Why do I need a CPCS card?

If you are working in construction in the UK then most probably yes. UKCG insist that operatives working on their sites must hold a CPCS card. Many other employers are also demanding the same requiring their employees to hold relevant cards to prove their skills. However not all employers insist on CPCS certification especially those in non-construction industries. If this is the case then in many instances our own certification will suffice to prove your skills.

My red card has expired but it is still within 12 months of its expiry date what do I need to do?

The Red cards offer a 12-month grace period which means that you can upgrade the card up to a year from the original expiry date if it is your first card. You now need to register for the relevant NVQ. Once you are registered you are entitled to apply to CPCS for a 12-month extension to your card which will cover you while you complete the NVQ.

How do I renew my blue CPCS Card?

Blue cards last for 5 years. During this time you will need to keep proof of your ongoing working activity. You will also need to pass the relevant Health, Safety and Environment test if you haven’t done so in the last 2 years and also pass the relevant CPCS Renewal Theory Test (RT Test). 

How long are the courses?
  • The Mobile Crane course is 10 days.
  • The Appointed Person Course is 5 days
  • The Slinger Signaller course is 4 days
  • The Lift Supervisor course is 4 days
  • And the Mini A66 Crane course is 4 days
What does the training consist of?

You are required to do classroom training Monday to Wednesday and a theory and practical test on the Thursday. You are allocated 1 hour for your theory and depending on the course from 1.5 to 6 hours for your practical.

How much of a deposit do I need to leave?

We require a £100.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your place on the course.