General Questions

We advise all candidates to arrive at our centre for 7:30am, ready for training at 8:00am.

Candidates will be notified of their test times on their training day. If you would like to know your test time before training, please call the office on 01189 790 030.

Late arrivals on test day will not be tolerated.

There is free on-site parking at both our centres. We offer complimentary tea/coffee throughout the day. We do not provide lunch but there is a delivery service at our Wokingham centre.

BAM Construction Training run various courses throughout the month. We can potentially book you onto a course which starts in one or two weeks time. However, if you don’t require the course immediately, we can also take bookings a few months in advance.

We require payment to be made upfront unless advised otherwise.

Cancellation must be made in writing and the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • More than 31 days before the course start date – No fee
  • Between 15 and 30 days before the course start date – 50% fee
  • Between 0 and 14 days before the course start date – 100% fee

To participate in any course candidates will be required to read, write, speak and understand English. For example, they must be able to read and understand a daily newspaper and hold a conversation in English. If not, a registered interpreter should be agreed upon prior to the course.

If a candidate requires an interpreter but does not arrange for one, we will not be held liable.

If you or your delegates have any special needs or requirements, please let us know so that we can do our best to accommodate. We also urge you to let us know of any existing medical conditions so that we can be fully prepared in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Access official HSE revision materials via the CITB website.

No, we cannot. BAM Construction Training Ltd are a VAT registered business (GB168820580) which means all of our services are subject to VAT.

No – we might not have a course scheduled but we may be able to set one up for you.

Not necessarily! There are many courses that we can run for clients which are not always advertised on our course calendar. In most cases we are able to accommodate your requirements. Please contact us for further enquiries.

Please bring the following items with you:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (i.e. Hard Hat, Hi-Vis Jacket, Safety Boots, Gloves)
  2. Form of Identity showing address and photo (i.e. driving license, passport)
  3. Relevant CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test Pass Certification. Candidates must have passed the appropriate test within 2 years prior to:
    • The date of the CPCS Technical Test or Onsite Assessment; and
    • The date on which the card application is received by CITB.

CPCS Questions

To achieve your CPCS Red Trained Operator Card you must pass the relevant:

  1. CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
  2. CPCS Theory Test
  3. CPCS Practical Test


Achieve your CPCS card with help from our CPCS Training Courses.

The Red Trained Operator Card lasts for 2 years. You will need to complete the relevant Health, Safety & Environment Test, CPCS Theory Test, and CPCS Practical Test.

The Blue Competent Operator Card lasts for 5 years but requires an NVQ in addition to the above requirements.

No, we do not guarantee a pass on any of our training courses.

Our courses include one theory test and one practical test. If you fail one of these tests we will always try to accommodate a retest for you at a discounted rate.

The CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card can be renewed by:

  • Completing a CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last two years
  • Completing the relevant Renewal Test
  • Then one of the following three options:
    • Complete a logbook
    • Achieve your practical tests at our centre
    • Pass an on-site assessment


Renewals differ from person to person depending on how many categories of plant are held, when the ticket started, and when it expires. If you are unsure what you need to do to renew your card, get in touch and we will be happy to tell you how to reinstate your card.

To go upgrade from a Red Trained Operator Card to a Blue Competent Operator Card, you’ll need to complete the relevant NVQ.

Check out our NVQ page or speak to one of the team to find out what’s involved.

You can call CPCS on 0844 815 72 74 and request a new card for a small fee of £30.

Enquire using the form below. Please keep in mind that the more available dates you provide us with, the more likely we are able to fit you onto a course. We do not run courses on Sunday.

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