CPCS Telescopic Handler (A17)

Accreditation

CPCS

Course duration

2-4 Days depending on experience

Certificate valid for

2 years

Endorsements:

A: Industrial Telescopic

B: Up to 9 metres

C: All sizes ex. 360° slew

D: Superseded by A77

E: Suspended load (non-rough terrain)


This course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a telescopic handler.

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

CPCS Telescopic Handler (A17) Course Content

  • Operate the machine for all normal tasks
  • Decide whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carry out routine servicing procedures and maintenance as necessary, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • Understand the effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Know how to load, store and transport representative materials
  • Understand the basic construction of pallets

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-three 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.