Telescopic Handler CPCS Code A17 (endorsement C: all sizes excluding 360˚ slew)

This Course is suitable if you have received no formal Instruction. If you already have experience operating a Telescopic Handler we offer a short duration course to enable you to refresh and update your skills.

On successful completion of the CPCS Technical Tests, you will be eligible to apply for a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card. You will also receive a CITB National Construction College certificate.


This course will give you foundation training and assessment in operating and maintaining telescopic handlers through a combination of classroom based tutorials and practical instruction.

Course Structure

  • Operate the machine for all normal tasks
  • Decide whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carry out routine servicing procedures and maintenance as necessary, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • Understand the effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Know how to load, store and transport representative materials
  • Understand the basic construction of pallets

Course information:


5 days (4 days of training, 1 day of technical tests)




Short Duration:
3 days (2 days of training, 1 day of technical tests)



Grant available for eligible employers

  • £50 per day for training days only
  • £240 for successful completion of the Practical Test
  • £60 for successful completion of the Theory Test

Visit for further information

Venues through the UK, please call for details.

Code A17D is available at NCC East -call 0344 994 4433 for more details

Entry requirements:

You must have passed a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before attending this course. You must also have a good understanding of spoken and written English.Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

Assessment and exams:

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical exercises. You will be assessed through theory and practical tests.


  • CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (on successful completion of the CPCS Technical Tests).
  • CITB National Construction College certificate.
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    Why train at National Construction College?

    The National Construction College is Europe’s largest provider of construction training courses and  is part of CITB.

    We deliver high-quality, specialist construction training, with CITB accreditation. Our instructors are highly skilled construction professionals and our centres offer an ideal training environment.

    NCC offers:

    • Instruction by highly experienced Construction professionals
    • Excellent classroom facilities
    • Up to date training areas
    • The chance to do practical training in a realistic setting
    • Practical training that simulates ‘real life’ situations

    With courses to suit all levels, the National Construction College offers a one-stop shop for Plant Operations training and testing, to enable you to achieve your CPCS card and work in your chosen field.

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