WHO NEEDS TO BE PROFESSIONALLY COMPETENT?
The Traffic Commissioners (the issuing authority for operator licences) require professional competence to be proven by at least one member of the management team of operators of most goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles.
This applies to all businesses that hold a standard operator’s licence. Generally, those who operate non-exempt goods vehicles with a gross plated weight of more than 3,500 kg (including the weight of any trailer) or vehicles that are not plated and which have an unladen weight of more than 1,525 kg require both such a licence and a professionally competent person. Those who operate passenger-carrying vehicles with more than nine passenger seats, and in which the passengers pay to travel, will also require a standard operator licence and a professionally competent person. (There are some exemptions from the requirement to employ a professionally competent person.)
There are separate CPC qualifications for road haulage and for passenger transport operations.
The professionally competent person will often be employed as the transport manager. One way of demonstrating this competence is by achieving the relevant OCR Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
Follow the links for detailed course information and dates.