Plant and Construction Training

Courses

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS)

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Established in 1992, the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is one of the UK's leading accreditation and registration bodies, working across the construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing and distribution, agricultural, ports and marine sectors.

Since 2014 NPORS has been recognised by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and is an excellent alternative card scheme to the CPCS.

UCT can provide novice training & on-site, experienced worker assessments, for a wide range of plant, including;

Excavator

Forward Tipping Dumper

Telehandler

Lorry Loader

Ride on Roller

Fork-lift Truck


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Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

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.

The Scheme is made up of a number of core elements, which are used to demonstrate the skills, competence and qualifications that determine eligibility for Scheme

The cards available within the CPCS Scheme are;

- Trained Operator (Red) Card

- Competent Operator (Blue) Card


To obtain a CPCS Red Card delegates must;

1. Pass the CITB Health, safety and environment test

2. Pass the CPCS Theory Test (within two years of the CITB Health, safety and environment test)

3. Pass the CPCS Practical Test (within six months of the CPCS Theory Test).

The CPCS Red Card is valid for 2 years


To upgrade a Red Card to a Blue Card, delegates must achieve a Level 2 Plant Operations SVQ or NVQ, with the appropriate units relevant to the category, within 2 years of obtaining the CPCS Red Card


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Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry.

CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

The Scheme keeps a database of people working in construction who have achieved, or are committed to achieving a recognised construction related qualification.

Most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card.

To obtain a CSCS card candidates need to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test and provide proof that they have had the training and qualifications required to carry out their job.

UCT can deliver a wide range of training and qualifications that lead to a CSCS card


International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals. It is certified by TUV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878:2004 'Mobile elevating work platforms - Operator (driver) training'. More than 100,000 operators are trained each year through a worldwide network of over 600 training centres. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate.


MEWP Courses Available;

- Static Vertical (1a, 1a+)

- Static Boom (1b, 1b+)

- Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+)

- Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+)


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Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association (PASMA)

The Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association (PASMA), is the recognised focus and authority for mobile access towers. As such it advances safety, standards and best practice across a wide range of sectors

A PASMA training photo-card and certificate of competence provides evidence that the user has passed written and practical examinations in the safe use of mobile access towers. PASMA training is recognised as one of the premier qualifications in the construction industry.

The course covers, Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at height with mobile access towers, PASMA Code of Practice; Product Standards EN 1004:2004, assembling, altering and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers and how to avoid


Course Duration 1 Day


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Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate in Construction Operations

These qualifications are for experienced construction operatives that need to obtain a CSCS card, or simply want to be recognised in their area of expertise. They are also a component part of an apprenticeship programme for new entrants.

Cskills Awards has as suite of competence qualifications, previously known as NVQs.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that they are competent against a set of performance statements.

They are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with them and help them gather the evidence required.

UCT can deliver the above qualification in the following areas;


- Drainage Construction

- Excavation and Reinstatement

- General Building Operations

- General Construction

- Lay Kerbs and Channels

- Modular Pavement Construction

- Structural Concreting


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Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Highways Maintenance

These qualifications are for experienced construction operatives that need to obtain a CSCS card, or simply want to be recognised in their area of expertise. They are also a component part of an apprenticeship programme for new entrants.

Cskills Awards has as suite of competence qualifications, previously known as NVQs.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that they are competent against a set of performance statements.

They are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with them and help them gather the evidence required.

UCT can deliver the above qualification in the following areas;


- Drainage Construction

- Excavation Operations

- Flexible Pavement Construction

- Lay Kerbs and Channels

- Modular Pavement Construction

- Shallow Drainage Installation


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Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Road Building

These qualifications are for experienced construction operatives that need to obtain a CSCS card, or simply want to be recognised in their area of expertise. They are also a component part of an apprenticeship programme for new entrants.

Cskills Awards has as suite of competence qualifications, previously known as NVQs.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that they are competent against a set of performance statements.

They are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with them and help them gather the evidence required.

UCT can deliver the above qualification in the following areas;


- Concrete Paving - Machine

- Pavement Marking - Machine

- Pavement Marking - Manual Operations

- Pavement Marking - Road Studs

- Planing - Machine

- Slurry / Micro Surfacing - Machine

- Surface Dressing - Machine


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Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diplomas & Certificates in Plant Operations

These qualifications are for experienced plant operatives that need to upgrade their CPCS red card to a CPCS blue card, or simply want to be recognised in their area of expertise.

Cskills Awards has as suite of competence qualifications, previously known as NVQs.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that they are competent against a set of performance statements.

They are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with them and help them gather the evidence required.

UCT can deliver the above qualification in the following areas;


- Certificate in Plant Operations - Cranes & Specialist Lifting Plant

- Certificate in Plant Operations - Fork-lift Trucks

- Certificate in Plant Operations - Extracting Plant

- Certificate in Plant Operations - Transporting Loads Plant

- Certificate in Plant Operations - Accessing Plant

- Certificate in Plant Operations - Compacting Plant

- Diploma in Plant Operations - Cranes & Specialist Lifting Plant

- Diploma in Plant Operations - Extracting Plant

- Diploma in Plant Operations - Excavating Plant

- Diploma in Controlled Lifting Operations (Slinger/Signaller)


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