CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in plant operations by recognising skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

Our course involves moving from a Trained Operator (Red) card to a Competent Operator (Blue) card.

We also offer the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations – Processing qualification which has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means your employees study for this qualification as they work. It has been designed to develop and recognise your employees’ skills, knowledge and competences so that they can work in Processing within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.


The Level 2 NVQ Certificate/Diploma in Plant Operations qualification also has associated pathways which you might be interested in viewing:

Cranes and Specialist Lifting

Fork-lift Trucks


Transporting Loads

Work Platforms


Loading and Securing




Operations Guide

Movement Guide


National Plant Operators Registration Scheme Training and Testing is also available.


All our Plant & Civils Courses are fully accredited by:


On successful completion of your course, you will be awarded your level of competency with the relevant body.

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