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 who have prior formal training on a Reach or Counterbalance.

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 understanding of the operating limits and safe working practices
  • Practical Ability to operate the truck safely.

Progression:

After completion of this conversion course operators can progress onto other lift trucks including industrial 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 and Counterbalance Lift Trucks (often referred to as forklifts) 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 and Counterbalance Lift Trucks (often referred to as forklifts) 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