CPCS Lorry Loader (A36)



Course duration

2-3 Days depending on experience

Certificate valid for

2 years

This CPCS training course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a Lorry Loader.

We will conduct a learner analysis to identify the duration of training required for those with limited or no experience, whereas experienced operators can attend a two-day experienced worker course.


A: Hook

B: Clamshell Bucket

C: Hydraulic Clamp

CPCS Lorry Loader (A36) Course Content

  • Undertake all pre-start, running checks and shutdown procedures
  • Stability factors
  • Configure for travel (site and highway)
  • Configure and set for lifting duties
  • Place material onto transporting vehicles
  • Lifting requirements and lifting exercise
  • Explain loading/unloading procedures for transportation of loads
  • Place machine out of service.

Entry Requirements

Learners must have passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years, prior to course start date.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

Mixture of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises, followed by one day assessment - CPCS technical tests.

Learners will receive a Red CPCS Trained Operator Card on passing the CPCS technical tests, valid for two years.

CPCS Blue Card

After gaining on-site experience, you must complete an NVQ level 2 within two years to apply for the blue CPCS Competence Card which is renewable every five years.

New CPCS Cards

Grants and Funding

Grants against the cost of your CPCS training and testing are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit the CITB Grant page.

We can provide construction SMEs with less than 250 employees with free level 2 construction NVQs through our Skills Support for the Workforce programme, funded by the European Social Fund.  Please contact us for the regions that are currently eligible, this is for a limited time only.