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 lifting. We offer the following types of training and assessment:-
Construction Plant Competence Scheme – CPCS
This is the largest / 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 and A62 Crane Supervisor. Courses run regularly so please contact us for further information. 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.
We offer the Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA) route for level 2 plant NVQ’s. This option for the NVQ can be completed in 1 day at our training Centre in Norwich. This is only suitable for experienced workers, and is approved after discussion with one of our assessors. This is available for the Slinger Signaller, and Mobile Crane NVQs.
The CITB-Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment Test
The aim of the Health, Safety and Environment touch screen test is to helps raise standards across the industry by ensuring that workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environment awareness before going onsite. Anyone wishing to apply for a CPCS card or add a new category must have passed the relevant touch-screen test within 2 years