June 22, 2017

New and updated Training Material for 2017


New Road Haulage and Passenger Transport training material will be available by Friday 23rd June in preperation for the September 2017 series of examinations. The new material  will reflect all of the recent changes in legislation since the release of the March issues.

December 19, 2016

Examination Dates 2017/2018


 Examination dates for 2017/2018

The dates for 2017 are, Friday 3rd March, Friday 16th June, Friday 15th September and Friday 8th December.

The first two dates for 2018 are:

Friday 9th March and Friday 15th June

All entries must be received by OCR from examination centres at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

September 20, 2016

Examination Fees 2017


OCR fees for CPC examinations for the year commencing 1 September 2016 are:

•             P1 and R1 Multi-Choice Examinations £44.10

•             P2 and R2 Case Study Examinations £62.90

The fees will be next revised with effect on all examinations taken from 1 September 2016 onwards.

OCR Revised Syllabus 2015


OCR published a revised CPC syllabus which became effective from the June 2015 series of examinations. Many of the changes involved guidance for Tutors but clarification on the areas to be examined in the case study papers were also included. These are:

R2/ P2 papers will always contain at least one question on C4 (Driving time, rest periods and working time rules) and one question on E7 (costings).
R2/ P2 papers will always contain at least one question from F1 (occupational regs), F2 (undertaking rules) and/or F3 (operating docs).
R2/ P2 papers will always contain at least one question from G3 (type approval, registration and technical inspection), G5 (periodic maintenance), G6 (road haulage only -cargo handling/loading) and/or H1 (driver qualifications).

Where necessary the Eos material has been amended to reflect these changes.

OCR Sample Assessment Material


Sample assessment material for the CPC examinations is available on the OCR website  - www.ocr.org.uk

Look out for the links to Road Haulage and Passenger Transport CPC 2012.  You will find examples of the multi-choice and case study papers for each discipline, together with the answers.

You will also find past case study scenarios and question papers since 2012.  These can provide a useful insight into the examinations, especially when read in conjunction with the Chief Examiner's report for the paper.  Each report gives advice on where candidates had generally performed well or badly on each question and also offers explanations of the correct answers for certain questions.