CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card

Frequently asked questions about the CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card

Can you tell me more about the CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card?

If candidates currently have a CPCS Red Trained Operator card then they can progress towards this card by completing a relevant NVQ or SVQ.

If candidates already have a relevant NVQ or SVQ then they need to meet the following requirements:
A Certificate gained through the completion of the NVQ or SVQ
A Pass in the CITB health, safety & environment test within the last 2 years
A completed CPCS application form for the Blue Competent Operator Card

How can I renew a CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card?

The Blue Competent Operator Card can be renewed in order to do this candidates need to meet the following criteria:
Hold a CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card for the category which is within five years of expiry date
Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test within the last two years
Pass the CPCS Renewal test for each category held*
Candidates must also have demonstrated on-going practical operating experience through a choice of routes:
A logbook recording 300 hours working on plant
A complete on-site assessment
A complete CPCS practical test
NVQ / SVQ

How do I get a CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card?

The CPCS Operators card can only be acquired by upgrading from the CPCS Red Operators card, this will involve completing a Level 2 NVQ in their area of work and meeting CPCS additional requirements. For further information please contact a member of our team.

How do I change my Red CPCS card to Blue?

Moving from the CPCS Red Card to CPCS Blue Card When you have completed your NVQ or other vocational qualification you will be eligible to upgrade your CPCS card to the Blue Competent Operator Card. You will have 12 months to do this and the application process is straightforward. For further information please contact a member of our team.

How long is the CPCS Blue Competent Card valid for?

Blue CPCS cards are valid for 5 years and you will be able to renew your card if you have passed the CITB HS&E test within the past 2 years, completed CPCS renewal tests for the categories on the card, and demonstrated on-going practical operating experience. Experience can be evidenced through an on-site assessment, a CPCS practical test, or a logbook.
take a look at the cpcs red card
(cpcs trained operator card)

Supporting Courses & Training

Supporting courses, training and qualifications for the CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card
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Crane Supervisor – Supervising Lifts (Construction) – Level 4 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts
OCCUPATION
Lifting Operations Supervisor
The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts within the construction industry.
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Demolition Plant – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Demolition Plant Operator
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Piling Operations NVQ – Certificate – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Piling Operations
OCCUPATION
Piling Rig Operator
The Diploma in Piling Operations covers piling works and allows candidates to further develop their knowledge and skills in piling machinery.
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Planning Lifting Operations – Appointed Person – Level 5 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts
OCCUPATION
Lifting Operations Planner
The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for individuals who specialise in planning the preparation of site and work activities and planning the lifting activities using cranes and/or lifting equipment to demonstrate their competence as an Appointed Person.
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Plant Operations – Certificate – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Plant Occupations
The Certificate in Plant Operations covers specific plant machinery and allows candidates to develop their knowledge and skills in areas relating to the plant machinery they work with ( 360 excavator, dumpers, telehandlers, rollers, cranes, loading shovels, concrete pumps, road - rail plant ) in a safe and efficient manner while using them within the workplace.
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Plant Operations – Diploma – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Plant Occupations
The Diploma in Plant Operations covers specific plant machinery and allows candidates to develop their knowledge and skills in areas relating to the plant machinery they work with ( 360 excavator, 180 excavator, dozers, cranes, loading shovels, ) in a safe and efficient manner while using them within the workplace.
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Slinger Signaller, Slinger Banksman – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations Slinger / Signaller
OCCUPATION
Slinger/Signaller
The Controlling lifting operations - slinger signaller, Slinger Banksman is for those working with the guidance and positioning of suspended loads and want to prove their competence.
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