Plant / Machinery Training Health & Safety Training

CPCS – Construction Plant Competence Scheme


CPCS is a card scheme to prove the skills of plant operators. It is the largest and most highly recognized card scheme for the plant industry and helps prove workers’ operating skills and their health and safety awareness.

The CPCS scheme provides a single skills card for the plant sector of the construction industry.

Based on a mix of professional competence, experience on site and health and safety awareness – three essential qualities for operating plant safely and efficiently. Anyone wanting to operate most categories of plant may be required to have a CPCS card to work on site.


As an approved CPCS centre we can offer a wide range of training, a great on centre experience and fully qualified trainers and testers. Testing consists of a professional one-one theory test, with a tester, followed by a practical test.


Tests will be voice recorded and the CPCS practical test will assess competency in operating machinery. The majority of CPCS testing must be completed at a registered CPCS test centre, unless it is an off-centre category, but we are also able to come to site for certain categories that are off centre.


Our purpose-built centre covers over 5 acres and we are able to process up to 16 tests a day, depending on the category. This means sending work gangs to us in one go is not a problem and if men need to do multiple categories in one day, that is also possible.

**If you are a LEVY payer then we will process all levy claims on your behalf, as well as processing all card applications. Visit the CITB LEVY page for more information – CITB Levy – CITB

Categories Covered
Crawler Crane Mobile Elevating Work Platform - Mast Climber Piling Rig - Bored below 15 tonnes
CPCS Tower Crane Piling Rig - Tripod Piling Rig - Bored above 15 tonnes
Ride on Roller Loader Securer NON STGO Forward Tipping Dumper
Soil-Landfill Compactor Crawler Tractor/Dozer 180 Excavator Below 5 tonnes
180 Excavator Above 5 tonnes Agricultural  Tractor
Rough Terrain Masted Forklift Dump Truck - Articulated Chassis Crawler - Tractor Forklift/Masted Truck
Crawler Tractor 360 Excavator Below 10t 360 Excavator Above 10t
Industrial Forklift Truck Lorry Loader (Hi-ab) Dump Truck - Rigid Chassis
Telescopic Handler Trencher Mobile Crane
Hoist Skip Handler Appointed Person - Lifting Operations
Wheeled Loading Shovel Slinger / signaller Lifting Operations Supervisor
Tracked loading Shovel Crusher Ped OP Tower Crane
Skid Steer Loader Screener Compact Crane
Motorised Scraper Concrete Pump (Truck Mounted Boom) Plant Driving
Mobile Elevating Work Platform - Scissor Piling Rig - Driven below 15 tonnes Vehicle and Plant Marshall
Mobile Elevating Work Platform - Boom Piling Rig - Driven above 15 tonnes Excavator 360 - Lifting Operations

We provide Level 2 Plant NVQs for all of the above, along with Level 4 and Level 5 OSAT NVQs for Lifting Operations.