OCR to launch new CPC qualification

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Awarding body Oxford Cambridge and RSA (OCR) is to launch revitalised Certificates of Professional Competence in Road Haulage and Passenger Transport (CPC). The new qualification will be unveiled this month in advance of legislative changes to the CPC due to come into effect in December.

OCR has consulted widely with training providers across the UK to ensure the new qualification meets sector needs.

The CPCs are for individuals looking to enter the profession of transport manager or demonstrate their professional competence to meet operator licensing laws.

OCR qualification manager, Rosie Radford, said: “We’ve been listening to feedback from CPC training providers and have used their expertise and comments to help shape these new qualifications. OCR has the experience in producing robust, quality assessments and we award qualifications in which employers can be confident.”

The new CPC qualification is designed to be more accessible for candidates and to give clearer guidance for centres. The new provision is to begin in March 2012, after the final session of current examinations is completed in December this year. Information on future provision and transition arrangements can be found on the OCR website, www.ocr.org.uk/cpc.

The site also includes an outline of the new qualifications. Details of OCR’s planned provision will be released in the coming weeks.