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CPCS - Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 course syllabus

Course Description

Is the Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 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 - Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 course?

Category: Plant-Operations

Level: Beginner

The CPCS Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 course is for people with limited or no experience who want to learn to operate a wheeled loading shovel. 

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

How long is the CPCS - Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 certificate valid for?

The CPCS Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 course certificate has 2 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on CPCS - Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the CPCS - Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 course designed for?

The CPCS Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 course is for people with limited or no experience who want to learn to operate a wheeled loading shovel.

What subjects does the CPCS - Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 course cover?

  • Undertake all pre-start, running checks and shut down procedures, mount and dismount
  • Explain precautions to be taken for underground and overhead services and other hazards
  • Prepare and configure the wheeled loading shovel for site and road travel
  • Place the machine in an out of service condition
  • Carry out excavations from an embankment of different materials and form stockpiles and ramps
  • Ensure load integrity and security
  • Explain loading/unloading procedures for machine transportation. 

How is the CPCS - Wheeled Loading Shovel A21 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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