Price: Test £425, 2 day £725, 3 day £895, 4 day £1025


Course Content

  • 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 manufacturer’s 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

Who should attend

This CPCS telescopic forklift training course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a telescopic handler.


A: Industrial Telescopic

B: Up to 9 Metres

C: All Sizes Excluding 360 slew

D: All sizes Including 360 slew

E: Telescopic Handler –Suspended Loads

Course Overview

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Explain the need and function of appropriate documentation
  • Configure and ready for travel (site and highway
  • Travel over level surfaces with and without loads and, where applicable, on rough, undulating ground and inclines. (excluding suspended loads)
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces with and without loads (including suspended loads for endorsement E)
  • Follow given signals and instructions when travelling and manoeuvring with and without loads (including suspended loads for endorsement E)
  • Configure and set for all lifting, loading and transferring duties
  • Attach and remove attachments, including forks, for the movement of units loads
  • Attach and remove attachments and accessories for the movement of suspended loads
  • Explain actions required for proximity hazards Inc. underground and overhead services
  • Follow given signals and instructions during work activities
  • Lift and remove various loads up to full extension and working height of the telehandler
  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Determine the requirements for the lifting and transferring of suspended loads
  • Establish and comply with given signals and instructions
  • Lift various suspended loads from given locations Inc. vehicle bed and at height
  • Travel with and place various suspended loads at given locations Inc. a vehicle bed and at height
  • Minimise the swinging of loads during travel
  • List different types of lifting accessories and attachments compatible with telescopic handlers and suspended loads
  • Explain the correct and incorrect methods for attaching suspended loads to the machine
  • Explain how stability is affected by travelling with a raised boom and a suspended load (both regular and irregular)
  • Explain visibility issues and restrictions and with suspended loads
  • Place loads out of sight of the operator
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


2 Day Course (1 Day Training & 1 Day Testing)

3 Day Course (2 Day Training & 1 Day Testing)

4 Day Course (3 Day Training & 1 Day Testing)


On site – Apple Construction Training Centre

Off site – Contact a member of our sales team on 01295 770 789 for any queries 

Entry Requirements

To be able to enter and complete this course  you must have the following contents with you.

  • NI Number
  • Existing CSCS Card Number
  • Valid ID
  • In-date CITB HS&E Touch Screen Test*
  • Understanding to be able to read, write and speak English to a good level

*Delegates MUST have in-date CITB Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test which has been completed within two years of the course examination date. 


Mixture of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises, followed by one day assessment – CPCS technical tests.


Upon completed the course and passing the CPCS practical/theory tests, the delegate will be enable to obtain a Red Trained Operator Card. The card is valid for two years and for the availability to upgrade to Blue CPCS Card upon the completion of a Level 2 NVQ Qualification. 

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