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 operators with prior experience (but do not hold evidence of prior training) to be trained in the safe use of a REACH fork lift truck. 

Operators will be assessed on the day by the trainer and sign a statement of prior experience.

Entry requirements:

None

Delivery:

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

Assessment:

Operators are assessed on their: 

  • Ability to carry out a pre-use check
  • Theory  and understand of the operating limits and safe working practices 

Practical Ability to operate the truck safely.

Progression:

After completion of this existing user Novice course operators can progress onto other lift trucks including industrial Counterbalance and Telehandler.

Or progress onto off road Telehandler for the construction and farming industries.

Candidates can also progress onto NVQ courses in Warehousing and Transport

Additional campus/course information:

  • Llangefni

    The course is available at our dedicated lift truck training centre in Llangefni or can be delivered on customer premises. 

    The RTITB REACH 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
  • Remote Learning

    The course is available at our dedicated lift truck training centre in Llangefni or can be delivered on customer premises. 

    The RTITB REACH 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