360 Excavator Training Courses (CPCS A59)

Course introduction

360 Excavator Training Course – BAM Construction Training’s CPCS A58/A59 360 Excavator training course (6 day foundation) is designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with sufficient 360 excavator training which will enable them to competently and safely carry out the role of an excavator operator and pass the CPCS theory/practical assessments.

We also offer a 3 day experienced worker course for candidates who do not require practical training. If you are considering this option we recommend reading the activity instructions further down this page.

Please note that we run this course as 1 candidate to 1 machine for all practical training to ensure that candidates receive sufficient practical training time.


Course time 3 days


Course time 6 days


Candidates must have a valid health, safety and environment test for operatives (OPS) within the past 2 years (also referred to as the CSCS touch screen test). We can accommodate this at our centre for a fee of £50 (inc vat).

Course Learning Outcomes

Activity Instructions

Complete all manufacturer’ pre-start and running checks and prepare the excavator for travel.

Travel to the work area, up & down the slope, over rough terrain & pass through a restriction (800 mm).

Prepare and set the excavator for the relevant work.

Produce a vertical trench – 15m length, 1m deep ± 35mm and straight within ± 60mm.

Complete a square excavation with vertical sides at the end of the dug trench: 3x buckets wide ± 35mm depth.

Load materials into a vehicle (loaded to capacity) and change the bucket.

Reinstate the work area back to its original state.

Park the excavator and carry out shut-down and securing procedures.

A59 Excavator 2017 Pass Rates


A59 Excavator Theory test


A59 Endorsement A (Tracked)


A59 Endorsement B (Wheeled)


A59 Endorsement C (Lifting Ops)





Lifting Ops (C)



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