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Construction Plant Competence Scheme

1st Call Training Ltd. is an accredited CPCS Test Centre. [Test Centre Number 9509].

The flow chart adjacent displays the process within the Contruction Plant Competence Scheme, guiding operatives from initial training to the obtaining of a [red] Trained Operator Card, followed by the [blue] Competent Operator Card.

Working towards a
Red Trained Operator Card the operator is required to:

  • Pass a health and safety test before any training/testing begins
  • Undergo any training necessary to bring the operator up to the standard required to pass the CPCS Technical Test
  • Pass the CPCS Theory Test
  • Pass the CPCS Practical Test

Working towards the
Blue Competent Operator Card the operator is required to:

  • Pass a health and safety test before any training/testing begins
  • Carry out any training necessary to bring the candidate up to the standard required to pass the CPCS Technical Test
  • Pass the CPCS Theory Test
  • Pass the CPCS Practical Test
  • Have the relevant S/NVQ, with the units appropriate to the category of the plant required.
 

In order for the operator to move from a red trained operator card to a blue competent operator card the delegate must pass the relevant S/NVQ with the units appropriate to the category of plant required, within the 2 year life of the card.

Health & Safety Test

Any Training Required

CPCS Theory Test

CPCS Practical Test

Which Card am I eligible for?

Does the operator have the relevant S/NVQ?

NO

Obtain Red Trained Operator Card

S/NVQ

YES

Obtain Blue Competent Operator Card

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