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How do I get a Red CPCS Card?

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the construction industry.

CPCS covers a large range of plant and plant-related categories, and more are continually added.

Red Trained Operator Card

Red Trained Operator Card

What is a Red Trained Operator Card?

The Red Trained Operator Card confirms a level of core skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied in the workplace until measured as competent against national standards.

Experienced and able operators may hold a trained operator card whilst being measured against national standards through an SVQ or NVQ.

It’s a two year card that may be extended, this card is non-renewable.

How to get a Red Trained Operator Card:

To get this card you need to (in this order):

  • Carry out any training necessary to bring you up to the standard required to enable you to pass the CPCS technical test. This can be delivered by a trainer. 
  • Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test.
  • Achieve the CPCS theory test (within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)
  • Achieve the CPCS practical test (within six months of the CPCS theory test and within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test).
  • Both CPCS theory and practical tests are delivered by an approved CPCS test centre.

On achievement of the CPCS practical test, the CPCS test centre will request the CPCS Trained Operator (Red) card on your behalf.

Get in contact with us today on 01189 700200 and we will talk you through the NVQ programmes we have available. Our professional and friendly construction training specialists are certain to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary for you to take your career further. 

Blue Competent Operator Card

Blue Competent Operator Card

What is a Blue Competent Operator Card?

The Blue Competent Operator Card confirms you have demonstrated a level of  health, safety and environment awareness through the CITB health, safety and environment test, underpinning knowledge through a CPCS theory test, operating ability through a CPCS practical test and operating competence on the type of plant evidenced by a SVQ or NVQ.

The Blue Competent Operator Card has a five-year life and is renewable.

How to get a Blue Competent Operator Card:

To get this card you need to: 

  • provide proof of achievement of the SVQ or NVQ for the category being applied for to the CPCS Test Centre
  • pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test
  • achieve the CPCS theory test (within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)
  • achieve the CPCS practical test (within six months of the CPCS theory test and within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)
  • Both CPCS theory and practical tests are delivered by an accredited CPCS test centre

On achievement of the CPCS practical test, the CPCS test centre will request the competent operator card on your behalf.

On receipt of your first competent operator card, you will be sent a CPCS logbook. The role of the logbook is to record life-long learning and evidence towards the renewal of a competent operator card.

Get in contact with us today on 01189 700200 and we will talk you through the NVQ programmes we have available. Our professional and friendly construction training specialists are certain to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary for you to take your career further.