Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

The CPCS training scheme aims to provide proof of the skills and abilities of plant operators. It is based on a mix of professional competence, experience on site and health and safety awareness - three essential qualities for operating plant machinery safely and effectively. Being more effective in the workplace means that all construction jobs are completed quicker and to a better standard. Many companies have taken the opportunity to give their staff construction training and they have benefitted from it.

As an accredited CPCS test centre we offer a wide range of construction plant courses, a great on centre experience and fully qualified trainers and testers. We provide the best service in getting you the training you need which can inlcude a wide variety from 1 day to 10 day training courses. 

The CPCS test consists of a professional one-to-one theoretical exam, followed by a practical examination. The theory exam will be recorded by one of our testers and the CPCS practical test may also be video recorded for verification purposes. Both the theory and practical tests are designed to assess competency levels in operating plant machinery.


Sibbald deliver CPCS Plant Training and Testing. All CPCS categories are available including specialist lifting.

Please let us know if your pay CITB Levy as grants and funding will be available to you.


Call: 01501 750907
Email: enquiries@sibbaldtraining.com  

Find and book your training and CPCS assessment courses from those listed below.

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CPCS A09 - Forward Tipping Dumper

CPCS A09 - Forward Tipping Dumper

CPCS A12 - Excavator 180 Degree Above 5 Tonnes

CPCS A12 - Excavator 180 Degree Above 5 Tonnes

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate a 180 Excavator

CPCS A17 - Telescopic Handler

CPCS A17 - Telescopic Handler

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate a Telescopic Handler

CPCS A21 - Wheeled Loading Shovel

CPCS A21 - Wheeled Loading Shovel

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate a Wheeled Loading Shovel

CPCS A31 - Ride on Roller

CPCS A31 - Ride on Roller

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate a Ride on Roller

CPCS A33 - Agricultural Tractor

CPCS A33 - Agricultural Tractor

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate an Agricultural Tractor

CPCS A36 - Lorry Loader (Hi-ab)

CPCS A36 - Lorry Loader (Hi-ab)

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate a Lorry Loader (Hi-Ab)

CPCS A40a - Slinger/Signaler

CPCS A40a - Slinger/Signaler

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to become a Slinger Signaller

CPCS A56 - Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis

CPCS A56 - Dump Truck – Articulated Chassis

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate an Articulated Dump Truck

CPCS A57 - Dump Truck - Rigid Chassis

CPCS A57 - Dump Truck - Rigid Chassis

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate a Rigid Dump Truck

CPCS A58 - 360 Excavator Below 10 Tonnes

CPCS A58 - 360 Excavator Below 10 Tonnes

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to operate a below 10 tonne 360 Excavator (mini digger)

CPCS A59 - 360 Excavator Above 10 Tonnes

CPCS A59 - 360 Excavator Above 10 Tonnes

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to operate an above 10 tonne 360 excavator

CPCS A60 - Mobile Crane

CPCS A60 - Mobile Crane

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to become a Mobile Crane Operator

CPCS A61 - Appointed Person - Lifting Operations

CPCS A61 - Appointed Person - Lifting Operations

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with experience in lifting operations, looking to become an Appointed Person

CPCS A62 - Lift Supervisor

CPCS A62 - Lift Supervisor

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with experience in lifting operations, looking to become a Crane Supervisor

CPCS A73 - Vehicle and Plant Marshalling

CPCS A73 - Vehicle and Plant Marshalling

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to become a Vehicle and Plant marshal (vehicle banksman)

ST-CPCS-A94E Telehandler Suspended Loads

ST-CPCS-A94E Telehandler Suspended Loads

This CPCS Accredited course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience looking to learn how to Lift Loads using a telescopic handler

CPCS Theory & Practical Testing

CPCS Theory & Practical Testing

CPCS Theory and Practical Tests are offered to experienced operators who are entering the CPCS scheme with no previous CPCS qualifications

CPCS Renewal Test (Blue Card Holders)

CPCS Renewal Test (Blue Card Holders)

Looking to renew your CPCS Blue Competence Card? In order to do this, you must complete the renewal test for each category you hold on your CPCS card