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CPCS - A17c Telescopic Handler (Telehandler) - Novice

Telescopic Handler Operator course with practical training session and assessment. 


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Course Details

Product number: CPCS_A17_C|1406

To provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to safely operate a Telescopic Handler.

If you are booking with less than 3 working days notice from the course start date please ring 0345 605 0006 to confirm this course.

  • 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 manufacturer’s instructions
  • Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • The purpose and capabilities of the machine and any relevant safety precautions necessary for its operation
  • 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
  • CPCS theory & practical tests
  • Theory Test - sample questions
  • Practical Test - sample assessment

Potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.


You must have a basic understanding and knowledge of current Health & Safety issues. The relevant CITB Health Safety & Environment touchscreen test must be current and in date (completed within the last 24 months).

Failure to arrive on the course with the relevant test completed and in date, will result in your not being permitted to undertake the exams at the end of the course. No refund will be given for exams cancelled as a result of you not having the relevant test completed.

More information can be found on the CITB website.

Your booking can only be confirmed once we receive the following information:

  1. Existing CSCS Card Number
  2. NI Number
  3. D.O.B.

We'll be in contact within 48 hours after you make your booking to collect further information prior to confirming your space on the course.

This course will give delegates a CPCS Red Trained Operator card (on successful completion of CPCS Technical Tests).

Trained Operator Card (RED)

The Trained Operator Card confirms a level of core skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied in the workplace until measured as competent against national standards. Experienced and able operators may hold a Trained Operator Card whilst being measured against national standards through an SVQ or NVQ.
Once you've obtained your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.

Competent Operator Card (BLUE)

The Competent Operator Card tells the observer that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through the CITB Health, safety and environment test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).

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