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CPCS Dump Truck: Articulated Chassis A56 - experienced operators (2 days)

Cost: £875 no VAT charged
Duration: 2 days
Locations: Bircham (Norfolk) 
Dates: Call 0344 994 4433
Funding: See Grants and funding below

This course is for experienced operators of dump truck with an articulated chassis, who need a formal qualification.

You gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the technical test at the end.

If you have limited or no experience, you should do our longer 5-day course.

Please make sure that you have read and understood the entry requirements (see below) and booking terms and conditions for this course.

Course content

  • Risks associated with quick hitch devices and how to use them safely.
  • Operating the machine to a minimum standard
  • Fitting and operating ancillary equipment
  • Siting the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carrying out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Preparing the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • The capabilities of each machine, its purpose and limitations
  • All safety precautions necessary for the correct operation of the machine
  • How diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate
  • Which routine adjustments and servicing procedures are necessary, and how to carry them out.

Teaching and assessment

  • 1 day learning through mix of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises
  • 1 day assessment - CPCS technical tests.

Qualifications you get

  • CPCS Trained Operator Card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical tests
  • CITB National Construction College e-certificate available on request.

Mandatory entry requirements

  • CITB health, safety and environment test passed no more than two years before the course start date.


  • Can you name and explain the purpose and principle components, controls and terminology?
    Can undertake pre-start, running checks according to manufacturers’ handbook/manual conforming to regulations and legislation?
  • Can you configure the machine for site and highway travel?
  • Travel in a forward/reverse direction, through restrictions, confined areas, on level ground, undulating ground and inclines in an unladen/laden condition and be competent in hill start procedures?
  • Can you explain the actions required for hazards, both above and below ground?
  • Would you know how to position the machine to receive loads?
  • Do you know how to discharge the load into trenches and over edges?
  • Do you understand the importance of maintaining a safe and tidy working area?
  • Do you know how to carry out shutdown and securing procedures?
  • Can you explain the loading and unloading procedure for machine transporting?


You will need to revise the theory questions before the course as there will only be a short time for this on the course

By booking a course, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Grants and funding

Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit our grant pages.

Need more information?

Call 0344 994 4433 for more information about this course.

Further training

After gaining experience on site at level 1, you must complete a NVQ/SVQ level 2 within 2 years to get the CPCS competent operator card (blue card).