CPCS A12 180 Excavator Above 5 Tonnes

The CPCS A12 course aims to provides candidate with thorough practical and theory training for operating a 180 degree Excavator in order to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

This is a 5 day novice course.

All prices are excluding VAT

About the course


Through a combination of targeted training and experience, candidates will be able to:

  • Operating the machinery 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
  • How to interpret the information provided by level pegs, profiles and so on
  • What routine adjustments and plant servicing procedures are necessary, and how to carry them out


Candidates must have taken a CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test (within the last two years).