CPCS

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the Construction Industry. CPCS is the most widely recognised card scheme for plant operators and users within the UK Construction Industry.

We offer a wide range of courses that can be delivered on our site, based in the North West, or depending on the category we may be able to deliver training/testing on your site if it meets all of the necessary requirements.

We deliver plant machinery training and testing for everyone, from private individuals up to large organisations. We can deliver full novice courses for beginners or if candidates are experienced we can deliver technical theory and practical tests on a test only basis.

Our experienced trainers will provide the knowledge, training and guidance to give candidates the best chance of being successful in the CPCS Technical Test.

The scheme requires candidates to have passed a Health Safety & Environment test before attempting a CPCS Technical Test.

On successful completion of the CPCS technical theory and practical tests the candidate will receive a red trained operator card that is valid for two years. Within the two year lifespan of the card the candidate needs to achieve an NVQ to upgrade to a blue competent operator card, this card is then valid for 5 years.

CPCS Endorsements

A09A: Wheeled
A09B: Tracked

Duration: 1-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is aimed at individuals who are required to operate the forward tipping dumper as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

If the candidate completes the 180° Excavator above 5 tonne test they will automatically be awarded the 180° Excavator below 5 tonne category.
A10: 180° Excavator below 5 tonnes
A12: 180° Excavator above 5 tonnes

Duration: 1-10 days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

The course is for all personnel who are required to operate a 180° Excavator as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding with the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is for all personnel who are required to drive a Rough Terrain Forklift as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training. This course is for all personnel who are required to drive an Industrial Forklift Truck as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A17A: Industrial Telescopic
A17B: Up to 9 metres
A17C: All sizes ex. 360° slew
A17D: All sizes inc. 360° slew
A17E: Suspended load (non-rough terrain)

Duration: 1-5 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Telescopic Handler as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

The candidates must hold a CPCS A17C CPCS card before they are allowed to sit the A17E category.

For experienced CPCS A17C card holders we recommend they do one day training prior to the A17E test. However we can deliver this category on a test only basis if this is what the company/candidate requires.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Reach Truck as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Grader as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-5 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

The course is for all personnel who are required to operate a Wheeled Loading Shovel as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A20A: Rack & Pinion Goods
A20B: Passenger/Goods combined
A20C: Rope operated goods
A20D: Transportation platform

Duration: 1-2 days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

For all personnel required to operate a Hoist. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-5 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Tracked Loading Shovel as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-4 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Skid Steer Loader as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-2 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is aimed at individuals who are required to operate a Mobile Elevated Working Platform – Scissor as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A26A: Vehicle Mounted
A26B: Self-propelled

Duration: 1-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Mobile Elevated Working Platform – Boom as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Mobile Elevated Working Platform – Mast Climber as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is aimed at individuals who are required to operate the Ride on Roller as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is aimed at individuals who are required to operate the Soil-Landfill Compactor as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate an Agricultural Tractor as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Crawler Tractor/ Dozer as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Crawler Tractor/ Side Boom as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A36A: Hook
A36B: Clamshell Bucket
A36C: Hydraulic Clamp

Duration: 1-4 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Lorry Loader as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: Two consecutive days including one day Technical Test covering both the Theory and Practical test elements.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is aimed at individuals who are required to operate the Skip Handler. Candidates may be new to the job or may be those with limited experience and/or no formal training.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A40A: All Types – all duties
A40B: All Types – static duties
A40C: Knuckle boom static only
A40D: Excavator only
A40E: Lift truck only

Duration: Four consecutive days including one day Technical Test covering both the Theory and Practical test elements.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is aimed at individuals who are required to undertake Slinging and Signalling for the movement of loads using lifting equipment. Candidates may be new to the role or may be those with limited experience and/or no formal training.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Crusher as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is specifically designed for all personnel who are required to operate a Screener as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A49A: Non-LGV
A49B: LGV

Duration: 1-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is designed for trainees and experienced operators who are required to;

  • Comply with the relevant requirements of the Road Traffic Act/Construction and Use Regulations (where applicable)
  • Preparation, loading and securing of plant machinery on to a vehicle transporter
  • Preparation of the vehicle for road travel
  • The off-loading of plant machinery from the transporter

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 1-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

This course is designed for trainees and experienced operators who are required to;

  • Comply with the relevant requirements of the Road Traffic Act/Construction and Use Regulations (where applicable)
  • Preparation, loading and securing of plant machinery on to a vehicle transporter
  • Preparation of the vehicle for road travel
  • The off-loading of plant machinery from the transporter

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A56A: Up to 15 tonnes
A56B: All sizes

Duration: 1-5 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is for all personnel who are required to drive an Articulated Dump Truck as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A57A: Up to 15 tonnes
A57B: Up to 50 tonnes
A57C: All sizes (wheeled)
A57D: All sizes (tracked)

Duration: 1-5 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is for all personnel who are required to drive a Rigid Dump Truck as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A58A: Tracked
A58B: Wheeled
A58C: Lifting Operations

Duration: 1-10 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

The course is for all personnel who are required to operate a 360° Excavator as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A59A: Tracked
A59B: Wheeled
A59C: Lifting Operations

Duration: 1-10 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

The course is for all personnel who are required to operate a 360° Excavator as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

To add this category to your card the process depends on if you are a new candidate or if you already hold the A59 category on your CPCS card.

New candidates need to sit a practical test. We can also provide training prior to the test if needed.

If you already hold a CPCS 360° Excavator licence you will either need to complete a theory or practical test depending on the date you gained your licence.

CPCS Endorsements

A60A: Blocked duties only
A60B: Pick-and-carry duties only
A60C: All duties

Duration: Ten consecutive days including one day Technical Test covering both the Theory and Practical test elements.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is aimed at individuals who are required to operate the crane as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 5 Days

Overview

The course is classroom-based teaching and practical exercises.

This course is suitable for supervisors and managers with responsibility for lifting operations. This course will give the candidate an understanding of the appointed person’s responsibilities and how to fulfil them.

It is suitable for both those with little experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

Duration: 4 Days

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.           

This course is suitable for individuals with responsibility for lifting operations. This course will give the candidate an understanding of the Crane/Lifting Operations Supervisor responsibilities and how to fulfil them.

It is suitable for both those with little experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A64A: Remote Operated Control
A64B: Fixed Cab Control

Duration: Two Days consecutive days including one day Technical Test covering both the Theory and Practical test elements.

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.   

This course is aimed at individuals who are required to operate the Overhead Crane as part of their work and aims to provide them with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.               

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.

CPCS Endorsements

A68A: Tracked boom equipped – Up to 10 tonnes – non-operational only
A68B: Tracked boom equipped – Up to 10 tonnes – loading/unloading
A68C: Tracked boom equipped – Up to 50 tonnes – non-operational only
A68D: Tracked boom equipped – Up to 50 tonnes – loading/unloading
A68E: Tracked boom equipped – All sizes– non-operational only
A68F: Tracked boom equipped – All sizes – loading/unloading
A68G: Tracked (blade/shovel) – Up to 20 tonnes – non-operational only
A68H: Tracked (blade/shovel) – Up to 20 tonnes – loading/unloading
A68I: Tracked (blade/shovel) – All sizes – non-operational only
A68J: Tracked (blade/shovel) – All sizes – loading/unloading
A68K: Wheeled articulated chassis – Up to 15 tonnes – non-operational only
A68L: Wheeled articulated chassis – Up to 15 tonnes – loading/unloading
A68M: Wheeled articulated chassis –All sizes – non-operational only
A68N: Wheeled articulated chassis – All sizes – loading/unloading
A68O: Wheeled rigid chassis – Up to 15 tonnes – non-operational only
A68P: Wheeled rigid chassis – Up to 15 tonnes – loading/unloading
A68Q: Wheeled rigid chassis – All sizes – non-operational only
A68R: Wheeled rigid chassis – All sizes – loading/unloading
A68S: Non-operational Ride on Roller
A68T: Loading/unloading Ride on Roller

Duration: 2-3 Days (Depending on experience)

Overview

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training. 

This course is aimed at individuals who are responsible for the movement of Plant and Vehicles on construction sites. It is suitable for both those with little or no experience and those wanting to formalise previously gained experience in order to gain a recognised qualification.                               

We can also deliver the CPCS Technical Test independent of training.