Skid Steer Training Course (CPCS A23)

Foundation: 3 Days - Experienced: 2 Days


BAM Construction Training’s CPCS A23 Bobcat / Skid Steer training course (3 day foundation) is designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with sufficient skid steer training which will enable them to competently and safely carry out the role as a skid steer operator and pass the CPCS theory/practical assessments.

We also offer a 2 day experienced worker course for candidates who do not require practical training.

Eligibility: 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).

Skid Steer Training (CPCS A23) - Learning Outcomes

Through a combination of targeted skid steer training and experience, an individual with the skid steer loader will be able to:

Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.

Configure & set for extraction & loading duties. Explain actions required for hazards.

Name & explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls & terminology.

Extract differing types of materials. Form stockpiles. Construct (temporary) ramps.

Conform with manufacturer requirements and relevant regulations/legislation. Undertake all pre-use checks.

Sort & place materials into transporting vehicles & hoppers. Backfill, spread & level ground.

Prepare for travel and manoeuvre in confined spaces with and without loads.

Carry out shut down and securing procedures. Explain the procedures for transportation.

Activity Instructions

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

Using materials from the bank, create an upward ramp (length: 1.5x length, width: 1.5x, incline: 18%)

With & without loads, travel up & down a slope and start / stop in both directions. Travel over rough terrain.

Load materials into a vehicle (minimum 8x bucket full loads).

Reverse with a load in a straight line (15m) and pass through a restriction (max clearance under 800mm).

Clean and tidy the work area.

Prepare & set the skid steer for the relevant work.

Park the skid steer and carry out shut-down and securing procedures

CPCS A23 Skid Steer 2017 Pass Rates


A23 Skid Steer Theory Test


A23 Skid Steer Practical Test

3 Day Course: £995+vat

Day 1: Theory Training. Day 2: Practical Training. Day 3: Theory and Practical Tests.

2 Day Course: £795+vat

Day 1: Theory Training. Day 3: Theory and Practical Tests.

CPCS A23 Skid Steer training courses are run on demand. Please contact us to request dates and availability for this course.