2-3 Days depending on experience
Certificate valid for
A: All Types - All Duties
B: All Types - Static Duties
C: Knuckle Boom - Static Duties Only
D: Excavator Only
E: Lift Truck Only
This course is aimed at people who want to gain entry into the lifting industry.
Learners with limited or no experience of slinging and signalling will require a three-day novice course, whereas experienced operators can attend a shorter 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.
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.