CPCS Training

Industrial Training Services have offered CPCS training courses for a number of years. The courses are designed to train absolute novices on plant machinery to a standard where they can be awarded a CPCS red card. The CPCS red card will greatly increase job prospects on UK construction sites, and is widely recognised in the wider construction community.

CPCS training is designed to enable a novice machine operator to reach a standard where they can be awarded their red CPCS card. CPCS training courses that we run are completed on a ‘fast-track’ type basis which is the most cost-effective way of training candidates.

At Industrial Training Services we offer the following CPCS training courses:

  • 360 Excavator above 10 tonnes (includes below 10 tonnes) CPCS training courses (novice)
  • Forward Tipping Dumper CPCS training courses (novice)
  • Slinger Signaller CPCS training courses (novice)
  • Telescopic Handler CPCS training courses (novice)
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CPCS training courses are shared by no more than 4 candidates, and every delegate has an equal amount of time on the machine. Upon successful completion of the training course, the CPCS red card can be awarded. Our CPCS training is effective as it is delivered in a dedicated training environment on an approved CPCS test-centre. We run our own plant machinery, which gives us flexibility when it comes to arranging CPCS testing, should this need to be completed at a later date for whatever reason.

We can also offer the following training courses to bring operatives to a level of training suitable to take a CPCS test:

  • 180 Excavator CPCS training
  • Hoist CPCS training
  • Lorry Loader CPCS training
  • Ride-on Roller CPCS training
  • Counterbalance Forklift CPCS training
  • Rear Tipping Dumper CPCS training
  • Crawler Tractor Dozer CPCS training
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CPCS Training Courses In Essex

From our approved CPCS centre in Essex; we can deliver CPCS training courses on the most common plant machinery. All plant is owned by us, which means we can schedule open-courses well in advance. This gives us greater flexibility over our competitors and means that you get the training you want, pretty much when you need/want it. We can also offer training courses for just your company.

CPCS training courses are designed to be a fast-track process to getting the candidate their red CPCS card. To get a CPCS red card, the candidate must take a CPCS test on the category of plant that they require on their CPCS red card. CPCS testing is very stringent, and we highly recommend our novice courses – even to operators with a little bit of experience. In addition, our CPCS study notes offer help with CPCS testing and are included free on our CPCS training courses.

CPCS Testing

Industrial Training Services can offer a selection of CPCS testing and CPCS training on common plant machinery. From our CPCS test-centre in Billericay, Essex; we can offer the following tests on our own plant machinery:

  • A59 360 Excavator above 10 tonnes (includes below 10 tonnes)
  • A09 Forward Tipping Dumper
  • A40 Slinger Signaller
  • A17 Telescopic Handler

We are also able to offer the following off-centre CPCS tests:

  • A20 Hoist
  • A56 Rear-tipping Dumper
  • A16 Industrial Fork-lift Truck
  • A34 Crawler Tractor/Dozer
  • A39 Skip Handler
  • A56B Articulated Rear-tipping Dumper
  • A57 Rigid Dump Truck

CPCS Study Notes on eBay

Industrial Training Services offer a range of CPCS study notes which are used by candidates requiring CPCS training and those undertaking CPCS testing. They are approved by the CITB as a study material and are designed to assist candidates taking a CPCS theory test. Hundreds of candidates have passed the CPCS theory test thanks to our study notes – which are the only ones authorised by CITB and CPCS. This is the reason we have extremely positive feedback on our eBay. Please see popular categories below:

A58 and A59 - CPCS Study Notes

A58 / A59 Study Notes

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A09 - CPCS Study Notes

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A40 - CPCS Study Notes

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A17 - CPCS Study Notes

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CPCS Downloads

You are able to download practical test specifications and theory test questions on the CPCS website. We have provided links to the PDF files that CPCS provide on their website, here for your convenience. If you have any specific questions surrounding either the theory or practical element of CPCS red card testing – we are more than happy to provide no-obligation advice, or answer questions over the phone.

If you are taking your CPCS test any time soon, it is prudent to read up on the latest CPCS testing specifications. For your convenience, we have provided quick links below to the PDF documents containing all the theory questions and testing specifications. If you are already struggling with your CPCS test – take a look at our range of CPCS testing study notes above.

A02-A40 Testing Spec

A02 – A40 Testing Specification

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A41-A75 Testing Spec

A41 – A75 Testing Specifications

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Other Test Categories
Industrial Training Services offer other CPCS testing categories. We can also offer a range of off-centre testing. For more information, call us on 01268 560400.

CPCS Testing In Essex

Industrial Training Services offer a number of categories under CPCS for both training and testing for red cards. Below is a list of categories of tests that we are able to deliver:

A09 CPCS Training and Testing: Forward Tipping Dumper
A09A CPCS Training and Testing: Forward Tipping Dumper – Wheeled
A09B CPCS Training and Testing: Forward Tipping Dumper – Tracked
A10 CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 180° below 5 tonnes
A12 CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 180° above 5 tonnes
A16 CPCS Training and Testing: Industrial Forklift Truck
A17 CPCS Training and Testing: Telescopic Handler
A17A CPCS Training and Testing: Telescopic Handler – Industrial Telescopic
A17B CPCS Training and Testing: Telescopic Handler – Up to 9 metres
A17C CPCS Training and Testing: Telescopic Handler – All sizes exc. 360 Slew
A20 CPCS Training and Testing: Hoist
A20A CPCS Training and Testing: Hoist – Rack & Pinion Goods
A20B CPCS Training and Testing: Hoist – Passenger/Goods combined
A20C CPCS Training and Testing: Hoist – Rope Operated Goods
A21 CPCS Training and Testing: Wheeled Loading Shovel
A26 CPCS Training and Testing: Mobile Elevating Work Platform – Boom
A26B CPCS Training and Testing: Mobile Elevating Work Platform – Boom – Self Propelled
A31 CPCS Training and Testing: Ride on Roller
A33 CPCS Training and Testing: Agricultural Tractor
A36 CPCS Training and Testing: Lorry Loader
A36A CPCS Training and Testing: Lorry Loader – Hook
A36B CPCS Training and Testing: Lorry Loader – Clamshell Bucket
A36C CPCS Training and Testing: Lorry Loader – Hydraulic Clamp
A40 CPCS Training and Testing: Slinger/Signaller
A40B CPCS Training and Testing: Slinger / Signaller- All Types – Static Duties
A40C CPCS Training and Testing: Slinger / Signaller – Knuckle Boom – Static Duties
A41 CPCS Training and Testing: Loader/Compressor
A56 CPCS Training and Testing: Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis
A56A CPCS Training and Testing: Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis – Up to 15 tonnes
A56B CPCS Training and Testing: Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis – All Sizes
A57 CPCS Training and Testing: Dump Truck – Rigid Chassis
A57A CPCS Training and Testing: Dump Truck – Rigid Chassis – Up to 15 tonnes
A57B CPCS Training and Testing: Dump Truck – Rigid Chassis – Up to 50 tonnes
A57C CPCS Training and Testing: Dump Truck – Rigid Chassis – All sizes (wheeled)
A57D CPCS Training and Testing: Dump Truck – Rigid Chassis – Tracked
A58 CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360° below 10 tonnes
A58A CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360° below 10 tonnes – Tracked
A58B CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360° below 10 tonnes – Wheeled
A58c CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360º below 10 tonnes – Lifting Operations
A59 CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360° above 10 tonnes
A59A CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360° above 10 tonnes – Tracked
A59B CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360° above 10 tonnes – Wheeled
A59C CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360º above 10 tonnes – Lifting Operations
A95 CPCS Training and Testing: Slinger/Signaller
A97 CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360º below 10 tonnes – Lifting Operations
A97C CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360º below 10 tonnes – Lifting Operations
A98 CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360º above 10 tonnes – Lifting Operations
A98C CPCS Training and Testing: Excavator 360º above 10 tonnes – Lifting Operations

From our CPCS centre near Billericay, Essex – we are able to offer a range of CPCS testing. If you are looking to earn your CPCS red card, we can facilitate both your theory and practical. With CPCS testing, we suggest that you book the theory and practical separately so that you do not run the risk of not being allowed to continue on to the practical element, should you fail.

CPCS Categories

Industrial Training Services offer a number of CPCS training and testing categories. We generally work from our CPCS test-centre in Billericay, Essex. Some CPCS categories can be completed off-site however. You can find further information on this page about the range of CPCS training and CPCS testing services that we can offer you; or find out more on our main website by following the link below:

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CPCS Centre

Industrial Training Services are a CITB accredited training provider and testing organisation. From our approved CPCS test-centre in the Essex countryside (near Billericay), we can offer novice courses and testing for experienced operatives wanting to gain a CPCS red card.

From our two acre site we run a fleet of new plant for testing and training – including:

  • 13 Ton JCB JS130
  •  10.50M JCB 533-105
  • 6 Ton Thwaites Forward Tipping Dumper
  • Terex Ride-on Roller
  • Hyundai Mini-Digger (A58)
  • Compact Crane

All machinery is owned and operated by only us. Other providers hire in machines – and pass the bill onto their customers… which is just, totally wrong!

Note: We can also offer CPCS training in the North-West of England. Call us for more information.

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