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CPCS - Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 course syllabus

Course Description

Is the Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 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 - Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 course?

Category: Plant-Operations

Level: Beginner

The CPS Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 course teaches safe operation and maintenance of 180 degrees wheeled and tracked excavators. A10 provides training for excavators below 5 tonnes. A12 provides training for excavators above 5 tonnes.

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

Completing the course successfully will entitle you to a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (upon successful completion of the appropriate CPCS Technical Test).

How long is the CPCS - Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 certificate valid for?

The CPCS Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 course certificate has 2 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on CPCS - Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the CPCS - Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 course designed for?

The CPS Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 course is for people with limited or no experience of using 180 degree wheeled excavators. You will learn to operate and maintain machines above and below 5 tonnes.

What subjects does the CPCS - Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 course cover?

  • Operate the 180° wheeled excavator
  • safely and productively
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles
  • Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment

How is the CPCS - Excavator 180 Wheeled A10 and A12 course assessed?

  • 8 days training - classroom lessons and practical exercises
  • 1 day assessment - CPCS technical tests
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