Course Information

The Transport Management Certificate of Professional Competence (haulage) course is Skills & Education Group approved, offered on behalf of the Department for Transport.

It provides up-to-date and relevant training for those seeking to enter the field of Transport Management, or to demonstrate the professional competence required to meet operator’s License requirements.


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.

This applies to all businesses which 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 which 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.

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 (haulage).

The course is 8 days followed by an exam set over a 2 week period.