CPCS Skid Steer Loader (A23)

Accreditation

CPCS

Course duration

2-3 Days depending on experience

Certificate valid for

2 years

This course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a Skid Steer Loader.

Learners with limited or no experience of operating a Skid Steer Loader will require a three-day novice course, whereas experienced operators can attend a shorter two-day experienced worker course.

CPCS Skid Steer Loader (A23) Course Content

  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set plant for site travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces; laden and unladen
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for extraction and loading duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Extract differing types of materials from stockpiles and other sources
  • Form stockpiles of segregated materials and construct (temporary) ramps
  • Sort and place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers
  • Backfill, spread and level ground and materials
  • Carry out plant shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

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.

One-two days learning through a mix 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 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.