CILT Level 3 Certificate Professional Competence (CPC) Transport Managers (Road Haulage)

Distance learning with expert tutor support, undertaken by examination.

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141 hours
Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers (Road Haulage) (VRQ)
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This course is delivered via a hard copy CILT-approved Workbook and Tasks as well as additional materials from our well-established Virtual Learning Environment. All course content can be accessed anytime, anywhere so you can plan your own schedule, in line with the examination schedule, which is set by the awarding organisation.

Expert tutors are always on hand to support your learning, as well as technical advisors.The CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers (Road Haulage) consists of two open book written examinations, each lasting two and a half hours. In order to be awarded the qualification, Learners must achieve a minimum score of 60% on each paper.

You will also have an opportunity to undertake 'mock' exams, on which you will receive full feedback as well as support in deciding the best time to undertake the exams.

CILT (UK) is the UK territorial body of CILT, which has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world. This network of members and contacts can connect all CILT members wherever they are in the world and constitutes the greatest resource of professional expertise within our areas of interest.

The CILT(UK) Awarding Organisation is regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation. This qualification is available on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Qualifications in Wales (QiW) database and is delivered by The Business School (UK) Ltd, an approved CILT (UK) centre for the delivery of its qualifications.


Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers (Road Haulage) (VRQ)
Regulated by Ofqual


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The CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers in Road Haulage is offered by CILT(UK) on behalf of the Department for Transport and includes a range of subjects related to the business of road transport. The objective of the qualification is for individuals to obtain the competency requirements for a Transport Manager as laid out in Regulation (EC) No.1071/2009[1].

Following an announcement by OCR in November 2020, CILT(UK) will be one of only two examining bodies for this qualification, which is vital for a career in Road Haulage Transport Managers.

To achieve this qualification Learners must complete one mandatory unit:

  • RH-L3 Road Haulage

The Road Haulage unit consists of the following elements, as listed below:

  • A - Civil Law
  • B - Commercial Law
  • C - Social Law
  • D - Fiscal Law
  • E - Business and Financial Management of the Undertaking
  • F - Access to the Market
  • G - Technical Standards and Technical Aspects of Operation
  • H - Road Safety.

All areas are assessed by examination, set by the awarding organisation and undertaken via online, e-proctoring arrangements, in your chosen environment, subject to examination regulations. This could be at work or home or another location of your choice.

Examination re-takes are available at an extra cost.

Who is this course for?

The CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers in Road Haulage is aimed at individuals who want to enter the profession of Transport Manager, or demonstrate their professional competence to meet Operator Licensing requirements. Holding a Certificate of Professional Competence is one of the elements an applicant must satisfy for the Transport Commissioner to grant an Operator’s Licence.


This qualification is open access, although Learners would benefit from having some prior knowledge of the logistics and transport industry.

Career path

Learners can progress onto the CILT Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport or the Level 3 Awards in either Green or Global Logistics. As well this course gives eligibility to enter the CILT Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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