CPCS excavator 180° wheeled above and below 5 tonnes A12 and A10 (9 days)

Cost: £2,336 no VAT charged
Locations: Norfolk
Duration: 9 days
Dates: Various 
Funding: See Grants and funding below
Course code: DEW01

This course is for people with limited or no experience of using 180 degree wheeled excavators. You will learn to operate and maintain machines above and below 5 tonnes.

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

If you already have experience, but need a formal qualification you should do our condensed 3-day course.

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Course content

  • Operate the 180° wheeled excavator
  • safely and productively
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles
  • Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.

Teaching and assessment 

  • 8 days training - classroom lessons and practical exercises
  • 1 day assessment - CPCS technical tests

Qualifications you gain

  • CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical tests.
  • CITB National Construction College certificate.

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. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

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

Grants and funding

Grants are available for employers to fund their workers on this course:

Further training

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

We also run a short course for experienced operators  of 180° wheeled excavators

Need more information?

Call 0344 994 4433 for more information about this course.

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