The certificate of professional competence is required by the traffic commissioner, accredited by CILT and accepted by FORS

Transport Manager CPC in Road Haulage Operations

Are you ready to become a qualified transport manager and take your career to the next level? Look no further!
Our online study course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in the road haulage industry, all from the comfort of your own home.
Say goodbye to traditional classrooms and rigid schedules, and hello to a flexible and engaging learning experience that will transform your future!

What's included with this couse?

If you plan on pursuing a career as a transport manager, it is mandatory to possess a certificate of professional competence. This qualification is called the transport managers CPC but it’s also known as Operators CPC.

This requirement applies to individuals who wish to operate their own transport business, work as an external transport manager, take on a job as a transport manager, or even obtain an operator’s license and be named as the transport manager.

This course will prepare you to take the formal CILT examinations to obtain the qualification.

It is the UK’s leading, award-winning study course.

Our transport manager CPC course is the most comprehensive course available on the market and we are the only accredited provider to produce our own approved study notes that are permitted as reference material in the exams. 

The national average pass rate for the transport manager cpc qualiification via intensive classroom or face-to-face training is around 40% . Home study courses using notes only is even lower! 

NTP’s pass rate changes each month (this happens for all providers!) but our average pass rate sits around 87% and it’s not uncommon for us to have months with 100% pass rates because NTP don’t do average, we do awesome! 

If you want the best chance of passing and getting qualified this is the course for you.
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    CILT Student Registration for 2 years
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    12 months unlimited access
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    1:1 unlimited tutor support
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    CILT approved course notes to use in exams
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    CILT certification upon passing
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    Learn on the go with audio
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    Take CILT exams online from home*
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    Access to practice quizzes and knowledge retention tests
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    Study on your own terms with 24/7 access
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    Revisit any lesson as many times as you like
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    Access from anywhere across multiple devices
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    CILT eMembership included
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    Access to practice case studies with instant results
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    Everything you need to become fully qualified

When you enrol in our Transport Manager CPC course, you gain access to an extensive range of features and benefits:

  1. CILT Student Registration for 2 years: As a student registered with NTP you get up to 2 years to take your exams with CILT before you have to re-register

  2. 12 Months of Unlimited Access: Enjoy a full year of access to our comprehensive course materials, allowing you to study at your convenience and review key concepts whenever needed.

  3. 1:1 Unlimited Tutor Support: Our team of experienced tutors is dedicated to your success. Benefit from personalised support and guidance throughout your learning journey.

  4. NTP Produced, CILT Approved Course Notes: Our meticulously prepared course notes are approved by CILT, ensuring you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information to excel in your exams.

  5. CILT Certification Upon Passing: Upon successfully completing the course and passing the exams, you will receive a prestigious certification from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, opening doors to new career opportunities.

  6. Learn on the Go with Audio: We understand the importance of flexibility in today’s fast-paced world. Our course materials include audio lessons, allowing you to learn on the go, whether you’re commuting or taking a walk.

  7. Take CILT Exams Online from Home: Embrace the convenience of taking official CILT exams from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a desktop or laptop with a camera, speakers, and microphone.

  8. Access to Practice Quizzes and Knowledge Retention Tests: Reinforce your understanding and track your progress with our practice quizzes and knowledge retention tests, designed to enhance your exam preparedness.

  9. Study on Your Own Terms with 24/7 Access: Our online platform offers 24/7 accessibility, empowering you to study whenever and wherever suits you best. Say goodbye to rigid schedules and hello to flexibility.

  10. Revisit Any Lesson as Many Times as You Like: Need to brush up on a particular topic? No problem! With our course, you have the freedom to revisit any lesson as many times as necessary to solidify your understanding.

  11. Access from Anywhere in the World Across Multiple Devices: Whether at home, at work, or on the move, our course is accessible from anywhere in the world, on multiple devices, ensuring your learning never stops.

  12. 1 Year of CILT eMembership Included: Enjoy one year of complimentary CILT eMembership, granting you access to exclusive resources, forums, and networking opportunities within the logistics and transport community.

  13. Access to Practice Case Studies with Instant Results: Put your knowledge into practice with our interactive case studies, offering real-world scenarios and instant feedback to sharpen your decision-making skills.

  14. Everything You Need to Become Fully Qualified: Our Transport Manager CPC course covers all the essential topics required for qualification, providing you with a comprehensive foundation for success.

  15. Free Additional Resources and Study Aids: Enhance your learning experience with our complimentary additional resources and study aids, designed to support your journey towards qualification

Take charge of your career business opportunities fleet transport operation goals ambition

Becoming a qualified transport manager opens up a world of opportunities. External transport managers can oversee up to 4 operators with a maximum of 50 vehicles, while employed transport managers can earn a rewarding salary of over £100,000 per year! Don’t let these possibilities pass you by.

At NTP Online Learning Ltd, we empower you to achieve your goals and unlock your full potential. With our Transport Manager CPC course, you can get qualified from the comfort of your own home, without the need to attend external training. You can even take the official CILT exams online, making the entire process seamless and convenient. All you need is a desktop or laptop with a camera, speakers, and microphone.

Moreover, it’s important to note that operating under a standard national or standard international operator license legally requires a qualified transport manager. Even if you are operating under a restricted operator license, it is highly recommended to have a qualified transport manager to ensure compliance with license terms and avoid any potential penalties.

Course Syllabus:

Our comprehensive course syllabus covers all the essential topics you need to master:

  • Law
  • Workplace Relations
  • Health and Safety
  • Financial Management and Business Tax
  • Business Marketing
  • Transporting Goods
  • Operator Licensing
  • Driver Licensing
  • Drivers Hours, Working Time and Record-Keeping
  • Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles and Loads
  • Selecting The Correct Vehicle
  • Vehicle and Trailer, Tests and Plates
  • Preventative Maintenance and Safety Inspections
  • Electronics in the Workplace
  • Safe Loading and Movement of Goods
  • Vehicle Excise Duty
  • Calculating the Costs of Operating Vehicles
  • Speed Limits, Regulations, Traffic Accidents and Insurance
  • International
  • Post-Brexit International Process Changes

Transport Manager CPC Exam Information

The Transport Manager CPC examinations are divided into two parts:

Part 1: The Multiformat Questions exam

Part 2: The Case Study exam.

Both exams assess a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of various topics related to transport management.

Part 1. Multiformat Questions Exam:

The Multiformat exam consists of 40 questions.

These questions are designed to test your theoretical knowledge and understanding of transport management principles and practices. The exam covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to.

  1. Business and financial management.
  2. Operator licensing.
  3. Health and safety regulations.
  4. Vehicle operations.
  5. Driver management.
  6. Road traffic laws and regulations.
  7. Environmental issues.
  8. Transport planning.
The duration of the Multiformat exam is 2 hours.

The different formats of the questions require a student to select one or more correct answers (as indicated) from the given options, select a correct answer from a dropdown box, or populate an empty box with a numerical answer.

It is important to read the questions carefully and manage your time effectively to ensure you can complete all the questions within the allotted time.

Part 2. Case Study Exam:

The Case Study exam aims to assess your ability to apply transport management principles to real-life scenarios.

This exam consists of one case study with 3 main questions, each containing 3 sub questions.

The questions are designed to test your problem-solving skills and your understanding of the practical aspects of transport management.

The Case Study exam allows you to demonstrate your ability to analyse situations, make informed decisions, and apply relevant legislation and best practices.

The exam covers topics such as:

Please note these are examples and in no way guaranteed to appear or be structured in the same manner.

  • Q1 Managing Drivers 
  • Q2 Managing Compliance and Risk
  • Q3 Managing Transport Operations
The duration of the Case Study exam is 2 hours and 15 minutes.


It is essential to read the case study and scenarios accompanying each question carefully and understand the context before answering the questions.

To pass the Transport Manager CPC exam, you must achieve a minimum of 70% in the Multiformat exam and 50% in the Case Study exam.

Once you have passed both exams, you will be awarded the Transport Manager CPC qualification.

CILT exams run 10 times per year for the road haulage certificate of professional competence and can be taken online from home or work.

To take exams online, you will need a desktop computer or laptop with a camera, speakers and microphone. You will also need a quiet room where you won’t be disturbed at all.

There are strict rules and security protocols to follow to ensure no cheating takes place when taking exams online. Full information is provided within our transport manager CPC course.  

The following exam dates remain for 2023. 

3rd October 2023

7th November 2023

5th December 2023

Below are the 2024 Exam Dates

6th February 2024

5th March 2024

9th April 2024

14th May 2024

4th June 2024

2nd July 2024

6th August 2024

8th October 2024

5th November 2024

3rd December 2024

Your questions answered!

If you're in need of answers to your transport manager CPC questions, take a look at our frequently asked questions section.

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Choose your plan

For our online transport manager CPC course we offer different level plans for you to choose from. These three plans are tailored to your specific needs and aspirations:

Personal Plan : Ideal for experienced individuals already working as transport managers, this plan provides the necessary qualifications to solidify your expertise. 

Business Plan: Perfect for those seeking career progression in the transport industry, this plan equips you with the qualifications to excel as a qualified transport manager. 

Professional Plan: Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs or those looking to become external transport managers, this plan provides the comprehensive skills needed to succeed in managing your own transport business. 

Use the table below to compare the plans and click enrol now to see the the available payment plans


Best for experienced people who are already working in the role of a transport manager but need to get qualified
£133.17 / month for 6 months
  • Access to full online course for 12 months
  • 12 months access to exclusive student only podcasts to learn on the go
  • Support from tutors via email and live chat for 12 months
  • Access to additional resources and study aids to use alongside the course
  • Downloadable NTP exclusive CILT approved course notes to use in your exams
  • 12 months access to our student only study groups
  • Bespoke individual learner plan to guide you through your learning courses
  • Everything from the business and professional plan is included
  • CILT exams are included in this plan
  • Printed CILT approved course notes included

The total course cost for the personal plan is £799+VAT. Payment plans are available to spread the cost, interest-free over 2, 3 or 6 months. 

The total course cost for the business plan is £1599+VAT. Payment plans are available to spread the cost, interest-free over 2, 3, 6, 12 months. 

The total course cost for the professional plan is £2599+VAT. Payment plans are available to spread the cost, interest-free over 2, 3, 6, 12 or 18 months. 

All prices quoted are plus VAT at the current UK standard rate.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand you may have some questions before making your decision, so here are the answers to commonly asked questions:

Q: We are a company and want to order access for more than one person. How do I place my order?

To order access for multiple individuals, please use the live chat facility on our website and provide details of the course and the number of enrolments required. Our dedicated team will assist you in processing your order efficiently.

Q: When does the course start?

The beauty of our course is that it starts when you’re ready! As soon as you sign up, you gain instant access to the course materials. No need to wait for tutors, dates, or times. You have the freedom to learn whenever and wherever you want, 24/7.

Q: How do I start my course?

Once you’ve made the purchase, you will receive a series of welcoming emails from us. Simply set a password, log in, and your course will be waiting for you in your personal and private dashboard.

Q: Where can I get help with my course?

We provide dedicated support through our student support team. You’ll have access to 1-2-1 tutor support throughout the duration of your course, ensuring you receive guidance whenever needed.

Q: How much time do I have to complete my course?

Your course comes with 12 months of unlimited access, giving you ample time to complete it at your own pace.

Q: How long will the course take to complete?

The course duration varies for each individual. Some students complete it within a few months, while others may require additional time beyond the initial 12-month access. It depends on your commitment and progress. The course contains approximately 150 hours of study material, but you have the flexibility to study according to your schedule, with no pressure.

Q: Does this course have mock tests?

Yes! To assist you in preparing for the formal CILT examinations, we provide knowledge retention tests throughout the course. These tests offer instant marking, allowing you to quickly identify areas that require further attention and track your progress effectively.

Q: Will I receive a certificate?

Upon passing the examinations and becoming fully qualified, CILT will award you the relevant certificates, validating your achievement.

Q: Who is CILT, and what do they do?

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is the leading chartered body for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people, as well as their associated supply chains. CILT brings together different communities and provides specialized activities and multi-sector engagement through forums and policy groups.

Q: What is your pass rate?

At NTP Online Learning, our pass rate consistently surpasses the national average, with an average of approximately 87%. The national average pass rate is around 40%.

Q: Where do I take my exams?

Both transport manager CPC exams are available for online completion, eliminating the need to visit a physical test center. However, if you prefer to sit your exam in paper format, arrangements can be made at our Head Office. Please note this incurs extra costs.

Q: How many exams do I need to take?

To obtain your qualification, you must successfully pass two examinations: a multiformat exam and a case study examination.

Q: How much do exams cost?

Each exam costs £99, inclusive of fees. The total cost for both examinations is £198. It’s important to note that you only pay for exams when you are ready to book and take them.

Q: What do I need to take exams online?

To take your exams online, you will need a laptop or desktop computer equipped with a microphone, speakers, and camera. Additionally, you should have the ability to download examination software. On the examination day, ensure that you can be alone in the room without any disturbances for the duration of the exam.

Q: What are the exam dates?

Each year, there are ten available exam dates for both exams. Generally, the exams are scheduled at the beginning of each month. In 2023, the only months without exam availability are January and September.

Q: What happens if I fail my exams? 

While we provide full support to help you pass on your first attempt, there is no guarantee of success. The good news is, if you fail an exam you can re-take it. There is no limit on the number of attempts and you will only need to re-sit, and pay for, the paper you failed.

Our course contains everything you need to prepare for the CILT examinations however, to enhance your learning material even more we have