Dump Trucks

I’ve had a number of enquiries from agencies and plant firms in search of CPCS rear tipping articulated dumptruck operators over the last week.

If you’d like to book onto our next course and enhance you employment prospects, please get in touch.


  1. mac

    Hi I passed my test on the 9th of Feb on articulated dumptruck and ride on roller. The problem I have is I only done a 1 day course on both these so I don’t have any real knolage or experience which is making it hardto get work. Is there any course that you do just to give me a full day on a dumper to get used to driving it. Many thanks.

  2. Siôn Jones

    Hi Mac,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Were these CPCS tests you did on the roller and dump truck? Sounds like you’ve had a bit of a raw deal mate, I’m very sorry to hear that.

    My next dump truck course will be coming up in a few weeks, and you are more than welcome to join us, drop me an email with your contact details and I’ll be in touch soon.

    All the best,

  3. liam

    Hi I am looking to do the dumper course but worry about the experience side of it as a lot of employers look for experienceis there a course that covers the relevant hours needed,finally I would like to know the pricethanks

  4. Siôn Jones


    A very good point, many sites require experience (blue card operators) on certain machines, but it tends to be for the likes excavators. Reason being, it takes a good while to master the ins and outs of 360 operation.

    You needn’t be too concerned with the experience side of it on dump trucks especially if you do a course with me – we’re also based in a quarry…… so you’ll get all the experience you need!

    There also seems to be a shortage of dumptruck drivers at the minute, which again will play in your favour.

    I’ve sent you an email.


  5. jason lloyd

    Hi sion I would just like to say thankyou for for your help and support when I was doing my 360 and rear tipper recently

  6. Siôn Jones

    Cheers Jason, glad you enjoyed. I really appreciate the feedback.

  7. Richard Davidson

    I wish to CPCS licence for an articulated dump truck,could you please let me know of courses coming up and the cost of a course,cheers,Rich

  8. Siôn Jones

    Thanks Rich, the next course will be in early June. I’ve sent you an email with some details.

  9. Justin normansell

    Hi I was just wandering when your next course are for articulated dump trucks and 360 excavator and what the cost is thanks.

  10. Siôn Jones

    Hi Justin,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    My next dumptruck course starts on the 1st July, it’s a 4 day course.

    My next excavator course starts on the 8th July, it’s a 10 day course.

    I have plenty of space on the dumptruck course at present, but only one space left on the excavator course.

    Note, these courses are for novice operators, if you have any experience please let me know.

    I have sent you an email with some more info.


  11. jonathan

    hi there im interested in doing the articulated dump truck course and would be great full if you could give me some dates that the course is available and the cost of the course. i did hold the trained operators ticket before but failed to get any experience working for any body due to a lack of experience if that makes any sense but that was back in 2004 so long expired now.

    look forward to hearing from you soon thanks

  12. Siôn Jones

    Hi Jon,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    My next course will be on the 1st July.

    Unfortunately, once a red card has expired, CPCS will not issue a second, instead you will need to complete your theory and practical test and also the NVQ at the same time. However, an NVQ relies on you being able to demonstrate your occupational competence/ experience on the dump trucks – this may not be possible at this time.

    The dumptruck NVQ does share a few units with some of the other categories, so It might be worth you looking at a separate item of plant i.e. forward tipping or tracked dumper to gain some experience and then we can further look at other routes.

    Give me a call if you’d like to talk about your options.


  13. steve jenkins

    hi sion dont know if u remember me i did dumtruck, forward dumper and roller course dec 2011, my question is when i do my nvq, blue card on the rear tipping dump truck will the forward tipping dumper be covered as well, or do i have to do separatley, thanks

  14. Russell Cassidy

    Do you have any dates for when you will holding your next course after the July 1st one?


  15. Siôn Jones

    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for getting back in touch.

    The NVQ unit for the dumptrucks (QCF391B) and dumpers (QCF391C) come under the same family. Therefore, if you have both categories on your red card, you technically only need to complete your NVQ on one of them and they’ll both be upgraded to blue at the same time!

    Look forward to working with you again, and yes i do remember you 🙂

    cheers mate,

  16. Siôn Jones

    Hi Russell,

    My next dumptruck course after 1st July will hopefully be on the 5th August. I will be updating my course schedule soon.

    Hope that suits?


  17. stephen hendrie

    hi im looking at doing a dumptruck course but havent a clue where to start and how much the course is so any help would be appreciated thanks.

  18. Siôn Jones

    Stephen, we have sent you an email regarding our next CPCS rear tipping dumptruck courses (A56) and how to move forward. Hope to hear from you soon.
    thank you.

  19. chris carrington

    I would like a CPCS (A56) licence for an articulated dump truck,could you please let me know of courses coming up and the cost of a course please, thanks

  20. Siôn Jones

    Thanks for the enquiry Chris.

    I have sent you an email with some info.

    My next cpcs articulated dumptruck course is scheduled for mid March.

  21. russell

    hi sion im looking at doing the articulated dump truck cpcs ticket I currently work in a quarry and have about 2000 hours on the dumper have done an nvq for it but no cpcs would u be able to just do the theory side and a practical with me if so how much would this be many thanks russ

  22. Siôn Jones

    Russ, thanks for getting in touch. I’ve sent you an email with some info. Be sure to bring your NVQ certificate with you on the day.

  23. Emlyn

    Hi does a ride on roller ticket cover you for an articulated roller pls and thanks in advance

  24. Siôn Jones

    Most ride on rollers (A31) are articulated. However there are other categories of rollers i.e. soil/ landfill compactors which come under a separate cpcs category (A32).
    Hope that helps?

  25. Carl Bridge

    Hey Siôn Jones I would like to do an Articulated dump truck course however i have no experience of working on a site, would this be a problem?

    Could you let me know when you are next doing an ADT Course and how much this would cost please


  26. Siôn Jones

    Hi Carl,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    We run 4 day dumptruck courses for novice operators, so experience is not an issue.

    Our next available course is running on the 4th August, I’ve sent you an email with some more info.

    If you are interested in reserving a space please let me know ASAP.

    Thanks again,

  27. anthony chambers

    what cscs card would I need to learn a forward or rear tip dumper? also could you tell me of what course you have and the price please? thanks

  28. Siôn Jones

    Hi Anthony,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    It’s just the standard operatives CSCS test you need for the CPCS plant machinery tests. We offer this free of charge if you take a dumper course with us.

    I have emailed you with some more info on our forward tipping dumper (A09A) and rear tipping dump truck (A56b) courses.


  29. Mark Green

    Hi, i am interested in doing the cpcs rear tipping dumper truck course, and was wondering if i could have some info on when the next course is and how much it is. Any other info would be great.

    Regards, Mark.

  30. Siôn Jones

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the enquiry.

    Our next available 4 day CPCS courses are on the 26th August and on the 8th September for the articulated dump truck (A56b).

    i’ve sent you an email with some more info.

    Kind regards,

  31. Wayne Richards

    Hi just wondering how much it costs for articulated dump truck and where would the course be I’m I’m Newark notts ng24 also when is next course cheers

  32. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Our next available rear tipping dumptruck courses will be on the 26th August (one space left) & 15th September (two spaces left).

    These are both 4 day CPCS (A56B) courses.

    The courses are held at my site in South Wales (SA14), there are plenty of cheap B&Bs in the local area if you wish to travel.

    If you’d like to reserve a place we ask for a 50% deposit in advance.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks again,


  33. kevin

    Hi there. I have recently passed ma Atd test. Does the ticket cover me for the forward tipping dumper aswell.

  34. Siôn Jones

    Afraid not Kevin. Under CPCS you have separate categories for forward tipping dumpers (A09), rear tipping articulated dumptrucks (A56) & rear tipping rigid trucks (A57).

  35. lee williamson

    hi there just wondering if you could help me how do i upgrade my forward and rear tipping dumper tickets from red to blue im working at the minute on the forward tipping dumper and i dont know how to do this do i need another hs test and theory on both of these do i need to keep a log book for my hours to prove im competent i really dont know anything about changing from red to blue and also does the nvq cover both or do i need to do two seperate nvqs and how much does this cost cheers lee

  36. Siôn Jones

    Hi Lee,

    Thanks for the enquiry.

    You can sit the NVQ on either dumper or dumptruck as both categories are covered under the same unit (QCF 391).

    You will be sent a logbook once you have completed the NVQ and gained your blue card. After that, you’ll have to start logging your hours.

    I’ve sent you an email.

  37. Kenny Dougan


    I have sat my front loading dumper ticket but am needing to upgrade to an articulated dumper. Could you help me to do this please

  38. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for your comment.

    We have a space available on a rear tipping articulated dumptruck course on October 6th.

    This is a 4 day CPCS course A56B.

    If you are interested please let me know ASAP as dumptruck courses are filling up quickly at the moment.

    I’ve sent you an email.

  39. Gordon Stuart

    I have been driving an Articulated Dump Truck for last ten years in a quarry
    All training and certificates were done inhouse
    I would like to upgrade to cpcs card as i have been offered another job
    Could you please give me an idea of how much this would cost

  40. Siôn Jones

    Gordon, that’s no problem. I have sent you an email with costs and info.

  41. Ben

    Hi sion just wondering the price for adt course cheers

  42. Siôn Jones

    I’ve sent you an email with information on our next CPCS rear tipping dumptruck course and cost.

  43. Derek Canavan

    Hi I am just wondering how I go about renewing my trained operators card. It ran out in August last year along with my CSCS card. What HS&E test should I take and would I have to sit both HS&E test as well as CSCS test before I can apply for NVQ?

    And what is the cost of NVQ for forward tipping dumper ? Also if I booked NVQ for forward tipping dumper and ADT dumper course would at the same time would there be any sort of deal you could offer?

  44. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    The CSCS test is now called the HS&E (health, safety & environment) test.

    This will need to be completed before applying for a blue card following successful completion of the NVQ.
    The NVQ for the FTD also covers the ADT, therefore this will go straight to blue if you have previously completed an NVQ on the dumper.

    I have sent you an email with some more info.

    Thanks again.

  45. Richard salt

    Hi sion I was just wondering when your next rear tipping dumper course is please could you email me the details please

  46. Siôn Jones

    Richard, thanks for your comment and good to speak yesterday regarding your previous dumptruk experience. We hope you can come down to us in the next few weeks for the CPCS ADT refresher.

  47. will

    I’m interested in taking the A09 dumper test can you email me soon info pls

  48. Siôn Jones

    Will, I have sent you an email regarding the CPCS forward tipping dumper course. Thanks.

  49. Mark

    Hello, I am interested in A56 Dumper Truck course, any info on price, where and when the course takes place would be great. Thanks

  50. Siôn Jones

    Mark, we have sent you an email regarding our A56b Articulated Dumptruck (ADT) courses. Thanks.

  51. brian


    I have some experience operating forward tipping dumpers and a little experience operating a 360 excavator 3-10 ton. I have telehandler red card and irish experienced 360 operator card.
    Could I do the one day course and be ok for the test on the articulated dumper? Thanks

  52. Marrie Inman

    Email sent. Thanks

  53. omar

    hiya I have 9t forward tipping dumper npors ticket can I operate a 360 forward tipping dumper with my current training.

  54. Marrie Inman

    Hi Omar. Thanks for getting in touch.
    I have sent you an email. Many thanks

  55. martin

    hi Sion
    I have got the red NPORS for 360 and forward tipping dumper.
    I also have a hgv1 and have driven 8wheel muck tippers in London for
    10 years.
    I am now interested in doing the a59b dump truck course, can you email me some info on next course.

  56. Marrie Inman

    Hi Martin
    Thanks for getting in touch. I have emailed you some information regarding the CPCS A56B Dump truck course. Many thanks

  57. Ntombi

    Hi I want to do a certificate for dump truck so I am really worried about it expiring,how long does it take for that certificate to expire after making it?

  58. Siôn Jones

    Hi Ntombi, your CPCS red card lasts for 2 years. You will then need to complete a Level 2 NVQ on the dumptruck (transporting loads) to gain your 5 year CPCS blue card.

    Team ACOP

  59. Mr David perkins

    Wounder if you could help , I drove articulated dumpers years ago ,and would like to do it again but need cpcs card ,
    Could you please give me details of how to go about this matter
    Thanks for your help
    David ( Northampton area )

  60. Siôn Jones

    David, Thanks for getting in touch. We can offer a day’s familiarisation training on the ADT followed by a CPCS A56B test on the second day. However, you will need to complete your CITB health, safety and environment test beforehand. We are based down in South Wales, but there are plenty of reasonably priced BnBs local to us.
    We have also sent you an email. Thanks again, Team ACOP

  61. Tom


    Looking at doing my adt soon with no experience
    Just wanted to know can I get a adt job on the red card? So I can get my experience to do my blue card? Thanks Tom

  62. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Once you have sat and passed the course you will be able to apply to a few operator agencies for a start on the ADT. Alternatively you could contact a few employers that may be recruiting in your area.
    There are also a few groups on Facebook for CPCS operators and jobs that are regularly posting work and the going rates.

    You will need to gain a minimum of 6 months continuous operating experience prior to going for the NVQ and gaining a blue CPCS card.

    However, I am aware that sometimes it is difficult to find work on a red card when many companies are seeking blue carded operators. With this in mind, I believe that the system is unsustainable and will no doubt lead to a severe skills shortage if it continues.
    However, it may be in part down to the time of year with many operators competing for fewer jobs, this will no doubt change over the coming months as the weather and job opportunities improve.

    I have sent you an email.

    Thanks again,

    Team ACOP


    Hello please email me the details of ADT course and prices ima blue carded telescopic handler looking to add another string to my bow. want to get on a course pretty quick. cheers , Adam.

  64. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    I have sent you an email with course dates and costs for the CPCS Articulated Dumptruck.

    Thanks again,

    Team ACOP

  65. marcu cristian

    Hello!please tell me available dates and cost for cpcs ADT..

  66. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for your comment.

    I have sent you an email with dates and costs for the CPCS Articulated Dumptruck A56B. We run this course on a monthly basis.

    Please get in touch when you are ready to progress.


    Team ACOP

  67. Peter Ridley

    How long is the dump truck cert valued for

  68. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    The red Trained Operator CPCS card is valid for 2 years and once you have completed the NVQ. You can gain a blue Competent Operator card which is valid for 5 years.
    The NVQ cert on the other hand is a Vocational Qualification and has no expiry.

    Hope that helps?

    Team ACOP

  69. Paul lazenby

    Hi, I want to do a number of plant machinery tickets, is this something you could provide, such as a package please. I’m a class 1 driver present, and have been told worthwhile getting tractor, adt, and one other, not sure. Appreciate your help

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