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L3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers - Passenger Transport

Blended learning with study materials

CILT(UK) Learning Centre


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6 weeks · Part-time
Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers (Passenger Transport) (VRQ)
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This qualification is offered on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT). It is aimed at individuals seeking to enter the profession of road Transport Management or those already working in the industry including drivers of passenger carrying vehicles wishing to demonstrate professional competence to meet Operator license requirements.


Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers (Passenger Transport) (VRQ)

Regulated by Ofqual


Regulated Qualification Certificate

Hard copy certificate - Included


Duration study load

Our blended learning course option is held over 6 weeks with learners working to a set assessment date.


The modular structure allows for flexible learning focusing on key topics in line with the regulations. Assessments are focused on the relevant knowledge and understanding required by competent Transport Managers in everyday operations.

The four modules which contain 22 elements are:

PT-M1 Managing Business Operations

PT-M2 Managing Drivers

PT-M3 Managing Compliance and Risk

PT-M4 Managing Transport Operations


The CILT(UK) Learning Centre deliver this qualification through a blended learning approach. Learners will work within a structured timetable of study. The core learning is provided through self-directed online learning accessed through an eLearning platform with hardcopy learning materials.

This is supported through facilitated digital classrooms by a Subject Matter Expert throughout the course, ensuring Learners get the most out of their learning experience.


To achieve the certificate, Learners are required to successfully complete two assessments by examination.

  • Paper 1 is a closed book and the assessment is by multi-choice. The pass mark is 28 marks out of 40 and the duration of the examination is 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Paper 2 is an open book and assessment questions relates to a case study which are pre-published in the qualification specification. The pass mark is 30 marks out of 60 and the duration of the examination is 2 hours and 15 minutes (135 minutes)

Who is this course for?

  • Everyone involved in road passenger transport.
  • Those seeking to act as the named Transport Manager on an Operator Licence for organisations who operate vehicles for hire and reward.


Although there are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, it is recommended that:

  • Learners have English and Maths skills equivalent to Level 2 (GCSE) before they begin studying at this qualification level

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