Facebook tracking pixel

CPCS Dump Truck: Articulated Chassis A56 - experienced operators (2 days)

Cost: £656 no VAT charged
Duration: 2 days
Locations: Derbyshire, Norfolk and Kent
Dates: Various 
Funding: See Grants and funding below

This course is for experienced operators of dump truck with an articulated chassis, who need a formal qualification.

You gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the technical test at the end.

If you have limited or no experience, you should do our longer 5-day course.

New WindowCall 0344 994 4433 to book

Course content

  • Risks associated with quick hitch devices and how to use them safely.
  • Operating the machine to a minimum standard
  • Fitting and operating ancillary equipment
  • Siting the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carrying out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Preparing the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • The capabilities of each machine, its purpose and limitations
  • All safety precautions necessary for the correct operation of the machine
  • How diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate
  • Which routine adjustments and servicing procedures are necessary, and how to carry them out.

Teaching and assessment

  • 1 day learning through mix of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises
  • 1 day assessment - CPCS technical tests.

Qualifications you get

  • CPCS Trained Operator Card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical tests
  • CITB National Construction College certificate.

Mandatory entry requirements

  • CITB health, safety and environment test passed no more than two years before the course start date.
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English
  • Can undertake pre-start running checks and shut-down procedures according to manufacturers’ handbook/manual
  • Can travel in a forward/reverse direction, through restrictions, confined areas, on level ground, undulating ground and substantial inclines
  • Can configure dumptruck to receive and discharge loads
  • Can configure dumptruck to travel on inclines and be competent in hill starts
  • You should revise the theory test questions before you start training as there is only a short amount of time for this on the course.

By booking a course, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Grants and funding

Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit our grant pages.

Need more information?

Call 0344 994 4433 for more information about this course.

Further training

After gaining experience on site at level 1, you must complete a NVQ/SVQ level 2 within 2 years to get the CPCS competent operator card (blue card).