2-3 Days depending on experience
Certificate valid for
This course is aimed at people who are responsible for the movement of plant and vehicles on construction sites.
You will learn how to prepare for vehicle movement and guidance, communication, plant hazards and ground conditions, work area layout and positioning.
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.
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.
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.
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.