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National CPC Management Training

The National CPC is an essential requirement for anyone applying for a Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence or for staff with responsibility for the control of goods vehicles.

The Road Haulage and Passenger Transport industry has three types of Operators’ licence:

  • Standard National Licence additionally allows an operator to carry goods for other people for hire or reward in the UK. (National CPC required)
  • Standard International Licence additionally allows an operator to carry goods for hire or reward on international journeys. (International CPC required)
  • Restricted Licence allows an operator to carry goods in the course of his own trade or business in the UK or abroad. (No CPC holder is required – but background knowledge is essential to meet O’ Licence requirements.)

Applicants for a Standard Licence must prove that they are ‘professionally competent’, or that they employ a transport manager who meets the requirements. Persons will be considered ‘professionally competent’ by passing the examinations for the Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC) conducted by OCR Examinations. The examination is administered by OCR on behalf of the Department for Transport.


OCR’s new CPCs in Road Haulage and Passenger Transport will both consist of a single multiple choice assessmentand a single case study assessment. Both elements willtest national and international knowledge/application. So,to achieve a new International CPC, candidates will onlyneed to take two units.

The examination structure will be:

  • One multi-choice examination with 60 questions to be answered in two hours. A pass mark of 70% will be required to pass this unit.
  • One case study examination, again of two hours duration and with between five and eight questions totalling 60 marks. Candidates will have to gain at least 50% of the available marks to pass this unit.

There will be some significant alterations to the way in which the examinations are conducted, particularly with regard to the case study. The principal changes are:

  • Candidates will be able to take with them into the examination room any written reference material they wish (this facility will not be available for the multiple choice examination)
  • There will be no pre-release of the case study scenario as previously. Candidates will see the scenario for the first time in the examination room
  • The previous requirement to gain a higher percentage of marks on questions relating to key syllabus topics has been abandoned. Candidates will need to gain at least 50% of the 60 marks available to pass this unit
  • On every case study examination paper there will be questions relating to Drivers’ Hours, Operator Licensing and Vehicle Costing. The remainder of the questions will be taken from other areas of the syllabus such as Budgeting, Dangerous Goods, Driver Licensing and Maintenance