Applicants for a Standard “O” Operators 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 Chartered Institute for Logistics & Transport qualification.
The exam structure comprises of:
- 2 hour multi-format response (multiple choice, inputting missing information and indicating answers on a diagram if relevant) exam with 40 questions requiring a 70% pass mark
- 2¼ hour case study exam with 3 case study questions with a total of 20 marks available for each which will require a 50% pass mark. Both exams can contain questions from most areas of the syllabus.
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When becoming a transport manager, it is vital that you must have the required knowledge and training to manage your fleet and team. With the modules in place to ensure that you get a varied and detailed understanding of all key aspects regarding the transport manager regime.
Total Qualification Time (TQT) is defined as the number of hours which represent the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected to be required for a Learner to achieve and demonstrate the level of attainment necessary for the award of a qualification.
TQT is comprised of the following two elements:
- The number of hours which an Awarding Organisation has assigned to a qualification for Guided Learning
- An estimate of the number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation, study, or any other form of participation in education or training, including assessment.
The CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers (TMCPC) qualification focuses on the skills required to deliver in the role of a Transport Manager. The qualification offers accessible, rigorous, and relevant assessment that evidences both core knowledge and transference of learning to the workplace.
The CILT(UK) TMCPC consists of one unit made up of four modules.
CILT(UK) qualification specifications and associated materials are offered in English only. All assessment responses must be in English only.
CPC National and International Courses
The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 was designed to implement EC Directives 96/26EC and subordinate legislation with regard to the occupation of road haulage and passenger operations.
The regulations state that an operator who seeks a standard National or International Licence MUST satisfy the Licensing Authority that he/she is either professionally competent or employs someone as a transport manager who is professionally competent and is of good repute.
This course has been designed to raise awareness of the Transport Managers’ responsibilities with regard to the demanding requirements of road transport legislation and to help protect your operator’s licence and maintain a healthy Operator Compliance Risk Score.
Operator Licence Compliance
Covering the ongoing management of an Operator licence to assist in:
- Having a better understanding of the principles underpinning the O Licence System
- Having a clear understanding of the level of commitment and activity needed to create effective management control systems
- Being able to clarify requirements to other staff, either superiors or reportees
- Being in a position to contribute cost-effective, practical solutions regarding compliance in this area
- Understanding how the OCRS system works and how can have a positive effect on this score
- Knowing where to go for follow-up advice and guidance
- Understanding their role in and other colleagues’ role in managing the O Licence
- Being up-to-date with the latest changes in legislation
Drivers Hours Compliance
Drivers’ hours law including: permitted driving limits; driving breaks rules; daily and weekly rest requirements.
Working Time Directive and Road Transport Directive. We give an overview of the directives: who they affect, what activities constitute working time and how breaks need to be taken
Tachograph Rules (Analogue & Digital) and Record Keeping for Drivers
Companies will need to be familiar with both traditional analogue and digital systems and how to integrate them to avoid falling foul of the regulations. Topics covered include:
- Analogue Tachographs: trace identification; centre-field requirements; hand written entries
- Digital tachograph: makes of digital tachograph; Drivers/Company Workshop and Control Cards; operational modes; manual entries; UTC Time; logging on and off; pictograms; using and understanding printouts
- Mixed Tachograph Work
- Exemptions – which operations are exempt from tachograph regulations, including Domestic Rules
- Systems for filing and storage of charts
- Understanding tachograph analysis (if applicable)
- Analogue chart retention
Advising managers on best practice regarding the frequency of these checks and when to notify the Traffic Commissioner of any infringements committed by vocational licence holders.
Advising managers on best practice regarding driver disciplinary issues.
Maintenance and Traffic Regulations
Offering Transport Managers advice regarding best practice in devising: a daily defect reporting system; maintenance schedules; the recording and monitoring of vehicle inspections and scheduling tachograph calibrations inspections
To book this Transport managers CPC refresher course call the office on 02392 123 555.
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