CPCS - Compact Crane-A66 course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Compact Crane A66 course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (CPCS) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit CPCS web site

What is the CPCS - Compact Crane-A66 course?

Category: Plant-Operations
Level: Beginner

There are 4 separate CPCS endorsements for this category. They are:

  • A66A: Compact Crane Static Stabilisers
  • A66B: Compact Crane Mobile Stabilisers
  • A66C: Compact Crane Luffing Static Duties
  • A66D: Compact Crane 360 Pick and Carry
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How long is the CPCS - Compact Crane-A66 certificate valid for?

The CPCS Compact Crane A66 course certificate has 2 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on CPCS - Compact Crane-A66 refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the CPCS - Compact Crane-A66 course designed for?

The CPCS A66 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating Compact Cranes in order to be enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

You must have a basic understanding and knowledge of current Health & Safety issues.

The CITB Operatives Health & Safety touch screen test must be current and in date. (Completed within the last 24 months)

What subjects does the CPCS - Compact Crane-A66 course cover?
  • Pre-use checks and preparation for work
  • Operate the crane safely and productively
  • Respond to the recognised signals for controlling crane operations
  • Decide whether a particular load is within the capacity of the crane
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine maintenance
  • Understand the capabilities of the equipment and any relevant safety precautions, including the out-of-service procedure
  • Operate safe-load indicators and overload warning devices
  • Understand the effect of the working radius on the lifting capacity of the machine
  • Recognise the principles of safe slinging, the types and capacities of lifting gear, security and balance of load
  • Observe the statutory regulations in respect of lifting equipment and the operators own legal responsibilities
How is the CPCS - Compact Crane-A66 course assessed?

Candidates will take:

  • a verbal theory test
  • a practical assessment.

Successful candidates will receive a 2 Year CPCS Category A66 Red Trained Operator License

Those with 2-3 years or more experience can add on the NVQ assessment at the same time to progress straight to the 5 Year CPCS Blue Competent Operator card

CPCS - Compact Crane-A66 course dates and locations