The National Logistics Academy

Road Haulage CPC

Road Haulage CPC is for transport managers to demonstrate their professional competence in order to gain an ‘O’ Licence.

This programme is available as a distance learning course.

Applicants for a Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence must show that they are ‘professionally competent’ or that they employ a transport manager who meets the requirements. Persons will be considered ‘professionally competent’ by passing the examination for the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) conducted on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT).

The National Logistics Academy Road Haulage CPC course has been specially developed to give learners the knowledge and support to pass the examinations and achieve the CILT qualification.

Learners will develop their knowledge of road haulage laws, finance, and road safety, helping to ensure a safe practice.

Employers will be complying with the Goods Vehicle Operators’ Regulations 1997, as well as improving the professionalism and performance of their business.

Virtual learning:

This programme can be completed virtually. Learning sessions can be accessed through our virtual classrooms, where collaborative tasks can still be completed as if you're in the same room as other learners! The benefits of distance learning mean you can study at your pace, under the guidance of our tutors who will provide all relevant learning materials and guide you through the online resources.

Key features:

ALL learning sessions are delivered with the aid of course-specific learning materials, with an integrated question and answer opportunities for learners, and the use of illustrative examples.

Learners get a comprehensive study pack to refer to before, during, and after the course.



Both examinations are Open-book written examinations.

Examinations are currently being completed virtually.


CILT Part 1: 20 Mandatory Short-answer questions - 2.5 Hours

Pass mark - You must achieve a minimum score of 60% to Pass

All questions MUST be answered in the form of a few sentences, or a simple calculation.


CILT Part 2: 4 Long-answer/Case Study questions- 2.5 Hours

Pass mark - You must achieve a minimum score of 60% to Pass

Three questions MUST be answered, Two Mandatory questions and One additional to be chosen from the choice of Two.


Dates and locations

Various locations around the UK

A paper/digital exam held six times a year in February, April, June, August, October, and December