Personal Learning Account

Are you aged over 19 and earning under £26,000? Or, has your employment been negatively impacted by Covid-19? Then this course could be available for free through the Personal Learning Account.

How to apply: To apply through the Personal Learning Account, visit this information page.

Is this course right for me?

For Delegates with no prior experience of operating lift trucks

The RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck (often referred to as a forklift) operator training course will give you the skills to operate the truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection, and recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability.

This course covers, but is not limited to, the following areas;

  • Lift truck controls and instruments
  • Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • On/off ramp driving
  • Vehicle loading and unloading
  • Stacking and destacking
  • Lift truck stability
  • The operators’ safety code

Entry requirements:

None

Delivery:

Learning through a mix of e-learning, classroom-based teaching and practical exercises

Assessment:

  • Complete online e-Truck training
  • Complete paper based theory assessment
  • Complete a pre-use check
  • Complete a practical assessment

Progression:

  • 1 day Conversion to REACH truck operator
  • 1 day management of work based transport