CPCS Testing Report 2023

BAM Construction Training are thrilled to release our CPCS Testing Report 2023. This report showcases data based on every CPCS test that took place at our training centres between 1st January – 31st December 2023. Get the latest insights… including our CPCS testing pass rates! CPCS Testing Statistics Last year, 1073 candidates completed CPCS testing […]

Free Support for Construction Workers: Partners of Gement Connect

What is Gement Connect? BAM Construction Training is proud to announce our recent partnership with Gement Connect – a free upskilling programme that provides support for construction workers across the UK. The programme is fully funded by CITB, which means that it’s completely free to join! Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have 12 months to […]

10 Things You Need to Know About CPCS Training

What is a CPCS Qualification? CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) is the most widely recognised qualification scheme for plant operators in the UK. CPCS qualifications, which are awarded in the form of cards, are designed to prove that workers have the necessary training to safely operate specific types of construction machinery. Is CPCS Training a […]

CITB Release New Plant Standards

On July 31st 2023, CITB released their new Plant Standards for 8 categories of plant machinery: Dump Truck (Articulated) Excavator 360 (Above 10 Tonnes) Forward Tipping Dumper Industrial Counterbalance Forklift Plant and Vehicle Marshaller Ride on Roller Slinger/Signaller Telescopic Handler   What do these new plant standards mean? This means that training centres have had […]

Celebrating 10 Years of BAMCT

We’re thrilled to announce that July 2023 celebrated the 10th anniversary of BAM Construction Training. Over the past decade, we’ve dedicated ourselves to delivering the highest quality plant training – providing candidates with the skills & knowledge necessary to achieve their qualifications and thrive within a career in construction. During this time, we’re grateful to […]

How to Become a CPCS Qualified Crane Operator

Role and Responsibilities The role of a Crane Operator is to ensure the safe and efficient lifting of materials on construction sites. Their main responsibilities include: Completing lifting duties safely and efficiently Conducting daily machine safety checks Maintaining accurate records of daily activities Fitting an assortment of lift attachments Monitoring crane stability and load weights […]

CPCS vs NPORS: Which is best?

According to UK health and safety regulations, employers must ensure that all of their plant operators are sufficiently qualified. Two of the most common qualification schemes that employers look for are: CPCS – Construction Plant Competence Scheme NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme   These qualifications are rewarded in the form of cards, which […]

How To Renew Your CPCS Blue Card

What is the CPCS Blue Card? The CPCS Blue Card proves to employers that you have sufficient operating knowledge and several years of experience. The card lasts for 5 years and is often the next step for those with a CPCS Red Card. To gain your CPCS Blue card you must: Hold a CPCS Red […]

Get Site Ready in Just 1 Day: Book Your NPORS EWA Course with BAM CT

What is NPORS? Established in 1992, NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) is one of the UK’s leading accreditation and registration bodies. NPORS work across multiple industries including the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Distribution, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors. NPORS training courses offer flexibility whilst maintaining standards both nationally and internationally by working with […]

Prove Your Occupational Competency: Book Your NVQ Course with BAM CT

What is an NVQ? NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) are work-based qualifications based on national occupational standards. NVQs outline what skills and knowledge a person needs to have to be classed as competent in a particular occupation. They cover aspects such as current best practice, the ability to adapt to future requirements and help to underpin […]

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