In a bulletin released on 13th February 2018, CPCS stated that ‘a review was undertaken on the category due to the nature in which slew types have evolved since the Telescopic Handler category was first introduced many years ago.

As a result of a review of the endorsement for Telescopic Handler All Sizes inc 360 slew (A17D), CPCS are pleased to announce a new stand-a-lone category of Telescopic Handler 360º Slew (A77), which is now incorporated within the Scheme and will be available from 28 March 2018.

The review was undertaken due to the nature in which the slew types …

Industry-supported new CITB Training Model launches

A transformative new system to access training and grant from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been launched today (3 April).

The new Training Model and Grants Scheme is a central feature of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme, delivered on time and on budget as the training body becomes more responsive and accountable to the industry it serves.

The Training Model is broken down into three parts:

Construction Training Directory – where employers can find the right training, in the right place, at the right time. This is supported by Grant from CITB quality assured training providers, focused on construction …

CITB in Bircham Newton talks

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is sitting down with local politicians and industry leaders in Norfolk next month to discuss the future of its Bircham Newton training centre. What’s to become of Bircham Newton?

Talks are being held to find a way to keep Bircham Newton alive as a construction training facility after the CITB’s withdrawal.

The meeting will be chaired by King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council. Attendees will include Chris Starkie, chief executive of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Saul Humphrey, director at Morgan Sindall and chairman of the LEP’s Building Growth board, and local …

CITB hands in notice to CSCS

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has handed in its notice to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. Above: Who ya gonna call? Not CITB for much longer…

CITB has had a contract for the past 20 years with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) to provide card administration services, looking after customers and processing applications. Each year the CITB process more than 400,000 card applications and one million contact centre enquiries on behalf of CSCS.

However, following its recent existential crisis CITB has decided that it not only does not want to deliver training any more, it also does not …

CPCS Renewal test

This test makes sure that key knowledge of each plant category or group of categories is maintained, in order to renew a CPCS… Read more

NPORS Operator Training

NPORS training and testing is conducted in accordance with published course objectives and learning outcomes which are deriv… Read more

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