A17 Telehandler – Novice


This course is designed for plant operatives who have less than 12 months on-site experience operating a telescopic handler. It aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to pass both elements of the CPCS technical test.


To provide the candidate with a thorough understanding of both the CPCS theory test and the CPCS practical test that comprise the CPCS technical test for category A17 telescopic handler. Candidates will receive guidance on how to answer the theory test questions and revision materials that will enable them to complete the tests with confidence.


Successful candidates will achieve a Red CPCS trained operator card valid for two years. During this two year period candidates will need to achieve the relevant plant NVQ that will enable them to upgrade their Red card to a Blue CPCS competent operator card.

Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements

It is important that all delegates have a good understanding of spoken and written English and have the operating experience as described in the ‘Introduction’ of this course overview. Candidates must have passed the CSCS H&S touch screen test within two years of taking the CPCS technical test.

Extra Information

Candidates should bring appropriate PPE and a passport photo.

We offer courses for all categories of plant listed under the CPCS Scheme. Please call us for more details.