Training you need, from names you can trust.
With over 25 Years Construction knowledge, it was easy decision to work in partnership with WH Bond.
We can now offer high quality training, testing & accreditation services to all our candidates. Via WH Bond, we can run weekday and weekend courses at our CITB & Construction Skills accredited training site near Liskeard. Working with us is a hassle-free way for employers to keep on top of staff training and qualifications, and for individuals to boost their skills.
This will be dependent upon the item of plant and experience of the operator.
Benefits to individuals: Recognition of skills, competence and qualification, improved health & safety awareness, improved employment prospects, provision of training standards to equip individuals with relevant skills to enter the industry.
Benefits to employers: Identification of operatives with recognised skills, competence and qualifications, better quality of work, improved health & safety awareness amongst the workforce, provision of training standards to equip individuals with relevant skills to enter the industry. A move to a qualified and carded workforce, which will help to improve customer satisfaction and the industry’s image.
This card is valid for 2 years from the achievement date of the CPCS practical test and is not renewable. To apply for this card, operators will need to have:
Passed the Construction Skills Health & Safety test no more than 2 years prior to the date of the practical test.
Demonstrated underpinning knowledge and understanding through the CPCS theory test.
Demonstrated operating ability through the CPCS practical test.
Operators with little / no experience will require training prior to attempting any theory or practical test. Experienced operators with no relevant S/NVQ can apply for the card by demonstrating the above.
A relevant S/NVQ must be achieved within the 2 year lifespan for this card in order to progress to the Competent Operator card.
Once you have completed the operative red card training course, it is possible to progress to the
Competent Operator Card (Blue)
This card is valid for 5 years and is renewable. Operators can upgrade from the Trained Operator card to the Competent Operator card by achieving the full S/NVQ with relevant units and holding a valid Health & Safety test pass.
If applying for this card as a new scheme entrant and working directly towards this card then the operator must also:
Pass the Construction Skills Health & Safety test no more than 2 years prior to the date of the Practical test
Pass the CPCS theory test
Pass the CPCS practical test