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Operator CPC Training Surrey
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.
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 can be booked and purchased online via this website.