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?

This course is for people with limited or no experience who want to learn to operate a telescopic handler. 

You gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical tests at the end.

For experienced operators who require a formal qualification can do our condensed course

Entry requirements:

CITB Health, safety and environmental test passed no more than two years before the course start date


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


4 days learning through a mix of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises

1 day assessment - CPCS technical tests


You could choose one of the many different courses available at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Additional campus/course information:

  • Llangefni

    Course content

    • Operate the machine for all normal tasks
    • Decide whether a particular load is safe to lift
    • Carry out routine servicing procedures and maintenance as necessary, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
    • Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
    • Understand the effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
    • Know how to load, store and transport representative materials
    • Understand the basic construction of pallets