360 Excavator Above and Below 10 Tonnes

  • construction_courseFees £2360
  • construction_course7 Days


To get this card you need to (in this order):

- Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test.

- Achieve the CPCS theory test (within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)

- Achieve the CPCS practical test (within six months of the CPCS theory test and within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test).

Both CPCS theory and practical tests are delivered by an approved CPCS test centre. The test centre will apply for the card.

Content of the course


Day One:

  • Introduction & explanation of CPCS qualification.
  • Health and safety legislation as it applies to Plant operators.
  • Theoretical knowledge of operating 360 excavator.


Day Two:

  • Daily/weekly checks of machine.
  • Familiarity with the equipment and use of operator’s manual.
  • Explanation of requirements of CPCS practical tests.
  • Initial familiarity with operation of the 360 excavator.


Days Three – Five:

  • Practical operation of the 360 excavator, including:
  • Excavation of material.
  • Stockpiling.
  • Tipper loading.
  • Operating on inclines.
  • Safe use of the quick hitch.
  • Using the excavator for lifting operations.


Day Six:

  • Continued practice in preparation for CPCS Tests.


Day Seven:

  • Theory and Practical assessments for the CPCS Red Card Excavator 360, above 10 tonnes tracked.

Pre-requisites and additional information

Delegates MUST have passed their CSCS Health, Safety, and Environment Test within the last 2 years (to the date of the actual CPCS tests). Delegates that arrive without a valid CSCS HSE pass will not be permitted to attend and will lose the full cost of the course.

Candidates must bring photo ID in order to take their CPCS tests.

Please note that if you do not pass the CPCS Theory Test then you are not permitted to attempt the CPCS Practical Test. Additional fees apply if re-tests are required.

Course Times

Approximately 7.45am – 5.00pm. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • provide identification for plant operators and those involved with plant operations by recognising skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications

  • raise health, safety and environment standards through a programme of Health, safety and environment testing to prove workers have met minimum standards

  • provide standards of learning and assessment to equip individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to seek employment within the industry

  • provide or improve employment prospects for individuals and experienced operators

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