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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 Category Title Theory Test Grant Practical Test Grant Blue Card Upgrade?
A09 Forward Tipping Dumper – wheeled/tracked n/a 240 Yes
A17 Telescopic Handler (excluding endorsement D) n/a 240 Yes
A21 Wheeled Loading Shovel 60 410 Yes
A23 Skid Steer Loader 60 240 Yes
A25, A26, A27 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS) 60 190 Yes
A31 Ride on Roller 60 190 Yes
A36 Lorry Loader – Endorsements A,B,C n/a 240 Yes
A40 Slinger/Signaller – Endorsements B,C,D,E n/a 240 Yes
A41 Loader Compressor 60 240 Yes
A49 Loader/Securer – non STGO – All variants n/a 240 Yes
A56B Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis – all sizes n/a 240 Yes
A58A Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes – tracked n/a 240* Yes** (A59A)
A59A Excavator 360 above 10 tonnes – tracked n/a 410* Yes
A60 Mobile Crane – blocked duties n/a 410 Yes
A61 Appointed Person (Lifting Operations) 60 190 No
A62 Crane/Lifting Operations Supervisor Yes 240 Yes** (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