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CPCS Pilots New Provisional Card

CPCS have worked with the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) to support the skills shortage within the piling sector.

CPCS have worked with the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) to support the skills shortage within the piling sector.

The main problem the piling sector face alongside the shortage of skills, is that much of the required training is not suited to training centre environments, due to the high cost and environmental impacts associated with actually installing piles that cannot then be removed.

We are pleased to announce that we will be piloting the NEW Yellow Provisional Card, which will be free of charge.

CPCS Piling Card - Yellow Background, man wearing glasses

Route of Entry

To obtain one of these cards, the individual must complete the following:

  • HS&E Operatives Test
  • Level 1 Award in Simulation (Simulated Piling Rig, Min 70 Hours)
  • Achieving the simulated “end test”
  • Achieve A CPCS Theory test in relevant Category (e.g. A48 Piling Rig Bored > 20t)

FPS will complete the application with the required evidence of achievements and submit directly to CPCS.

Additional information:

  • Provisional Card valid for 6 months.
  • Categories to be endorsed on the back of the card as required for the occupation.
  • Theory test also valid for 6 months.


All of this allows sufficient time for the Provisional Card Holder to gain the practical skills and experience they need on site to enable them to achieve a CPCS Practical Test.

Existing Red & Blue Card Routes will be followed on successful completion of the CPCS Practical Technical Test (CPCS will be notified, and relevant CPCS card issued)

 

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