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EP Training has for more than 40 years been a leading provider of Freight Transport Manager (CPC) training and consultancy, including home study, online and intensive classroom courses.

EP Training has delivered hundreds of Freight CPC courses since 1981 with above national average pass rates. Their Transport Manager instructors are renowned for providing excellent course delivery. You won’t find better.

Whether it’s the Transport Manager qualification, the 2-day Transport Manager Refresher course or the 1-day Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course, EP Training has the solutions you need.

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All courses can be booked online or just give EP Training a call and speak with their experts. All prices are inclusive of tuition, VAT, test fees and study material.

Transport Manager CPC Training (CPC)

If your intention is to “use” a goods vehicle in excess of 3.5 tonnes MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass), for the purposes of commerce, i.e. related to a business activity then an Operator licence will be required.

If you transport other people’s goods then legally you must appoint/employ a qualified Transport Manager (CPC holder).

To become a qualified CPC holder you must obtain the Transport Manager (TM) qualification. That means demonstrating competence in matters relating to managing a freight transport business.

Obtaining the CPC qualification requires familiarising yourself with the syllabus and passing two examinations. It’s a challenging exam so you need to prepare adequately. 

The exams are made up of a multiple choice (R1) and case study (R2) paper. The case study is an open book exam, meaning you can take in supporting literature into the exam room with you. 

The syllabus covers all matters relating to running a transport business including: fiscal management, vehicle maintenance, drivers’ hours, Operator licensing, construction and use regulations, employment law, ADR and many more subjects.

Therefore, suitable training and preparation is the key to achieving success.

EP Training offers several options when it comes to TM CPC training:

  • Intensive classroom CPC courses,
  • Home study, and
  • Online (for TM Refresher and OLAT)

Please view the options online to see what suits you best or just call their experts on 01372 450800. All courses can be purchased with confidence via the website

Transport Manager Refresher Training (TM Refresher)

The Transport Manager CPC qualification is granted for life and legally is not subject to renewal.  However, in recent years there has become a requirement for CPC holders to attend periodic refresher training.  Continual Professional Development (CPD) means CPC holders completing formal regular training sessions.  Ideally a 2-day Transport Manager (TM) refresher course should be done every 5 years.  Whether it be the Traffic Commissioner (TC) or Freight Operator Registration Scheme (FORS) requesting confirmation of attendance, EP Training’s TM refresher training is recognised by all bodies and associations.

The 2-day course requires attendance only and no exams need to be sat and passed.  Also, to save time, money and the environment EP Training delivers these courses online using MS Teams.  Upon course completion attendees will receive a certificate confirming attendance.

Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT)

If you “use” a goods vehicle in excess of 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and move your “own goods” you will require a Restricted Operator Licence. A restricted O Licence is required for companies/owner drivers/sole traders who will only ever move their own goods and not that of others.  A typical example of a company that will require this type of accreditation may be scaffolders, builders’ merchants and supermarkets.  Having a Restricted Operator O Licence is the same as having a Standard Operator licence (you move your own and other people goods) except Restricted Operators are not legally required to appoint a CPC holder (qualified Transport Manager).

However, both variations of Operator licences are subject to stringent regulations enforced by the police, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and The Transport Commissioner’s Office (TC’s).

Your company is still subject to high standards of vehicle day to day management, including: Vehicle maintenance, drivers hours recording and analysis and ensuring vehicles do not exceed permitted legal weight limits. 

There are serious consequences for non-compliance, including suspension, curtailing and revoking of your O licence.

It is extremely advisable that if you intend to acquire, or you already have a Restricted O licence that you complete an Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course.  This will familiarise you with your legal obligations and bring you up to date with any changes in legislation.

In fact, you will find the granting or amending of a restricted O licence will depend on certain company employees and directors attending an OLAT course.

The course is one day in duration, delivered online and there are no exams to pass.  Attendance is the only thing needed.  Upon completion you will receive an attendance certificate which can be sent to the TC as confirmation.

All course listed above can be booked and purchased online via this website.

Option 1: 10 Day CPC International Freight Intensive Course (Best Seller)

£1,595.00



If you or your employees need to obtain the Freight TM CPC qualification and are based in the Surrey area you simply have to use EP Training! Their reputation for providing excellent CPC tuition is second to none.

CPC Freight TM classroom courses are run from Great Bookham, Surrey and scheduled to coincide with examinations. The exam months are March, June, September and December.

EP Training is a Skills and Logistics approved CPC examination centre. This means you complete the course and exam with them at the same location.

To be in the best possible position to pass the Freight TM CPC exams first time then we recommend you select this course. The reason being there is a lot to learn and having tutor interaction and expert in-class training makes such a difference to achieving success.

When you book your classroom course EP Training will dispatch your confirmation, course notes/study pack within 24 hours. Course times will be 9.00 am till 4.30 pm. Lunch is also provided.

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If you or your employees need to obtain the Freight TM CPC qualification and are based in the Surrey area you simply have to use EP Training! Their reputation for providing excellent CPC tuition is second to none.

CPC Freight TM classroom courses are run from Great Bookham, Surrey and scheduled to coincide with examinations. The exam months are March, June, September and December.

EP Training is a Skills and Logistics approved CPC examination centre. This means you complete the course and exam with them at the same location.

To be in the best possible position to pass the Freight TM CPC exams first time then we recommend you select this course. The reason being there is a lot to learn and having tutor interaction and expert in-class training makes such a difference to achieving success.

When you book your classroom course EP Training will dispatch your confirmation, course notes/study pack within 24 hours. Course times will be 9.00 am till 4.30 pm. Lunch is also provided.


Option 2: CPC Home Study, 1 Day Revision and Exam Entry

£649.00


If you cannot attend the 10-day classroom Transport Manager CPC course then why not consider option 2?

Selecting this option will provide you with EP Training’s very own written, CPC National and International freight home study pack, one-day classroom training session and exam entry.  Home study can be a good way of learning the syllabus, however, discipline and good time study management is vital. The one-day revision will be spent covering pre-released case studies and this is run from Great Bookham. EP Training shall also enrol you onto the R1 and R2 exams (multi choice 70%, case study 50%) on the date of your choice (March, June, September and December).

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If you cannot attend the 10-day classroom Transport Manager CPC course then why not consider option 2?

Selecting this option will provide you with EP Training’s very own written, CPC National and International freight home study pack, one-day classroom training session and exam entry.  Home study can be a good way of learning the syllabus, however, discipline and good time study management is vital. The one-day revision will be spent covering pre-released case studies and this is run from Great Bookham. EP Training shall also enrol you onto the R1 and R2 exams (multi choice 70%, case study 50%) on the date of your choice (March, June, September and December).


Option 3: Just the Pack

£199.00


Before you embark on booking any classroom courses or exams why not just buy the home study pack first? EP Training is one of only a few CPC training companies that produce their own home study packs.

Since 1981 over 15,000 home study packs have been purchased and used by EP Training’s customers. Study material is comprehensive, up to date, and easy to understand and come with telephone support.

The study packs have nearly 600 pages of content and have been written by haulage industry experts. Content reflects the current CPC syllabus. Your home study pack can also be taken into your R2 (case study) exam as it is an open book test.

Once we receive your purchase, your study pack will immediately be issued to you via courier. Students that attend our intensive courses will receive a home study pack at the point of booking.

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Before you embark on booking any classroom courses or exams why not just buy the home study pack first? EP Training is one of only a few CPC training companies that produce their own home study packs.

Since 1981 over 15,000 home study packs have been purchased and used by EP Training’s customers. Study material is comprehensive, up to date, and easy to understand and come with telephone support.

The study packs have nearly 600 pages of content and have been written by haulage industry experts. Content reflects the current CPC syllabus. Your home study pack can also be taken into your R2 (case study) exam as it is an open book test.

Once we receive your purchase, your study pack will immediately be issued to you via courier. Students that attend our intensive courses will receive a home study pack at the point of booking.


Option 4: Case Study R2 Revision Seminar

£160.00


Whether you are just doing the home study or attending the 10-day national and international freight course passing the exams are not easy.

Out of the 2 exams that must be passed, R1 (multi choice) R2 (case study), statistics show it is the case study that proves the most challenging element. This despite it being an open book exam and the pass mark required is 50%.

To help you pass the R2, EP Training provides one-day courses designed to assist and prepare adequately for the case study CPC exam.

The day is spent going through previous case study examinations and highlighting what the exam markers are looking for. Our instructors are experts in their field and will help you achieve your pass. The course will be run on the Saturday before the following Friday’s exam.

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Whether you are just doing the home study or attending the 10-day national and international freight course passing the exams are not easy.

Out of the 2 exams that must be passed, R1 (multi choice) R2 (case study), statistics show it is the case study that proves the most challenging element. This despite it being an open book exam and the pass mark required is 50%.

To help you pass the R2, EP Training provides one-day courses designed to assist and prepare adequately for the case study CPC exam.

The day is spent going through previous case study examinations and highlighting what the exam markers are looking for. Our instructors are experts in their field and will help you achieve your pass. The course will be run on the Saturday before the following Friday’s exam.


Option 5: Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT)

£199.00



If you wish to acquire a Restricted O Licence or have been called to a Public Inquiry (PI) then we strongly recommend attending this one-day Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course.

If you have a PI date then we suggest you book and attend your OLAT course before you are called before the TC. This will show you are being proactive and may assist the outcome of your hearing.

This one-day online course is suitable for company directors and other relevant organisation employees and covers undertakings regarding your Operator licence.

The session covers Drivers Hours (domestic and EU), Vehicle Defect Prevention (maintenance and pre-use checking) and ensuring the prevention of the overloading of your vehicles. No exams must be passed however a good understanding of the subject matter must be attained. EP Training will provide a certification and attendance.

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If you wish to acquire a Restricted O Licence or have been called to a Public Inquiry (PI) then we strongly recommend attending this one-day Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course.

If you have a PI date then we suggest you book and attend your OLAT course before you are called before the TC. This will show you are being proactive and may assist the outcome of your hearing.

This one-day online course is suitable for company directors and other relevant organisation employees and covers undertakings regarding your Operator licence.

The session covers Drivers Hours (domestic and EU), Vehicle Defect Prevention (maintenance and pre-use checking) and ensuring the prevention of the overloading of your vehicles. No exams must be passed however a good understanding of the subject matter must be attained. EP Training will provide a certification and attendance.


Option 6: CPC Transport Manager Refresher (TM)

£350.00



In accordance with the Traffic Commissioner (TC) criteria, by being an approved TM CPC exam centre, EP Training is authorised to provide a 2-day TM refresher courses.

Your CPC certification is in fact granted for “life” however TM’s are actively encouraged to complete ongoing refresher tuition (CPD).

CPC, CPD should be completed ideally every 5 years and is usually a stipulation from the TC when any application to an Operator’s Licence is sought.

Don’t worry there are no exams that must be passed, you did all that when you passed your original CPC exams.

The 2-days training requires your attendance only and upon completion you will be issued a  certificate of completion.

This course is a mini CPC TM course but focuses very much on the day to day running of the vehicles, including hours, maintenance and weights. EP Training runs these courses online and typically on the last Thursday and Friday of each month. The instructors are amazing and have a wealth of knowledge.

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In accordance with the Traffic Commissioner (TC) criteria, by being an approved TM CPC exam centre, EP Training is authorised to provide a 2-day TM refresher courses.

Your CPC certification is in fact granted for “life” however TM’s are actively encouraged to complete ongoing refresher tuition (CPD).

CPC, CPD should be completed ideally every 5 years and is usually a stipulation from the TC when any application to an Operator’s Licence is sought.

Don’t worry there are no exams that must be passed, you did all that when you passed your original CPC exams.

The 2-days training requires your attendance only and upon completion you will be issued a  certificate of completion.

This course is a mini CPC TM course but focuses very much on the day to day running of the vehicles, including hours, maintenance and weights. EP Training runs these courses online and typically on the last Thursday and Friday of each month. The instructors are amazing and have a wealth of knowledge.


For information on cost and availability please contact us on 01372 450 800.

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