Trained Operator (Red) card

Trained Operator (Red) card is a two year card that is non renewable.

CPCS card

Trained Operator (Red) card

Additional routes available for Trained Operator (Red) card holders

12 month SVQ/NVQ Extension  

Additional Trained Operator (Red) Card

Appeal 

Trained Operator (Red) card

The requirements for this card are:

  • Carry out any training necessary to bring you up to the standard required to enable them to pass the CPCS Technical Test, this can be delivered by a Trainer. 
  • Pass the relevant CITB Health, safety and environment test
  • Achieve the CPCS Theory Test (within two years of the CITB Health, safety and environment test)
  • Achieve the CPCS Practical Test (within six months of the CPCS Theory Test and within two years of the CITB Health, safety and environment test).
  • Both CPCS Theory and Practical Tests are delivered by an accredited CPCS Test Centre.

On achievement of the CPCS Practical Test, the CPCS Test Centre will request the CPCS Trained Operator (Red) card on your behalf.

Additional routes available for existing card holders

Additional Routes available for existing Trained Operator card holders (current/or expired)

CPCS acknowledges that some individuals are unable to progress and the following additional routes are therefore available:

12-month SVQ or NVQ extension

The requirements to extend your card are:

  • Hold a valid Trained Operator card which is still within the 12-month grace period
  • Register for the SVQ or NVQ

To apply for this card contact our CPCS Helpline on 0844 815 7274, where you will have the option to request this over the telephone, using a credit/debit card, alternatively you can request this card in writing, enclosing a cheque or postal order to:

CPCS
PO Box 320
Bircham Newton
Kings Lynn
Norfolk, PE31 6WD

The cost of this service is £25, this is a non-refundable fee for the services of processing the application.

Additional 2 Year card 

 The requirements for this card are:

  • Hold an expired Trained Operator card which is over the 12 month grace period

  • Hold a valid CITB Health, safety and environment test (within two years of the date of application receipt)
  • Achieve the CPCS Theory Test (within two years of the CITB Health, safety and environment test)
  • Achieve the CPCS Practical Test (within six months of the CPCS Theory Test and within two years of the CITB Health, safety and environment test)
  • is registered (or can get registered) for the SVQ or NVQ.

Once all these elements have been achieved, an additional 2 year Trained Operator card will be issued. 

See Section C and Appendix I of the Scheme Booklet for Operators for further details.

 

Appeal

 If the individual holds an expired Trained Operator Card and has already followed the two options above but due to exceptional circumstances could not upgrade, then is this the best route to take.

The Appeal process can be found in the Scheme Booklet for Operators - section F2.

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