Excavator Certification Options
CPCS Red Trained Operator Card: If you are an experienced Excavator operator you may be able to undertake a 1 day theory and practical test without the need for training. See our CPCS Test Day page for information. For information on CPCS Novice training courses please scroll down.
CPCS Blue Cards and Renewals: Your CPCS Red card will be valid for 2 years after which you will need to apply for a CPCS Blue ‘Competent Operator’ Card which will last for 5 years. For more information on CPCS, how these accreditation’s work and how to renew please see the CPCS section of our website.
NPORS Certification: NPORS is becoming a much more recognised certification. We were delighted to be awarded our NPORS accreditation last year. If you are an experienced operator with this type of plant you will be able to undertake a 1 day theory and practical test without the need for training.
Testing can be delivered at our accredited training centre or at your premises as a dedicated 1 day course for up to 4 delegates. For more information on NPORS Practical and Theory testing click here. For information on NPORS Novice training courses please scroll down. To learn more about NPORS click here.
NTSS/CTA Certificate: We offer our own, in-house training and certification programme. These courses offer the same high standards of training and testing as with our accredited courses for a slightly lower cost. These courses are especially helpful if a CPCS qualification is not essential and the operator work will be generally undertaken on your own site.
If you are an experienced excavator operator with this type of plant you will be able to undertake a 1 day theory and practical test without the need for training. Testing can be delivered at our accredited training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course. For more information on NTSS Practical and Theory testing click here. For information on NTSS Novice training courses please scroll down.
Refresher and Novice Training
CPCS: 9 days (including 1 day for technical tests).
NPORS: 10 days (including 1 day testing). A refresher course is also available.
NTSS/CTA: 8 days (including 1 day testing).
A 1 day or 3 day refresher course is also available depending on your experience. We also offer an assessment of your skills if required.
Maximum number of delegates: CPCS x 2, NPORS x 3
This course will give you foundation training and assessment in operating and maintaining excavator 360˚ or excavator 180˚, above or below 10 tonnes (depending on course booked), safely and productively.
- Operate the excavator 360˚ or 180˚ safely and productively.
- Fit and operate ancillary equipment.
- Site the machine safely and efficiently.
- Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures.
- Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine.
- Follow all necessary safety precautions.
- Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles.
- Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out.
- Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.
Once you have completed your training you will undertake your test day – click the appropriate link below for more information and what to expect on your test day.
CPCS test day
Venue: CPCS courses can only be held at our accredited training centre. NPORS & NTSS/CTA Course can be delivered at NTSS Ltd training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course.
Certification: Delegates successfully completing the course will receive either a CPCS Red Trained Operator card, an NPORS Certification or our NTSS/CTA Certificate of Attendance depending on the course you have chosen.