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

Also available: endorsement D: all sizes including 360˚ slew. 

This course will give you foundation training and assessment in operating and maintaining telescopic handlers

What is the Telescopic Handler CPCS Code A17 course?


• No previous formal training is necessary.

• Learn via classroom-based tutorials and practicals.

• Get your Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Red Trained Operator card.

Five days including CPCS tests





Venues throughout the UK


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Please see available course dates and book online quote code DFW06TR or call 0344 994 4433 for more information.

Course Programme

The Telescopic Handler CPCS Code A17 course will train you to:

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

Entry requirements


This course is suitable for potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those wishing to refresh their skills.



Assessment and exams

Assessment will involve both theory and practical tests.



CPCS Red Trained Operator card (on successful completion of the CPCS Technical Tests)

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Building your skills

Further training includes the Level 2 NVQ, which leads to a:

NCC Course Programme 2014

National Construction College course programme 2014

Download the National Construction College course programme 2014 (PDF, 7.38 MB)

Or call 0344 994 4433 today for more information and advice

Build Your Career

Build your career with help from the National Construction College (NCC), Europe’s largest provider of construction training courses, and join the UK’s highly skilled professional workforce.

NCC courses deliver high-quality, specialist training, with CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) accreditation. This ensures you’ll have the right skills, in the right place, at the right time.

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.

Although we’re a big operation, our trainer-operative ratio is small: we have a maximum of three operatives per trainer for telescopic handler to ensure you get the attention you need. Go on: think big. Get trained

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