Manage the transport side of your business with ease

Restricted operators are faced with the operational challenge of running transport as a secondary part of their business on a daily basis and on top of this they have to deal with the ever-changing legislation which can be difficult to keep up with and put them at risk of non-compliance. Restricted operators holders must keep up to date with the latest legislation to avoid operational failures that could result in public inquiries, prosecution and even loss of the operator licence.

This course is designed to help restricted licence holders stay up to date with the legislation and ensure best practice. Our course helps restricted operators learn how to effectively manage a transport operation so they can work in line with current legislation and maintain compliance across their organisation. 

What Will You Learn?

This training course is designed to ensure that restricted operators are fully aware and compliant of their legal and operational responsibilities. The course will give you a clear understanding of your obligations and teach you how to effectively manage the transport side of your business.

Course Curriculum

What will I learn in this course?

  • 1

    Introduction to the course

    • Accessing Student Support

    • Purpose of the course

    • Topics Covered Within The Course

  • 2

    The Operators Licence

    • Legislation - Financial Standing from 01/01/21

    • Who Needs A Licence?

    • How Long Does An Operator Licence Last

    • The 11 Undertakings- Understanding and Compliance

    • The Declaration of Understanding and Agreement

  • 3

    The Transport Manager Role

    • The Role of a Transport Manager For a Restricted Operator

    • Hours Required For a Transport Manager To Carry Out Their Duties

  • 4

    The OCRS System

    • Operator Compliance Risk Score

    • OCRS Band Thresholds

  • 5


    • Maintaining Roadworthiness

    • Responsibilities for Roadworthiness

    • Regular Safety Inspections

    • Making it Cost Effective

    • Safety Inspection Intervals

    • Safety Inspection Reporting

    • Intermediate Safety Checks & Adhoc Safety Inspection Intervals

    • Electronic capture and storage of Safety Inspection Data

    • Vehicle Cleanliness

    • Own safety Inspection Facilities

    • Contracted Out Arrangements

    • Roadside Safety Inspections

    • Monitoring

  • 6

    Drivers Hours and The Working Time Directive

    • Introduction to DH & WTD

    • Driving & Rest Periods

    • Multi Manning & Ferry or Train Transport

    • Driving Limits

    • GB Domestic Hours

    • The Working Time Directive

    • The Working Time Directive Breaks & Night Workers

    • Working Time Directive Reference Periods

  • 7

    Tachographs and Record Keeping

    • Introduction

    • The Digital Tachograph

    • The Analogue Tachograph

    • Drivers Hours & Working Time Record Keeping

    • Record Offences and Penalties

    • Employers Responsibilities

  • 8

    Driver Certificate of Professional Competence

    • Driver CPC

  • 9

    Load Safety

    • Safety of Loads

  • 10

    Course Summary

    • Summary

    • DVSA Guide to maintaining roadworthiness

    • DVSA Safe operators guide

    • Good Vehicle Operator Licencing Guide

    • End of course questionnaire

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This course benefits those involved in the transport operation of a restricted licence holder that requires familiarisation with their legal responsibilities with regard to undertakings on an operator’s licence. It is designed for those already working within transport and running under a restricted operator licence.


Upon completion of this course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion accredited by NTP Online Learning.

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Why Learn With Us?

  • Everything you need to know

    This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need with regards to transport management compliance. It's been written and created by industry experts and contains all the information you need.

  • Learn when you want to

    You can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Login and learn whenever you want to. Your progress is saved and upon completion of the course you'll be able to carry out a risk assessment on your organisation.

  • Support when you need it

    All of our online courses come with full support via email and telephone so you will never be stuck and alone. You get course access and full support for 1 year included within the course.

  • Never miss an update

    As an NTP online student you will receive notifications when the course is updated to ensure you are always up to date with the latest legislation and best practises.

  • Affordable and convenient

    We've kept the price of this course low to make it affordable however, we also offer interest free, no credit check, payment plans to help to spread the cost of the course over a number of payments. The course is set up to allow you to access it whenever you want. You don't have to plan when you learn, just log in when you feel like it and your progress will always be saved.

  • Evidence of training

    Upon completion of the course, you will receive a completion certificate that will act as proof as training for your personal CPD record.

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