CPCS Telescopic Handler 360 Slew (A77)



Course duration

2-5 Days depending on experience

Certificate valid for

2 years

This Telescopic Handler 360 Slew CPCS training course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a 360 slew telescopic handler onsite. This category supersedes Telescopic Handler – All Sizes inc 360º Slew (A17D) which is now retired from the scheme. 

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

CPCS Telescopic Handler 360 Slew (A77) Course Content

  • Roles and responsibilities of the operator
  • Pre-use and post-use checks, including shut down and securing procedures
  • Lifting and placing suspended and loads of differing types
  • Configuration, setting the machine for duties and travel
  • How to how to carry out activities such as slope work, high lift and stacking and destacking
  • Attaching and removing attachments including hoist ropes
  • Explain the basic principles of slinging loads using full slewing capabilities
  • Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.

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.

Plant Operator 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.