• Did You Know We Offer Evening & Weekend Courses and Courses in Romanian, Hungarian, German and Polish?....

    We understand people's workload may deter them from wanting to, or being in a position to sit some of our training courses. With this in mind, we are offering selected classroom based courses during the evenings and weekends.

    We also offer selected courses in the above languages, which is extremely rare. Please contact us for more information on these matters - 01189 700200.

  • Is your company a CITB LEVY Payer??

    For all companies that pay CITB LEVY, CITP Ltd will give you the LEVY rate when booking a CPCS test. This in turn means you will not be incurring the cost to train your workforce, as you will receive this back via CITB. With regards to NVQ's, we will not be beaten on price. Provide us with a cheaper like for like quote and we will beat it. To add to this, we hold direct claims status, which means the wait for your card is nowhere near that of a company without DCS status.

    For more info, please contact us on 01189 700200.




    Due to our growth over the past 36 months, CITP ltd are on the lookout for a number of full time employees to join the CITP team. The roles available are as follows:

    - Centre Administration - Telesales - NVQ Support - Full time PAYE Trainers or CPCS testers  - Full time PAYE NVQ assessors

    - Sub-contract trainers, CPCS testers & NVQ assessors

    For more information or to apply for either role, please contact Alan Hibbs on 07500703112 or 01189700200

CPCS Blue Card

CPCS Blue Card                    

Thank you for choosing CITP Ltd to enquire about your NVQ. The attached document endeavours to explain the NVQ service that we provide. It can seem like quite a complex process; however it really is straight forward.

Introduction to Construction Industry Training Providers Ltd
CITP Ltd provides exceptional training solutions in the construction industry. The company has grown through the outstanding service that we provide to all of our customers and we specialise in the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) and NVQ in Plant Operations.

Health and Safety
As you would expect Health and Safety is taken very seriously at CITP Ltd and it is a strong element of all of
our courses. Candidates will need to have passed the CITB Touchscreen Health and Safety Test before accessing any of our courses.

Where our assessors come out to visit you on your site please arrange a Health and Safety briefing. If you have any concerns or questions about Health and Safety, please contact Alan Hibbs on 01189 700200.

Equal Opportunities
CITP strives to ensure there are no barriers to accessing our training or achieving the qualifications. We have excellent success rates and will support all candidates to achieve their qualification.

If you have any questions about Equal Opportunities, please contact the Alan Hibbs on 01189 700200.

Red Trained Operator Card moving to Blue Competence Card
To obtain your CPCS Red Trained Operator Card candidates must complete these steps:

  1. CITB Touchscreen Health and Safety Test
  2. CPCS Theory Test
  3. CPCS Practical Test


If you have any questions about Equal Opportunities, please contact the Alan Hibbs on 01189 700200.

After successfully completing your theory and practical test CPCS will issue a red Trained Operator Card this card lasts for 2 years. A logbook is no longer issued with a red card. Candidates upgrade to a blue card by completing an NVQ with no need to record 300 hours until you have gained your blue card .

Blue Competence Card and the NVQ
It is best for candidates to register for an NVQ 12 – 18 months after completing the red cards tests. They can then begin collecting evidence for the NVQ straight away so there is no last minute rush.

Renewing your Blue Competence Card
After 5 years your blue card will expire and you will need to take the blue card renewal test or renew via one of the alternative routes. Please ask for more information.

Funding may be available to candidates who do not have an NVQ Level 2 or higher qualification already. CITP Ltd can arrange all the paperwork for you so that there is no cost to you for the qualification.

NVQ Traditional Route
CITP Ltd manages the OSAT NVQ process so it is as straightforward as possible. Most NVQs for Red Cardholders are completed as per the steps below.

  • Induction and Skillmatch
  • Assessors visits candidate on site (additional training if required)
  • Assessor visits candidate on site

Assessor visits are to observe the candidate doing their job and are designed to cause as little disruption to your work as possible.

NVQ Experienced Worker Practical Assessed Route
The Experienced Worker Practical Assessed Route (EWPAR) is an alternative method of NVQ. It is designed to assess experienced candidates who wish to demonstrate their competence. It uses a one-off practical assessment as opposed to the current method of observation on site combined with portfolio building.

  1. Induction and Skillmatch
  2. Gathering of Witness Testimonies and Evidence
  3. Recorded Professional Discussion
  4. EWPAR test

There is no training involved in the EWPA route and it is very unlikely that someone with less than 2 years’ operating experience will have the skills or the evidence to be successful at this route.

Candidates must be prepared that if the assessor determines that they are not suitable for this route they must do the full NVQ.

CITB Grant payment
For CITB levy payers there are grants available for successful completion of the NVQ in Plant Operations and additional plant units. Please contact us and one of our CITB levy advisors to confirm current payment amounts.

For further information or to book an NVQ Induction, please contact a member of staff on 01189 700200.