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Proof on paper that you know your stuff

The CPCS Trained Operator Card (commonly known as your ‘Red’ Card) can contribute to a more secure future in the plant industry. The Red Card is valid for two years. To move on to your Blue Card you must have completed your NVQ or SVQ in the appropriate category.

How do I get my Blue Card?

You need to achieve a plant-based NVQ or SVQ. These qualifications have been developed with industry to measure your competence against national standards in the workplace. A qualified assessor will guide you through the process of attaining your qualification. This is achieved through generating evidence of your skills and competence. Evidence may include on site assessment, reviews of your CPCS logbook and customer timesheets and statements from your employer, manager or client. The qualifications can be achieved during normal working hours without having to attend college or take final exams.

Do you have a relevant NVQ or SVQ in Plant Operations?

No

1

You need to have achieved the CITB – Construction Skills health, safety and environment test within the last two years.

2

If you have already completed training and/or have the required experience, you may proceed directly to the test. See step 3.

3

Book the relevant Technical Test(s) with an approved CPCS Test Centre.

4

Undertake and achieve the Theory and Practical elements of the CPCS Technical Test for the relevant category of plant.
‘Red’ CPCS Trained plant operator card automatically awarded.

5

Register for and achieve the relevant NVQ or SVQ for the category of plant you operate. This needs to be achieved within two years of the issue of your Red Card.

No

1

You need to have achieved the CITB – Construction Skills health, safety and environment test within the last two years.

2

If you have insufficient or no training and lack of experience, you need to undertake the relevant training before taking the test.

3

Book the relevant Technical Test(s) with an approved CPCS Test Centre.

4

Undertake and achieve the Theory and Practical elements of the CPCS Technical Test for the relevant category of plant.

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