Plant NPORS & CPCS Training and Plant NVQ's

Offering nationwide CPCS training and testing, NPORS training and assessment under NPORS accreditation & Plant NVQ Qualifications.
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About Plant In Construction

What is Plant in Construction?

Plant In Construction refers to equipment or machinery used for construction and industrial purposes. This is typically heavy machinery used on construction sites but can also be smaller handled or personal machinery such as abrasive wheels or Mobile Access Towers.

Who Needs Plant Training?

Plant operators or those looking to operate plants are required to have the appropriate plant training for the machinery they operate, This can either be NPORS or CPCS Accredited. This training will give candidates a competence card that they can use to show their qualification for operating that type of plant or machinery.

How Can We Help?

We provide support, assessments and training for Plant NVQ's, Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) and National Plant Operator Registration Scheme (NPORS).

Training, Competence Schemes & Qualifications

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NPORS
NVQ

Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

We partner with carefully selected training partners to offer nationwide CPCS training and testing. If this is your preferred card scheme, then please enquire for potential dates and prices.

If you are unsure of how to enter the plant schemes, upgrade or renew please contact Workforce Skills Support for further information and advice.

National Plant Operator Registration Scheme

NPORS is one of the UK’s leading accreditation and registration bodies working across numerous sectors including construction. We are an Accredited Training Provider (ATP) providing training and assessment under the NPORS accreditation.

We have a team of qualified and experienced instructors that follow the NPORS approved course syllabus. This training and testing is carried out at suitable premises, which can be a specific area at an employer’s premises.

Plant Operation National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

As an accredited centre we deliver NVQ plant operation qualifications that are recognised by CPCS & NPORS, in turn allowing employers and candidates to apply for their CPCS and NPORS cards in line with the additional requirements set out by each scheme.
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about cpcs Cards

What is a CPCS card?

A CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) Card is a Competence Card for those Operating Plant and working in Construction environments, the Card is not a legal requirement however it shows the workers competence and may be a requirement for certain construction sites to ensure a safe working environment.

Is CPCS better than NPORS?

CPCS & NPORS CSCS Affiliated Cards are equal in qualification level however CPCS has been established for a longer period of time meaning that it is known by more construction sites. Despite this NPORS is still an Acceptable Card Scheme to Prove Competence and Knowledge when operating Plant.

CPCS Trained Operator Card

The CPCS Red Card, also known as the Trained Operator Card, is a card offered by the CPCS for those who are at the beginning of their career in plant operation. It enables an individual to work in their chosen field (under supervision) while they complete the relevant NVQ or other relevant vocational qualification.​
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CPCS Competent Operator Card

The Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card is an ID and competence card provided by the CPCS which demonstrates that an individual has met certain health and safety requirements and that they are qualified in their occupation as a plant worker.
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about NPORS CARDS

What is an NPORS card?

A CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) Card is a Competence Card for those Operating Plant and working in Construction environments, the Card is not a legal requirement however it shows the workers competence and may be a requirement for certain construction sites to ensure a safe working environment.

NPORS Accredited Centre

Workforce Skills Support is an NPORS accredited centre. We cover NPORS plant operators across a multitude of sectors and issue construction-specific cards bearing the CSCS logo. ​As an accredited centre we deliver various categories for the NPORS theory and practical tests that under the NPORS scheme lead to Trained Operator and Competent Operator cards.
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NPORS Trained Operator Card

The NPORS trained operator card is a CSCS affiliated card. This can be obtained with a valid a health, safety & environment test for operatives (last 2 years from date of card claim).
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NPORS Competent Operator Card

The NPORS Operator Card is a record of the training or assessment an individual has undertaken that proves their ability to safely operate an item of plant machinery or equipment. Registration with NPORS lasts for three or five years from the date of first initial test, The duration of the card is dependent on whether you opt for CSCS Affiliated or NPORS traditional.
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Full List Of Plant NVQ's

Are you looking for Plant NVQ qualifications?

Workforce Skills Support is an accredited centre that delivers Plant NVQ qualifications, recognised by CPCS and NPORS.
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