Plant Courses

Get accredited with one of the UK’s most recognised carding schemes — NPORS or CPCS — and easily upgrade or renew your cards with our NVQ assessments.

CPCS - Plant Operations

NPORS - Plant Operations

The Apple construction approach

When it comes to our construction plant training, Apple Construction is a specialist provider of the two most recognized carding schemes in the industry – NPORS ‘National Plant Operators Registration Scheme’ & CPCS ‘Construction Plant Competence Scheme’.

We’re also able to offer NVQ Assessments for our full plant offering, allowing candidates to upgrade/renew their cards as required.


Under scheme rules, the CPCS Red card is non-renewable. CPCS will allow an extension upon registration of the NVQ Level 2. Subject to scheme rules.

CPCS Red Card should be progressed to CPCS Blue card within 2 years of qualification, via the OSAT NVQ route.

The CPCS Blue Card is valid for 5 years and can be renewed in accordance with scheme rules.

CPCS Plant operators categories, require you to have passed the CSCS HSE test within 2 years.

CPCS category A62 Crane supervisor requires a CSCS SPVR test passed within 2 years

CPCS category A61 Appointed Person, requires a CSCS MAP test passed within 2 years

If your organisation are CITB Levy contributors then TUTS Group will hold your hand through the grant claim process. Be sure to speak to our training team prior to booking.

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CPCS is the most recognised accreditation for plant operations within the construction industry. Other accreditations which are also recognised within the industry are available from TUTS Group:





If you operate plant outside of the construction industry, then speak to our training team to confirm the correct accreditation for you.

You only need a DVLA Driving licence to operate vehicles on the public highway.

Your card is automatically applied for as part of our ‘results processing’ procedure. Most cards are received within 1 – 2 weeks (depending on any delays with the Awarding Organization).

We will issue you with a pass letter (upon achieving the standard) which will be accepted on site until your card is received.


NPORS is the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme. NPORS is the most widely recognised nationally accredited certification scheme for plant operators. NPORS is accepted on the majority of construction sites, as well as logistics, manufacturing, events, installations etc.

Yes, the majority of sites now accept NPORS. Please check with the PC on your site.

NPORS can be delivered at any site, subject to site requirements. Apple Construction Group deliver some NPORS categories at our flagship test Centre in Northampton shire.

Apple Construction GROUP is here to help. We are available to train & test on most Saturdays. Please note that some categories of training & testing have a small surcharge for delivery at weekends and out of normal trading hours.

Either holding an expired card for the specific category. A certification under another awarding body e.g. ITSSAR/IPAF etc. 2 years of demonstrable experience as a minimum, operating the specific plant.

Yes, you must ensure that you take, or have taken the NOCN Health Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 Years.

Yes, if you only use your nominated Plant category for a specific task you can receive an NPORS card specific to that duty.

The NPORS HSE Test card is valid for 2 Years.

The NPORS Card with the NOCN CSCS embossed logo is valid for 2 years.

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