The Construction Plant and Competence Scheme (CPCS) provide skills cards for the plant sector of the Construction industry.
CPCS is recognised by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and Major Home Builders Group (MHBG), amongst others, as the preferred card to comply with codes of practice for competence and certification.
CPCS was launched in 2003 at the request of employers, to help them comply with regulations and requirements, and aims to apply common standards for all plant operators. CPCS Training is the path to certification in the plant operation industry.
CPCS training covers a broad range of plant and plant-related categories, and more are constantly being added.
CPCS is owned by the Construction Industry Training Board (otherwise known as CITB) which allocates staff to manage and administer it on behalf of the CPCS Management Committee that develops its policies and strategies.
We have a large variety of CPCS training courses available at our Cambridge Training Centre.
To gain an understanding of the Standards CPCS offer operators, click here.
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The CPCS 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 CPCS Trained Operator Card whilst being measured against national standards through an NVQ.
The CPCS Competent Operator Card tells the observer that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS training practical test and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).
CPCS Course Requirements
How can I add more categories and/or endorsements to my CPCS Trained Operator (Red) card?
To add new CPCS categories, you are required to:
Step 2 – Achieve the CPCS Training Theory Test (within two years of the CITB Health, safety and environment test)
Step 3 – Achieve the CPCS Training Practical Test (within six months of the CPCS Theory Test and within two years of the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test)
To add further endorsements to existing categories, you are required to:
Step 2 – Achieve the CPCS Practical Test (within two years of the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test)
Step 3 – On achievement of the CPCS Practical Test, the CPCS Test Centre will request the CPCS Trained Operator card on your behalf.
How do I get a Replacement or Additional Logbook?
PO Box 320
Norfolk, PE31 6WD
The cost of this service is £15, this is a non-refundable fee for the services of processing the request. Alternatively, you can download the logbook for free.