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CPCS A Skills Card for the Plant Industry www.cskills.org/cpcs. Brian Pells CPCS Assistant Product Manager. FORMAT. Items covered:. CPCS Management Consultation New Scheme ConstructionSkills Plant Grants. What is CPCS?. Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

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cpcs a skills card for the plant industry www cskills org cpcs

CPCSA Skills Card for the Plant Industrywww.cskills.org/cpcs

Brian Pells

CPCS Assistant Product Manager

format
FORMAT

Items covered:

  • CPCS
  • Management
  • Consultation
  • New Scheme
  • ConstructionSkills Plant Grants
what is cpcs
What is CPCS?
  • Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

is a card scheme to prove the skills of plant

operators

  • CPCS is the largest and most highly recognised

Card scheme for the plant industry

  • It helps to prove worker’s operating skills and

health and safety awareness

  • CPCS provides a single skills card for the plant

sector of the construction industry

managed
MANAGED
  • Managed by Employers:
    • Construction Plant-Hire Association (CPA)
    • Construction Confederation (CC)
    • Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS)
    • National Federation Demolition Contractors (NFDC)
    • Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA)
    • Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI), Epic Ltd
    • FMB, Lantra Awards, Unions and the HSE
  • Accepted by Major Contractors Group (MCG)

and Major Home Builders Group (MHBG)

consultation
CONSULTATION
  • Intense period of consultation in 2007
  • Industry and Training Provider Meetings
  • Mailed over 11,000 employers
  • Consulted directly with federations and associations
  • Received direct feedback from individuals and companies representing over 44,000 employees
new scheme overview
NEW SCHEME:Overview

Retention of:

  • ConstructionSkills Health & Safety Test
  • S/NVQ
  • CPCS Logbook
  • Operator cards

Introduction of:

  • CPCS Test Centres
  • CPCS Testers/Trainers
  • CPCS Technical Tests
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NEW SCHEME:Underpinning Principles

  • Independent assessment of operating ability and underpinning knowledge at entry into the Scheme and at the point of renewal
  • Separation of testing and training
  • Training tailored to meet individual requirements against a training syllabus and delivered through a variety of channels
  • Competence
new scheme cpcs technical test
NEW SCHEME: CPCS Technical Test

A new core element:

  • Supported by a training syllabus
  • Two component parts
    • CPCS Theory Test
    • CPCS Practical Test

The S/NVQ will only need to be passed once

for a family of categories

new scheme competence card renewals
NEW SCHEME: Competence Card Renewals
  • Underpinned by the principle of independent assessment of on-going competence against national standards
  • Health and Safety Test
  • Practical ability demonstrated through:

- logbook hours,

- On-Site Assessment or CPCS Practical Test

  • Renewal Theory Test to be taken to support all Competence card renewals from 1 January 2009
new scheme how will it be delivered
NEW SCHEME: How will it be delivered?
  • CPCS Test Centres offering a complete package of services from accredited CPCS Test Sites:
    • Deliver/arrange Health & Safety Tests
    • Deliver CPCS Technical Tests
    • Deliver/arrange S/NVQ Level 2 Plant Operations
  • CPCS Testers working through CPCS Test Centres.
  • CPCS Trainers accredited as appropriately qualified to train operators.
  • CPCS Monitors assuring the quality of the Tests
operator routes through the new scheme moving directly to a competence card
OPERATOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NEW SCHEME:Moving directly to a Competence card

An operator will be required to:

  • Pass the Health & Safety Test
  • Pass the CPCS Theory Test
  • Pass the CPCS Practical Test
  • Have the relevant S/NVQ/Units
operator routes through the new scheme working towards a trained operator card
OPERATOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NEW SCHEME: Working towards a Trained operator card

An operator will be required to:

  • Carry out any necessary training
  • Pass the Health & Safety Test
  • Pass CPCS Theory Test
  • Pass CPCS Practical Test
operator routes through the new scheme moving from a trained operator card to a competence card
OPERATOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NEW SCHEME: Moving from a Trained operator card to a Competence card

An operator will be required to:

Pass the relevant S/NVQ and any additional units appropriate to the category of plant required, within the

2 year life of the card.

new scheme logbook
NEW SCHEME Logbook:

The Logbook rules:

  • Issued once with 1st Competence card only
  • All entries of operating hours to be fully endorsed and traceable
  • From 1st Jan to be independently validated and quality assured

The format of the Logbook has been updated:

  • Reduced in size.
  • Ring-binder to enable additional pages to be inserted.
  • Tabs to enable operating hours for each category to be clearly separated.
new scheme costs
NEW SCHEME: Costs

CPCS Technical Test Fees

  • CPCS Theory Test Notification Fee £25
  • CPCS Practical Test Notification Fee £25
  • Additional fees for Advanced Technical Tests, Appointed Persons Tests and Out of Hours Tests are applicable
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CITB-ConstructionSkills Plant Grants 2008 - 2009CPCS Technical Test – Theory Element

  • Theory Test - £100
  • An employer can (if eligible) claim for up to two
  • Standard or Advanced Theory Tests per individual
  • in each CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants scheme
  • year.
citb constructionskills plant grants 2008 2009 cpcs technical test practical element
CITB-ConstructionSkills Plant Grants 2008 - 2009CPCS Technical Test – Practical Element

Group A

  • Practical Test - £725 (360 Excavator)

Group B

  • Practical Test - £425 (Forward Tipping Dumber)

Group C

  • Practical Test - £325 (Ride on Roller)

An employer can (if eligible) claim for up to two

Standard or Advanced Practical Tests

per individual in each CITB-ConstructionSkills

Grants scheme year.

citb constructionskills grants 2008 2009 training and development plan
CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants 2008 -2009Training and Development Plan
  • £10 per employee, for producing your Plan based on the number of employees declared in your 2008 Levy Return.
  • There is a £500 minimum payment for each employer.
  • £27.50 per person per day.
citb constructionskills grants short duration off the job training
CITB-ConstructionSkills GrantsShort Duration off-the-job Training
  • Attendance on plant training necessary to prepare an operator for the CPCS Technical (Theory and Practical) Test. £35 per day per person for each day of training lasting for a minimum of six hours training per day.
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CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants 2008 - 2009

  • Health & Safety Test Grant £17.50
  • S/NVQ Achievement grant of £500
  • OSAT £100 Action Plan plus above S/NVQ grant

An employer will receive an additional 25%

supplementary payment automatically if eligible

and certain application conditions are met.

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Further information

www.cskills.org/grant

www.cskills.org/cpcs

O844 815 7274

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