass two, two hour exams. 

R1 60 multiple choice questions.
R2 6 questions requiring written answers based on a case study – this is an open book exam meaning that candidates may use their notes during this paper.

Passing either paper will result in a credit being awarded by the OCR examinations board.  There is currently no time limit for candidates to complete the qualification.  It is however, necessary to pass both papers to gain recognition as a holder of a CPC in this discipline.

Also note that it is not possible to sit the Road Haulage and Passenger Transport exams at the same sitting as the exams run concurrently.

The exams run four times per annum, usually on the first Friday in March, June, September and December

 

The exams run four times per annum, usually on the first Friday in March, June, September and December, Attendance Arrangements

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CPC Course— Passenger Transport Operations
Venues:
Trowbridge
Course Consultant:
Clive Aisbitt
Length of Course:
7 days tuition + exam day — see RLR Course Calendar for dates
Who Should Attend:
Prospective PCV Transport Managers and Owner Operators
A non refundable deposit is required when booking any course. An invoice will be issued on receipt of your booking form and the whole amount is payable before the start of the course.


Content

Attainment of a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a prerequisite for any individual or company who wishes to obtain a Standard National or International Operators (‘O’) Licence to run vehicles carrying passengers for ‘hire and reward’ within the UK and / or Europe unless the vehicle is a licenced hackney carriage or private hire vehicle (less than 9 seats).  It should also be noted that, in order to run both Road Haulage and Passenger Transport Operations, the delegate will need to obtain both CPC’s.  The two are mutually exclusive.

At least one person in the organisation – usually the Transport Manager is required to be Professionally Competent.  There are a number of routes accepted by the Traffic Commissioner, but the most comprehensive is by examination.  The CPC is an NVQ Level 3 qualification – which is considered to be an Advanced Level qualification – administered by the OCR Examination Board.  See www.ocr.org.uk for more information. 

The CPC series of exams is made up of individual 'stand-alone' modules.  The Road Haulage qualification requires the candidate to pass two, two hour exams. 

 

P1 60 multiple choice questions.
P2 6 questions requiring written answers based on a case study – this is an open book exam meaning that candidates may use their notes during this paper.

 

Passing either paper will result in a credit being awarded by the OCR examinations board.  There is currently no time limit for candidates to complete the qualification.  It is however, necessary to pass both papers to gain recognition as a holder of a CPC in this discipline.

Also note that it is not possible to sit the Road Haulage and Passenger Transport exams at the same sitting as the exams run concurrently.

The exams run four times per annum, usually on the first Friday in March, June, September and December

 

The exams run four times per annum, usually on the first Friday in March, June, September and December, Attendance Arrangements

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CPC Update Training for CPC Holders
Venues:
Trowbridge and Bespoke
Course Consultant:
Clive Aisbitt
Length of Course:
2 or 5 days
Who Should Attend:
Existing CPC Holders, Transport Managers and Owner Operators
A non refundable deposit is required when booking any course. An invoice will be issued on receipt of your booking form and the whole amount is payable before the start of the course.

Content

This course is designed to provide up to date information for delegates who have held a National Road Haulage CPC for a number of years – whether by examination or ‘grandfather rights’.

It is based around the current CPC course towards the OCR examinations.

The course concentrates on the key elements of running a road transport operation with particular reference to the legal undertakings given by the Operator to the Traffic Commissioner when applying for an Operator’s Licence.

Topics covered include:-
 

1.   Operator Licensing – Application; Conditions; Notifiable Changes; Legal Responsibilities
2.   Safe Loading of Vehicles – including calculation of payload and safe load distribution
3.   Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles
4.   Drivers Hours – includes current legislation with respect to EU drivers hours and the Road Transport Working Time Directive; Drivers Hours Records for Analogue and Digital Tachographs; Working Time Directive for non-driving personnel; Planning Safe Overnight Parking
5.   Driver Licensing
6.   Speed Limits
7.   Planned Preventive Maintenance – including Drivers’ Defect Reporting; Enforcement
8.   Operational Security for ADR

Following the course all delegates receive an attendance certificate.  The course concludes with an optional written assessment. Although there is no formal pass mark for the course, delegates who achieve at least 50% will have their certificate annotated ‘and passed the written assessment’.  Delegates who achieve 75% will have their certificate annotated ‘and passed the written assessment with distinction’.

Attendance Arrangements

Delegates can choose whether to sit in on an existing CPC course (5 days and excludes exam preparation and exam) or a specific refresher course (2 days) – price is the same.  The 5 day course can be booked online, click here for a webform, the 2 day course is subject to availability.  If you require more information, or for the forms by e-mail or post, please contact us.  Note that completed booking forms – in whatever format – form a legally binding contract subject to our standard terms and conditions of trading.

In addition the Company reserves the right to cancel courses or offer alternative dates and / or venues where it would not be viable to run a course as per the published Calendar.

The course has been accepted by the Western Traffic Commissioner as update training for existing Transport Managers

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Operator Licensing Awareness Seminars
Venues:
Trowbridge and Bespoke
Course Consultant:
Clive Aisbitt
Length of Course:
2 or 5 days
Who Should Attend:
Existing CPC Holders, Transport Managers and Business Directors and Owner Operators
A non refundable deposit is required when booking any course. An invoice will be issued on receipt of your booking form and the whole amount is payable before the start of the course.

 

Content

We offer a course designed to update Transport Managers who have held their CPC for a period of time.

The Course is designed to assist Transport Managers and Directors fulfil their legal undertakings with respect to Operator Licensing Requirements.  It is a one day course designed to ensure that delegates have a practical understanding of operational systems and checks to comply with the Operator Licence System.

Topics covered include:-

1.   Operator Licensing – Understanding the principles and legal undertakings
2.   Management Control Systems for Compliance including notifiable changes
3.   Identifying requirements for other staff including supervisors and drivers and understand their role in managing the ‘O’ Licence
4.   An appreciation of the importance of compliance with the legal undertaking agreement made as part of the Operator Licence Application:

      a)      Drivers Hours Regulations – including EU drivers hours and the Road Transport Working Time Directive;
      b)      Drivers Hours Records for Analogue and Digital Tachographs;
      c)      Working Time Directive for non driving personnel; Planning Safe Overnight Parking
      d)      Driver Licensing – identifying qualifications and implementing regular check systems
      e)      Speed Limits and responsibilities of the Operator
      f)       Effective Maintenance Systems to ensure vehicle roadworthiness

5.   Give consideration to developing a Safe and Healthy working environment.
6.   Provide up to date legislative information.
7.   Provide guidance on where to find follow up advice

The course is based around the full CPC course and includes a number of delegate participation exercises.  RLR Services is an OCR approved exam centre and all Instructors hold International CPC in Road Transport & / or PCV Operations.

The course has been accepted by the Western Traffic Commissioner as Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) for existing Transport Operators and Managers

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The Institute of Transport Administration (IoTA) – Certificates in Transport Management.
Venues:
Trowbridge and Bespoke
Course Consultant:
Clive Aisbitt
Length of Course:
Variable to suit delegate
Who Should Attend:
Prospective Freight and Passenger Transport Managers and Owner Operators
A non refundable deposit is required when booking any course. An invoice will be issued on receipt of your booking form and the whole amount is payable before the start of the course.

 

History

Companies operating Road Haulage and Passenger Transport Operations for hire and reward are legally required to employ a person who is professionally competent. The traditional method of becoming professionally competent is by undertaking a course of study and passing the Certificate of Professional Competence or obtaining exemption by passing the examinations of certain professional bodies.

A New Concept in Transport Training

The Institute’s newly developed VRQ level three Certificate in Transport Management Programmes in road haulage and passenger transport operations provide transport operators (who do not wish to obtain a CPC) to gain an industry recognised qualification as evidence of Continuing Personal Professional Development.

The training programmes are modular and vocationally related, requiring candidates to build a portfolio based on questions relating to a number of case studies.  Modules are assessed by an Institute assessor and moderated by an Institute verifier.

The IoTA modular programme enables candidates to progress at their own speed and to study taking into account their work, family and other commitments.

The programme helps candidates to develop the skills and knowledge required in managing transport operations.  This is a highly significant factor to encourage the take-up of training.  It is also designed to follow the route to practical solutions an operator could expect to use within the workplace – i.e. internet and trade searches, professional advice and trade guidance publications.

Designed around the Regulation (EC) 1071 / 2009 for Professional Competence in Road Transport, the programmes do not follow traditional purpose written training manuals.  Candidates are required to obtain information from various sources including the internet while the trainer helps to build understanding of how the information relates to the running of a business through workshops. The training provider will also act as a mentor, providing guidance rather than direct answers so that the candidate develops an in depth understanding of the industry sector chosen.

DfT and Traffic Commissioner Acceptance

The DfT, Traffic Commissioners, SSC’s and VOSA have all voiced their support for the system.  Until the change to the structure in December 2012, the programmes were accepted as an alternative to the CPC by granting exemption from the formal examination structure.

The Institute is now working towards achieving status as an Awarding Organisation for issuing Certificates of Professional Competence

R.L.R. Services working with IoTA

RLR Services are proud to be working with the Institute to bring the Certificate in Transport Management to a wider audience and to improve the opportunities for individuals to hold their own Operators Licence.

For further information on the Institute visit www.iota.org.uk.

Attendance Arrangements

While there are no formal attendance arrangements, it is anticipated that candidates will attend workshops and progress meetings at our premises. In addition, candidates will sign an agreement with the Institute to be bound by its rules and decisions.


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Attendance Arrangements

Courses can be booked online – via our webform – by fax, e-mail or phone. If you require more information, please contact us. Note that course bookings – in whatever format – form a legally binding contract subject to our standard terms and conditions of trading.
In addition the Company reserves the right to cancel courses or offer alternative dates and / or venues where it would not be viable to run a course as per the published Calendar.
The closing date for all courses is subject to place availability.

Bookings normally close one month before the exam date

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