Transport Manager CPC Training - One Day Study Only - Road Haulage
Attendance at one study day only + admin fees
Once you have achieved the Transport Manager CPC qualification, it is yours for life and there is no official need to re-sit the training or exam, however, there are conditions on an Operator Licence of demonstrating “good repute” and you are required to keep up to date with changes in relevant legislation.
Increasingly the DVA is requiring that the Operator Licence named transport manager needs to show evidence of ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and they may look for evidence of qualification and/or CPD in the last 5 years.
When assessing “good repute” the DVA will assess “ability to effectively and continuously manage the transport activities as a transport manager”. Whilst Great Britain has not implemented specific training requirements, applicants for the post of transport manager should possess “high-quality professional knowledge”, otherwise known as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This practice promotes learning to be “conscious and proactive”, rather than “passive and reactive”.
According to the DVA:
“CPD can take many forms such as training workshops, conferences and events, e-learning programs, best practice techniques and ideas sharing. If there has been sometime since CPD was undertaken the starting point for evidence would be for the completion of a two day transport manager CPC refresher course, run by a trade association, a professional body or an approved exam centre offering the relevant transport manager CPC qualification for the type of licence held”.
The Senior Traffic Commissioner has identified the following instances when a transport manager should expect to provide evidence of their capacity to meet the statutory duty through CPD:
Many transport managers choose to attend voluntary Transport Manager CPC refresher courses, lasting two days, and which will cover the DVA required CPD. We offer a refresher course which is JAUPT approved to count 14 hours towards Driver CPC training requirements.
Course Cancellation: No refund will be made for any candidate who fails to attend or does not complete the course. Cancellations or changes must be made within a specified timeframe before the course date, otherwise full fees will be charged and no refund will be made. The cancellation policy for this course is 5 working days prior to the course start date.
You will need the following information for each course participant:
- Full Name
- Email Address
- Mobile Number
- Driving Licence Number (if applicable)
- Date of Birth
- Any applicable dietary or access requirements
If you know who the participants of the course will be, it is advisable that you find out this information and upload it at the time of booking. If you do not yet know who the course participants wi4ll be and you just want to book a number of spaces at this stage, you have until five working days prior to the course to complete the participant details within your Account example, course dates and times and what they need to bring with them. Please ensure that you have sought the permission of the individuals to pass on this information. If you do not have the necessary permissions to share your employee contact details or do not wish for your employees to be contacted directly, please enter your own contact information to receive the confirmation and reminder details for onward distribution. Dashboard.
We ask for your employees email addresses and mobile numbers so that we can send them course details in advance, for example, course dates and times and what they need to bring with them. Please ensure that you have sought the permission of the individuals to pass on this information. If you do not have the necessary permissions to share your employee contact details or do not wish for your employees to be contacted directly, please enter your own contact information to receive the confirmation and reminder details for onward distribution.
If you want to drive professionally you need a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) qualification. Driver CPC training is continual professional development which carries on throughout a professional bus, coach or lorry driver's career. Once you pass your Driver CPC, you'll be issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC), sometimes referred to as a CPC card.
In most cases if you are driving during your working hours, either as your main job, or if you drive on behalf of your employer at any time while being paid for your work (even if this is infrequent or not part of your usual duties), you will require Driver CPC. There are some exemptions for Driver CPC – you can find out more here https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/exemptions-and-driver-cpc-fees and here https://www.gov.uk/guidance.
The Driver CPC initial qualification has two modules:
Module 2: Case study test Module 4: Practical demonstration test
You must pass both parts to get your Driver CPC.
The Driver Qualification Card (DQC), can be acquired as part of your driver training and relates to the Driver CPC requirement.
Not everyone requires the Theory Module 2 though. This depends on whether or not you have “acquired rights”.
You will have acquired rights if you fall into one of the below categories:
a) You had your car licence before 1st January 1997 - gives you acquired rights for both bus and lorry, but the acquired rights won’t be activated until a bus test has been passed) b) You had your vocational (bus) driving test before 10th September 2008 – gives you acquired rights for the bus only c) You had your vocational (lorry) driving test from before 10th September 2009 – gives you acquired rights for the lorry only
If you have acquired rights, you are exempt from having to pass the module 2 and 4 tests and the module 2 test won’t be automatically available to book on the theory booking site.
If you have no adquired rights,there is no option to do anything other than modules 2 and 4.
If you do have acquired rights, there is an option to complete theory modules 2 and 4, instead of completing 35 hours of CPC training (since it is essentially the equivalent training) but this is rare. In this case the module 2 test will need to be added on manually. If you are considering going down this route, please contact us and we can provide further assistance on how to go about this.
So, if you are working towards your first DQC and you do have acquired rights, you need to complete 35 hours of Periodic Training (view link) and Theory Module 4.
If you are working towards your first DQC and you don’t have acquired rights, you need to complete the Theory Module 2 AND Theory Module 4.
Once you have your DQC you must do 35 hours of training every five years to keep the card up to date. You can find out more about the Driver CPC requirements here: (view link)
We understand that this can be confusing, so our experienced team is on hand to assist you if you still need further clarification. Please contact us on 028 9082 5653 if you need any further help with this.