About the training
MPH Training was setup in 2008 specifically to comply fully with the requirements of the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) that came into force for all test centre’s from 1st January 2009.
Our goal is to make your employees safer and more productive in their jobs.
We work alongside companies to deliver bespoke training to meet their individual needs.
All of our testers and trainers are professionally qualified and have a vast amount of experience gained both in the industry and training environments.
CPCS is a card scheme administered by Cskills to prove the skill of plant operators, it has now arguably become the most widely recognised card scheme for plant operators in the UK. Nearly all big construction sites require their operators to hold a red CPCS card as a minimum.
Whether you require a Red Trained Operator Card, a Blue Competence Card, or you are moving from a Red Trained Operator card to a Blue Competent Operator card, MPH have the right people and facilities to ensure that your operators receive the best preparation to become competent operators when they get out on to site.
Prior to being registered for your CPCS Theory and Practical test, you must pass the CSkills Health and Safety Test (if not passed in the last 2 years);
You will be required to complete a Theory Assessment per category, sample question can be found at www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs It is recommended that these questions are viewed, as the Practical Assessment cannot be taken before successful completion of the Theory Assessment.
We are able to deliver an extensive range of testing and training across a wide variety of categories:
A16 Industrial Forklift Truck
A25 Mobile Elevated Work Platform Scissor
A26 Mobile Elevated Work Platform Boom
A33 Agricultural Tractor
A39 Skip Handler
A60 Mobile Crane
A61 Appointed Person
A62 Crane Superviser
A68 Plant Driving
The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) was established in 1992 and is now one of the UKs leading accreditation and registration bodies. NPORS works across the construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing and distribution, agricultural, ports and marine sectors. It offers flexibility, whilst maintaining standards both nationally and internationally, by working with industry and accredited training providers.
- Abrasive Wheels
- Cable Avoidance Tools
- Harness and Fall Arrest Course
- Industrial Counterbalance Lift Truck
- Industrial Telescopic Handler
- Mini Excavator 360
- Rear Dump Truck
- Lorry Loader
- Manual Handling
- M.E.W.P. Boom
- M.E.W.P. Scissor Lift
- Material Re-Handler 360
- Plant Mover
- Road Roller
- Skidsteer Loader
- Safe Working at Height
- Safety Awareness
- Skip Lorries
- Telescopic Handler
- Agricultural Tractor
- Rough Terrain Lift Truck
- Excavator 180/360
- Forward Tipping Dumper
- Forward Tipping Mini Dumper
- Landfill Compactor
- Loading Shovel
Gaining the relevant NVQ will help you change from a Red Trained Operator card to a Blue Competent Operator card. We deliver both OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training) & EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment) NVQ’s to gain the CPCS 5 year blue competence card. You must have passed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last two years. Without this, you will not be permitted to take the CPCS Technical Tests, theory and practical.
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma – Slinger/Signaller
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma – Cranes & Specialist Lifting Plant
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma – Excavating Plant
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma – Bituminous Paving
Cskills Awards L5 NVQ Diploma – Planning Lifts
Cskills Awards L4 NVQ Diploma – Supervising Lifts
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma – Land Driller Support Operative (QCF402 only)
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate – Cranes & Specialist Lifting
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate – Extracting Plant
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate – Fork-Lift Trucks
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate – Processing Plant
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate – Transporting Loads
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate – Work Platforms
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate – Compacting Plant
If you don’t feel CPCS or NPORS is the right card scheme for you we are able to do site based competence tests in the workplace, plastic ID cards will be provided along with certification to ensure your complying with legislation.
Health & Safety
We have facilities to deliver a range of courses here at MPH and can also provide instructors to carry out the training at your workplace.
C&G Confined Spaces Low/Med Risk 1-2 Days
Fire Risk Assessment
First Aid at Work/Refresher
Emergency First Aid at Work
NEBOSH National General Certificate
IOSH Safety for Senior Executives
IOSH Directing Safely
IOSH Managing Safely
IOSH Supervising Safely
IOSH Working Safely
Face Fit Testing
Cskills SMSTS, SMSTS Refresher & SSSTS
Cskills Health & Safety Awareness
Ladders & Trestles Inspection
Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels
UKATA Asbestos Awareness Category
“Very Impressed with my weeks course, the staff and trainers were very friendly and helpful. I was very nervous doing my 360 excavator 10+ tonne being a complete novice, but was put at ease and succesfully passed my 5 Day Course. Thanks Guys, Couldn’t recommend enough.” – Scottie Aitken 30th April 2017
“Very pleased with the professional way the examiners conducted my 360 excavator test. Needless to say I passed with flying colours” – Jon Taylor 2nd May 2017
“Did my articulated dump truck course there 12th to 14th June 2017. Course content and intructor training was excellent, would recommend it to anyone who wants to get into the industry, 1st class training providers.” – Rico Yon 14th June 2017
Why choose us
Expert work from a qualified team