C&G have over 30 years of experience delivering training and support to the construction industry.

Our CPCS test centres are responsible for providing a single point of service to customers who wish to attain a CPCS Card (including operators, trainers, employers and others).

We can offer preparatory training with theory and practical tests in the following CPCS plant categories, which can attract associated CITB grants (for eligible organisations).

Both our test centres have well-equipped classrooms as well as dedicated practical training sites and a range of machinery including 360 excavators, telehandlers, forklifts and more.

Our experienced training instructors pride themselves on maintaining pass rates higher than the industry standard, and our portfolio of high-profile clients, including Severn Trent Water, Magnox and Airbus, mean you can trust C&G to help you get trained.

We can test candidates for red cards, blue card NVQ upgrades and blue card renewals for all of the disciplines listed below. We can also provide straight-to-blue options for candidates with more than 2 years industry experience and advice on renewals for anyone with expired red or blue cards.

Below is a selection of out most popular CPCS courses, other types of CPCS training and testing are available on request.

CPCS CategoryTitleTheory Test GrantPractical Test GrantBlue Card Upgrade?
A09Forward Tipping Dumper – wheeled/trackedn/a240Yes
A17Telescopic Handler (excluding endorsement D)n/a240Yes
A21Wheeled Loading Shovel60410Yes
A23Skid Steer Loader60240Yes
A25, A26, A27Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS)60190Yes
A31Ride on Roller60190Yes
A36Lorry Loader – Endorsements A,B,Cn/a240Yes
A40Slinger/Signaller – Endorsements B,C,D,En/a240Yes
A41Loader Compressor60240Yes
A49Loader/Securer – non STGO – All variantsn/a240Yes
A56BDump Truck – Articulated Chassis – all sizesn/a240Yes
A58AExcavator 360 below 10 tonnes – trackedn/a240*Yes** (A59A)
A59AExcavator 360 above 10 tonnes – trackedn/a410*Yes
A60Mobile Crane – blocked dutiesn/a410Yes
A61Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)60190No
A62Crane/Lifting Operations SupervisorYes240Yes** (A61)

*no grant paid for CPCS Theory and Practical elements of Technical Test if grant has already been paid for a larger machine in this category.

** Some categories are automatically added to a CPCS Blue card when a trainee achieves a higher piece of machinery. Where this is the case CPCS Blue card Upgrade grant will not be paid for the category which is automatically added (as indicated in brackets).

Call us now to discuss your CPCS requirements and check availability.

Tel: 01453 826781