This is an off-centre category. Candidates must have access to equipment and a suitable site.


Course Aim

The core purpose of our CPCS A37 Trencher training is to make sure you or your employee has the skills, knowledge, and understanding to be able to use Trenchers with safety and efficiency.

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Course Description

The course and assessment will include:

  • Explain the nature of the sector of industry. Also, its role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and elaborate the purpose of principal components, controls, and terminology.
  • Confirm the manufacturer’s requirements according to the handbook, and relevant regulations/legislation.
  • Pre-use checks should be undertaken.
  • Configure and set for travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines, and level surfaces.
  • Manoeuvre in a confined space.
  • Configure and set for excavating duties.
  • Describe precautions and actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Generate cut trenches in various types of ground.
  • Generate consistent depths of the cut-in level and uneven ground.
  • Cut trenches up and down inclines.
  • Illustrate techniques for radius cutting.
  • Transferring materials into transporting vehicles.
  • Execute plant equipment shut down and securing procedures.
  • Describe the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

How is the Course assessed?

The completed trencher training ends with a theoretical and practical test.

What Certification will I receive?

Our trencher training is CPCS accredited. After successful completion of the course, trainees would be given a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card.

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Duration- 3 Days

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Types of Cards

Trained Operator Card (RED)

The CPCS Red Card, also known as the Trained Operator Card, is a card provided by the CPCS for those that are at the initial stage of their career in plant operation. This card verifies the core skills and knowledge to work in their chosen field (under supervision) while they complete the applicable SVQ or NVQ or other relevant vocational qualifications.

Once you've received your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years, you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.


Competent Operator Card (BLUE)

A Competent Operator Card (COC) is a standardized document issued by the UK's Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that allows individuals to become authorized construction site supervisors. It confirms that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through a competency based-test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test, and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).

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