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Loading Shovel

Course Objectives

  • State the names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Use the operators handbook and other relevant information
  • Complete pre use and running checks
  • Set the loading shovel for site and road travel
  • Travel over rough and undulating terrain in a loaded and unloaded state
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction with and without a load
  • Carry out excavations from an embankment
  • Load various types of materials into receptacles
  • Ensure load integrity and security
  • Keep within safe working parameters
  • Backfill, spread and level differing types of materials
  • Place the loading shovel in an out of service condition
  • Explain the loading and unload procedures on and off a transporter

NVQ Requirements

Successful completion of the experienced workers assessment or novice training will lead to the award of a CPCS Trained Operator Card (red).

This card is valid for two years and in that time the operator is expected to complete the required NVQ units, upon completion the operator will be able to apply for a CPCS Competent Card (Blue).


This course will provide candidates with thorough practical and theory training in operating a Wheeled Loading Shovel, enabling the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

This course is suitable for potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.

Course Prices

1 Day: £375

3 Day: £541

5 Day: £720

All prices are per person and minimum of 3 persons to attend.

Prices are for onsite training only. Additional fees for off site training as well as accommodation and travel.

Course Fees

From £499

Course Duration

5 Days

Awarding Body


Assessment Type

Site/Classroom based

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