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CPCS - Telescopic Handler A17 course syllabus

Course Description

Is the Telescopic Handler A17 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 - Telescopic Handler A17 course?

Category: Plant-Operations

Level: Beginner

The CPCS Telescopic Handler A17 course is for people with limited or no experience who want to learn to operate a telescopic handler.

You gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical tests at the end.

How much is a Telescopic Handler A17 course?

As a broker we have a large number of Training Providers who advertise their courses with us. The lowest price we have is £495.00 and the highest price is £1195.00

These prices may include Classroom, e-Learning, Distance Learning and In-House (On-Site) options.

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How long is the CPCS - Telescopic Handler A17 certificate valid for?

The CPCS Telescopic Handler A17 course certificate has 2 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on CPCS - Telescopic Handler A17 refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the CPCS - Telescopic Handler A17 course designed for?

The CPCS Telescopic Handler A17 course is for people with limited or no experience who want to learn to operate a telescopic handler.

The A17 telehandler course is split into 3 separate categories. These are:

  • A: Industrial Telescopic
  • B: Up to 9 metres
  • C: All sizes ex. 360-degree slew

What subjects does the CPCS - Telescopic Handler A17 course cover?

  • Operate the machine for all normal tasks
  • Decide whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carry out routine servicing procedures and maintenance as necessary, in accordance with the manufacturers instructions
  • Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • Understand the effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Know how to load, store and transport representative materials
  • Understand the basic construction of pallets

How is the CPCS - Telescopic Handler A17 course assessed?

  • 4 days learning through a mix of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises
  • 1 day assessment - CPCS technical tests
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