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Learners will need us to take them through their basic CPCS training as a novice, place them on a theory test and book them onto the practical test. If they are successful in both elements of the CPCS Training they will get a RED CPCS card.
After a period of practical experience, we will provide learners with the necessary documentation to start on their NVQ. Once the NVQ has been completed they can then apply for a BLUE CPCS card.
As an experienced operator but do not hold a CPCS card, learners will need to take and pass both the theory and practical tests.
All new applicants, and those adding a category or renewing a CPCS card, must have an understanding and knowledge of current basic health and safety as demonstrated through holding a Construction Skills Health and Safety Test pass that has been passed within the last two years.
The only exception to this rule is for operators resident in Southern Ireland (with an Eire equivalent national insurance number) who hold a valid FAS Safepass that is in date.
The majority of categories require a minimum of the Core Test which consists of multiple-choice questions on general health and safety awareness, but the Supervisor, Manager and Managerial and Professional Tests which are higher level tests are also acceptable. The Demolition Test is an acceptable alternative to the Core. The only exceptions to this are as follows:
The CPCS Theory Test is part of the suite of CPCS Technical Tests. It has been set by CPCS to test underpinning knowledge and understanding directly related to a CPCS category. The CPCS Theory Test incorporates questions relating to:
The CPCS Theory Test is set at two levels:
The CPCS Practical Test is part of the suite of CPCS Technical Tests. It has been set by CPCS to test operating ability of individuals through a series of practical activities based on core operating skills.
The CPCS Practical Test is set at two levels:
There is a CPCS Practical Test for each category, but for categories with endorsements, the endorsement must be specified and the test taken on the appropriate piece of plant. The CPCS Practical Test achievement will be given at the level of the endorsement.
The appropriate Construction Skills Health and Safety Test for the category of plant must be passed before the CPCS Practical Test is attempted. The Construction Skills Health and Safety Test is valid for two years from date of achievement for the purpose of progressions onto the CPCS Practical Test.
The CPCS Theory Test must be passed before a CPCS Practical Test is taken and is valid for six months from the date of achievement for the purpose of progression onto the CPCS Practical Test. This applies to those taking the Standard Theory Test for an Operator Card. The rules are different if you are taking the Advanced Theory Test.
In order to move from a trained operator (RED CARD) through to a competent operator (BLUE CARD) evidence will need to be provided of practical abilities and working knowledge of the industry. Practical abilities should be relatively easy to assess and the assessor could complete in one visit, but will be required to provide additional tangible evidence in the knowledge of site procedures, security, company procedures etc.
To book a test or for further information, please call 01278 655004 or email email@example.com
|Course Title||Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)|
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