The next step now that you are a qualified transport manager

Congratulations on passing your exams and gaining the Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers qualification. 

You are a fully qualified transport manager but now what do you do?

A question we get asked on a daily basis is "what do I do after I've passed my transport manager CPC?" and we usually say "find a transport manager role and put what you have studied into practice" and then the big question comes "HOW?".

This often leads to having a lengthy conversation of us trying to explain how to put the qualification into practice but we know this isn't enough and in reality, we are only ever scratching the surface because there is so much a transport manager needs to know to effectively put their qualification into action. 

You see the question How?, is a very important question because a business environment in real life is very different from the scenarios presented in the transport manager cpc course. 

To overcome the challenges newly qualified transport managers face, and answer the important HOW question, we have developed this course, a unique online course to fully explain, and show exactly, how to implement the theory of your transport manager CPC qualification into a real-life business environment.

As a qualified transport manager, you can become the nominated person on an Operator Licence issued by the Office of The Traffic Commissioner in the UK. 

That means YOU become the responsible individual for the success, or failure, of complying with the company's legal obligations, according to the Traffic Commissioner.

It's a daunting proposition isn't it!!, especially if you don't have the practical experience gained from working in the transport department of a company to give you an insight into what it's like beforehand. Truth be told, you could find yourself in a very stressful and dangerous position and let's face it, nobody wants that!

Our new course Transport Manager The Next Step with your HGV Qualification, is specifically designed for newly qualified transport managers, will guide you through what life is like as a Transport Manager in the UK.

This course will take you through various topics and guide you through what is expected from you in your position as a Transport Manager. We'll cover your responsibilities, driver administration, vehicle administration, management of drivers and vehicles, vehicle checks, maintenance, drivers hours, tachographs, the traffic commissioner and more along with full guidance on legalities and processes to ensure you are complying with legislation, effectively carrying out your duties and ensure you are meeting the requirements to maintain continuous and effective responsibility of the transport operation.

It doesn't matter which type of operator licence you're running under as our course is suitable for those running under a restricted, standard national and international operator licences. 

This course has been developed to answer the question of what do I do after I've passed my transport manager CPC. It's designed to overcome the challenges any newly qualified transport manager will face and it's been created to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage a transport operation in a real-life business environment.

If you want to ensure you're doing everything right, you're ready for any challenge and your transport operation is fully compliant then this course is for you.

Is it worth it? If you had the ability to make sure you were doing everything right to avoid having to face the traffic commissioner, losing your livelihood and the business would you do it? Of course, so yes it's 100% worth it. 

This course ensures you start on the right path and stay on it.

Transport Manager The Next Step with your HGV Qualification, it's your next step now you're a qualified transport manager. 


What Will You Learn?

Our course will help newly qualified transport professionals learn how to effectively manage and set up transport operations so that you can work in line with current legislation and maintain compliance across the organisation you are working for. 

This training course is designed to ensure that newly qualified transport managers are fully aware and compliant with their legal and operational responsibilities.

This course is suitable for those running under a restricted, standard national and international operator licences as the same information for all three licences will need to have the same systems in place to adhere and comply with the undertakings of the operator licence. 

This course will tell you everything you need to know and implement into your transport operation as a transport manager!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Congratulations on Passing

    • Useful Documents

    • Statutory Guidance from The Traffic Commissioners.

  • 2


    • EC 1071/2009; the Operator Licence Regulation and the Transport Manager

    • Definition Of A Transport Manager

    • Professional Competence and Good Repute

    • What Is Meant By "Fit and Proper"

    • What Is Meant By "Good Repute"

    • Transport Manager Repute "Infringements"

    • Transport Manager Repute "Most Serious Infringements"

    • Industry Knowledge

    • Your Positive Traits

    • Transport Manager Number of Hours

    • Your Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

  • 3


    • Understanding the Problems

    • Adequacy Of Management

    • Brake Testing

    • Bridge Strikes

    • The 11 Undertakings

  • 4


    • Introduction

  • 5

    ADMINISTRATION OF DRIVERS (General Responsibilities)

    • Driving Licence Entitlement

    • Regular Checks of Driving Licences

    • Driver CPC

    • Drivers Hours Records

    • Working Time Records

  • 6

    MANAGEMENT OF DRIVERS (General Responsibilities)

    • Compliance with Driving Hours

    • Appropriate Recording of Duty and Driving Hours

    • Digital Tachograph and Driver Card

    • Retention of Drivers' Hours Records

    • Working Time Records

    • Competent To Operate Vehicles

    • Training and Disciplinary

  • 7

    OPERATIONS OF DRIVERS (General Responsibilities)

    • Driver Defect Reporting

    • Breaks and Rest Periods

  • 8

    ADMINISTRATION OF VEHICLES (General Responsibilities)

    • Maintenance Records

    • Vehicles On Operator Licence

    • Contingency

    • Payloads, Heights and Tachograph Calibrations

    • Certificate of Insurance

    • Maintenance Planner

  • 9

    MANAGEMENT OF VEHICLES (General Responsibilities)

    • Fit And Roadworthy Condition

    • Driver Defect Reporting

    • Vehicles Out Of Service

    • Make Vehicles and Trailers Available

    • Safety Inspection Intervals

    • Quality of Service and Maintenance

    • Vehicles Under The Authority of the Operator

  • 10


    • Summary

    • Driving Licence Codes

    • Staged Testing

    • Application for Provisional Licence

    • Medical Standards

    • The Group 2 Driving Test

    • Duration of Full Vocational Entitlement

    • Licence Renewals

    • Driving with an Expired Licence

    • Returning Drivers with Expired Vocational Entitlement

    • Acquired Rights Drivers

    • Production of Licence

    • Driving Licences for Non-GB Citizens

    • Checking Driver Licences

    • Methods of Checking Drivers' Licences

  • 11


    • Employer and Employee Duties

    • Initial CPC

    • Converting a Foreign DCPC to a UK One

    • Exemptions - Who Does Not Need A CPC

    • CPC General Requirements

    • Checking Driver CPC Records

    • Driver Qualification Offences and Penalties

  • 12


    • Applying For An Operator Licence

    • Objections and Representations Against Grant of an O-licence

    • The Online Vehicle Operator Licence System

    • The Operator Licence

    • The Operating Centre

    • Making Changes to an Operator Licence

    • Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)

  • 13


    • The Guide To An Effective Maintenence System

    • First Use and Return To Service Inspections

    • Driver Vehicle Checks

    • Safety Inspections

    • Safety Inspection Records

    • Safety Inspections - Brakes

    • Safety Inspections - Wheels Removal and Refitting

    • Safety Inspections - Tyre Management

    • Safety Inspections - Tyres Inspection and Replacement

    • Contracting Out Maintenance

    • In-house Maintenance

    • Annual Test and Preparation

    • Prohibitions

    • Electronic Capture of Data

  • 14


    • Drivers' Hours Summary

    • Employers' and Employees' Duties

    • Monitoring Driver Compliance


    • EU Drivers' Hours - The Week

    • EU Drivers' Hours - Daily Limits and Breaks From Driving

    • EU Drivers' Hours - Weekly and Fortnightly Limits

    • EU Drivers' Hours - Daily Rest

    • EU Drivers' Hours - Weekly Rest Periods

    • EU Drivers' Hours - Daily and Weekly Rests on Trains and Ferries - inc 2020 Amendments

    • EU Drivers' Hours - International Carriage of Goods and Returning to Base - inc 2020 Amendments

    • EU Drivers' Hours - Unforeseen Circumstances

    • GB Domestic Rules

  • 15


    • Digital Tachographs - Employer and Drivers' Duties

    • Digital Tachograph Vehicle Unit and Tachograph Cards

    • The Operator and The Digital Tachograph

    • The Driver and the Digital Tachograph

    • Analogue Tachographs - Employer and Drivers' Duties

  • 16


    • Drivers Hours Records - Employer and Employee Duties

    • Retention and Inspection of Tachograph Records

    • GB Domestic Hours Record Keeping

    • Mixed Vehicle Records

    • Enforcement and Penalties

    • Vehicle File

    • Working Time Record Keeping

  • 17


    • Maximum Weights of HGV

    • Axle Weight Limits

    • Maximum Length

    • Maximum Width

    • Measuring Maximum Length and Maximum Width

    • Vehicle Heights Within UK

    • Vehicle Heights and Widths Outside UK

    • Long and Wide Loads

    • Abnormal Loads - Special Types General Order (STGO)

    • Abnormal Indivisible Load and ESDAL

    • Marking and Attendants

  • 18


    • Employer and Employee Duties

    • Offences for Dangerous Loading

    • Risk Management

  • 19


    • Overview

    • DVSA

    • Disciplinary Powers

    • Actions Against The Operator Licence

    • Impounding of vehicles

    • Public Inquiry

    • Prepare For A Public Inquiry

    • STC Emphasis on Bridge Strikes

  • 20


    • Employer Accident Book

    • UK Road Traffic Collision procedures that need to be followed

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

The course is suitable for Newly Qualified Transport Managers that require familiarisation with their legal responsibilities with regard to undertakings on an operator’s licence.

The course provides an understanding of how to keep your operation legal and compliant. Our course is suitable for those running under a restricted, standard national and international operator licences. This course will tell you everything you need to know as a transport manager!


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

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