CPCS Straight to Blue/Red Card Expired – CPCS Appointed Person

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Duration: 5 Days

Cost: £1595 + vat +  registration fees with the awarding body (No VAT on reg fees)

Funding Available : Grants are available for companies registered with Cskills. Please check with your local grant office for more information.

**The package is for experienced delegates only**


Pre Course Requirement

Delegates must be highly experienced and have a good level of prior knowledge in planning lifts safely.
The Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals (MAP) must have been achieved within the two years prior to attending.
Evidence of at least two lifts that have been planned by the delegate is essential and should be ready for submission on the assessment day.

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).

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Target Delegates

This programme is aimed at individuals who are highly experienced in lift planning and wish to obtain their CPCS Blue card in the quickest and most cost effective way.

The package is also ideal for card holders who have allowed their CPCS Red card to expire over the 12 month grace period and would like to re-enter the scheme by obtaining the CPCS Blue card in the same category.

This package is aimed at experienced delegates only and a minimum of two years experience in the discipline is recommended. Delegates must also have the ability to cope with an intensive assessment and testing process and be able to discuss their work with others.


Course Content

The assessment route comprises of two elements- the CPCS training and technical tests (theory and practical) and the Level 5 NVQ Diploma.

CPCS Appointed Person Training/ Testing 

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to prepare and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements. On the final day of the course delegates will sit the CPCS Technical Tests theory and practical.

Level 5 NVQ Diploma

During the five days, delegates are also required to complete the Level 5 NVQ assessment to prove their competence in the discipline. To complete this assessment delegates must be able to submit evidence of at least two lifts that they have planned and two written statements explaining how this was done (please see evidence example below). The assessment will culminate with an audio recorded discussion that aims to satisfy any un-evidenced performance criteria.

For further details on the separate elements of the package please also see:

Please click here evidence example:

L5 NVQ Diploma Evidence Example



On Successful completion delegates will be awarded the Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card which will last for 5 years. Along with this a nationally recognised certificate of acheivement for level 5 NVQ Diploma will be issued by the awarding body, Cskills Awards.

Please allow up to 6 weeks from completion for the card and certificates to be issued. (A covering letter can be provided if needed).


Next Stage

Your Blue CPCS card has a 5 year expiry. To renew your Blue CPCS card please click the link to CPCS Blue Card Renewal


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