Course Code: A59a

The CPCS A59a course aims to provides candidate with thorough practical and theory training for operating a 360 degree Excavator (Tracked) in order to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

During the 5 day novice course, candidates will use both our 14 tonne and 8 tonne tracked excavators and also get a demonstration of the Prolec Machine Control System.

CPCS A59a novice courses are also available at CTUK in Straford-Upon-Avon, who we have recently formed a partnership with, please contact us for more information.

All prices are excluding VAT


Upcoming Course Dates

Location Date Places Available
Doncaster Plant & Heavy Lifting Training Centre - Doncaster21/10/20191
Doncaster Plant & Heavy Lifting Training Centre - Doncaster28/10/20190 (Fully Booked)

About the course

This is a Novice level course:Our Novice level courses are for delegates who have had little or no training on the equipment.

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

  • Describe the nature of the industry sector and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with manufacturers' requirements as per the operators' handbook, other sources of information and the relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre-use checks.
  • Configure and set ready for travel (site and highway, where applicable).
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces.
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces.
  • Configure and set for excavating duties.
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground.
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials.
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers.
  • Attach and remove buckets.
  • Lift, move and place basic slung loads.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.



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

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