We have a purpose built training centre based at our Norwich depot. Initially created to service our internal training needs, we now offer training to external companies to support your training requirements in crane and lifting operations. We offer the following types of training and assessment:-
Construction Plant Competence Scheme – CPCS
This is the most highly recognised card scheme of the plant industry and is the one required to enable working on the majority of construction sites.
We offer CPCS training and testing for A40 Slinger, A60 Mobile Crane, A61 Appointed Person and A62 Crane Supervisor. Courses run regularly so please click here to see our training calendar for dates. For CITB Levy Registered customers grants are available on successful completion of CPCS Technical Testing. More information can by found on the CITB levy and grant pages by clicking here.
NVQs – SQA Approved Centre
The (Red) Trained Operatives CPCS card is awarded upon successful completion of the initial training course and remains valid for 2 years. During that time, it is necessary to achieve the relevant NVQ/QCF (National Vocational Qualification) for the category shown on your (Red) CPCS card
Thorough initial training is obviously the right starting point to ensure safe operations. Most people would accept that experience has an important part to play as well. This is where the NVQ scheme comes in, allowing you to prove your are competent in the job
To be able to gain a CPCS competence card (Blue) you must first obtain the relevant NVQ. We deliver all lifting related NVQs required to upgrade Red “Trained Operator” cards to Blue “Competent Operator” cards. We offer NVQs for Slinger Signaller, Crane Supervisor, Mobile Crane Operator and Appointed Person.