construction training courses
  • Training for the construction industry

    Skills & Training fund

    Did you know that CITB registered SME employers with up to 99 employees can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to cover the cost of their short duration courses? This includes any Site Safety Plus courses. Employers can submit one claim every 12 months.

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  • Training for the construction industry

    The first phase of the changes being made by CITB will see new standards introduced for the following:

    Excavator 360, above 10 tonnes (tracked), Forward tipping dumper (wheeled), Rear tipping dumper/ dump truck: articulated chassis (all sizes), Ride on Roller, Telescopic handler: all sizes excluding 360 slew, Industrial forklift, Plant and Vehicle Marshaller, Slinger, Signaller: all types, all duties

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  • Training for the construction industry

    CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO)

    As a CITB Approved Training Organisation, as well as the automatic claims for CPCS courses and NVQ's, we can now claim on your behalf for NPORS and In-house courses. The rates are tiered in the same way the CPCS courses are. For more information give one of our sales team a call on 01189700200 or...

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How to get a Blue CPCS 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 CPCS 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.

You can also apply for this card over the phone by calling 01189 700200. You will need to email evidence of your professional membership to prior to calling.