CPCS A62 Crane Supervisor/Lift Supervisor - Qualification Title: CSkills Awards L4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Supervising Lifts (Construction) (QCF) 6 - 9 months. Code: QUB919 Please call for help & information 0844 225 0240

Pre Course Requirement

Anyone wishing to attempt a CPCS Technical Test leading to the award of a CPCS card MUST have evidence that they have undertaken and passed the relevant Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last 2 years of taking the technical test.

This is a 45 minute touch screen multiple choice test consisting of 50 questions. This test can be taken at various Person Vue test centres though out the country, you can arrange your own test and locate your nearest test centre by clicking here. Person Vue

For the CPCS Crane Supervisors course you would need The Health Safety & Environment test for Specialist Supervisors or MAP Test.

Revision is strongly recommended for the Health & Safety Test; revision books, DVDs and downloads are available from CITB store

The Mobile Phone App is available from iTunes

For the CPCS Crane Supervisor course, it is recommended that prior to attending this course individuals should have some experience of working with lifting equipment, especially mobile cranes.

About the data we need from you:

In order to process the booking we will ask for the following information:
- Company Name
- Company Address
- Company Invoice Address 
- Your Contact Telephone Number
- Your Email Address 

In order to register the candidate for the test we are required to gather the following information about you: 

- Name 
- Date of Birth
- Scheme registration number if known (if not then we will gain this by accessing your Cskills record online)
- National Insurance Number 
- Email 

We need this information to verify your identity and ensure we locate the correct record on the system. This information is shared only with CPCS and the awarding body Cskills and no other body or organisation (Ainscough Training certification will not be shared at all). For more details on our privacy statement please click: https://www.ainscoughtraining.co.uk/news.asp

Target Delegates

This course is aimed at service leavers who wish to use their ELCAS funding to gain a career in Lifting Operations as a Crane Supervisor. On successful completion they will achieve the CSkills Awards L4 NVQ Diploma in Supervising Lifting Operations (Code QUB919) - Supervising Lifts (Construction) (QCF) and the Blue CPCS card, which is accepted on any UK Contractors Site (UKCG) 

Course Content

Qualification Code: QUB919
Qualification Title: Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts
CPCS Card:(If applicable) Crane Supervisor (A62)
Awarding Body: Cskills Awards 
Expected Completion Time:  as quickly as needed. Maximum time frame 6-9 months 

Prior to the Assessment you will attend a 4 day CPCS Crane Supervisor course:

Course Aim and Contents:

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to 
understand the role and responsibility of the Crane Supervisor. Following successful completion of 
the course candidates will be able understand and follow safe systems of work for lifting operations 
including risk assessments and method statements.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice ‐ BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation ‐ crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Safe Load Indicators (SLI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Preparing a lift site in accordance with the AP’s safe system of work (end test)

Please note that the CPCS Technical (Theory) test questions are available to review prior to attending the course. Please click hyperlink below:


The date for your Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts will be arranged on an individual basis.

A62 Theory Test Questions 


On successful completion of the process, the candidate will be awarded the Cskills Awards L4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Supervising Lifts (Construction) (QCF) (Code QUB919)

Provided the candidate has an in date Supervisors Health & Safety Test the Blue Competent Operator Card can then be applied for. These cards last for 5 years.

Next Stage

The CSkills Awards L4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Supervising  Lifts (Construction) (QCF) is a life long qualification, however if you wish to renew your CPCS blue card please click the link below:

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