What is CPCS?
The Construction Plant Competency Scheme (CPCS) is the largest and most highly recognised card scheme for the plant industry. More than 280,000 individuals carry the card and it is required to be able to operate on most major contractors sites in the UK
The usual process for operators to enter the scheme is by first gaining a (Red)Trained Operator Card, then progressing to the (Blue) Competent Operator Card. Once the operator has the (Blue) Competent Card, they can renew it every 5 years.
Step 2 - Training
The CPCS (Red) Trained Operator card proves that you have met the required level to begin working on site with the machine.
It lasts for 2 years and during this time you are expected to build your work experience as an operator to pass the Level 2 Plant Operator NVQ.
You can't renew this card, it must be upgraded by completing the NVQ.