The National Logistics Academy

Road Haulage CPC

Road Haulage CPC is for transport managers to demonstrate their professional competence in order to gain an ‘O’ Licence. 

This programme is available as a distance learning course.

Applicants for a Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence must show 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 examination for the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) conducted on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT).

The National Logistics Academy Road Haulage CPC course has been specially developed to give learners the knowledge and support to pass the examinations and achieve the OCR qualification.

Learners will develop their knowledge of road haulage laws, finance and road safety, helping to ensure a safe practice.

Employers will be complying with the Goods Vehicle Operators’ Regulations 1997, as well as improving the professionalism and performance of their business.

Virtual learning:

This programme can be completed virtually. Learning sessions can be accessed through our virtual classrooms, where collaborative tasks can still be completed as if you're in the same room as other learners! The benefits of distance learning mean you can study at your pace, under the guidance of our tutors who will provide all relevant learning materials and guide you through the online resources.

Key features:

ALL learning sessions are delivered with the aid of a course-specific learning materials, with integrated question and answer opportunities for learners, and the use of illustrative examples.

Learners get a comprehensive study pack to refer to before, during and after the course.


OCR Part 1: Multiple choice exam - 2 hours

The on-line e-exam can be arranged anytime with as little as 1 week notice. It comprises 60 questions with a pass mark of 42 and results are instantaneous.

OCR Part 2: Case study exam - 2 hours 15 mins

A paper exam held four times a year March, June, September and December, with 6 to 8 questions, a top score of 60 marks and a pass mark of 30. Results are approx. 8 to 10 weeks after the exam.