Crawler crane training at ACOP!

Crawler crane training at ACOP!

We are excited to announce that ACOP are now the proud owners of a 30 ton Sennebogen Telescopic Crawler Crane! Owing to a high demand for our training in the construction lifting sector, it seemed the natural step for us to purchase a Crawler Crane. It will be featuring in a number of our upcoming training courses. We are looking to offer 3 different levels of courses for 2019: 10 day novice course (to include CPCS slinger/ signaller)5 day course (for experienced plant ops and lift supervisors)1 or 2 day refresher (for experienced crawler crane operators) Please get in touch to enquire about any of the courses on offer so we can help determine the best route for...
Health and safety with ACOP

Health and safety with ACOP

Check out these health and safety training schemes and tests that ACOP offer you. We are always happy to help you give certainty to employers, and progress in your career. SSSTS and SMSTS: Site safety training schemes with ACOP CITB Health, safety & environment...
CITB announces potential new owner of CPCS

CITB announces potential new owner of CPCS

Here’s some news from the CPA: The CITB have publically announced that it is divesting their Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card scheme for plant operators to an external organisation as part of its Vision 2020 reform programme. CITB have confirmed that the NOCN Group has been selected as the preferred bidder. NOCN are an awarding organisation that offers a range of qualifications and were also the buyer for CITB’s own recently divested awarding organisation; CSkills Awards. If the sale is successful, NOCN will create an independent subsidiary as part of their overall approach to the purchase and delivery of CPCS. The process now moves to a stage of due diligence and negotiations between CITB and NOCN. At present, CITB will remain the card scheme provider and CPCS will continue to operate as normal. The CITB statement on the proposal can be found here. As a majority stakeholder in CPCS through Management Committee membership, the CPA Council are reviewing both the potential impacts that could occur through the sale of CPCS to a commercially-led organisation, and how card schemes function now and in the future for industry. CPA was a founder member of the predecessor scheme, CTA back in 1986 and since that time has ensured through the industry-led Management Committee that the policy and management of CPCS, and the associated training and testing standards, are fit-for-purpose for the sector. We believe that this is the time to review all plant operator card schemes to ensure that they benefit Member’s and the sector’s interests for the future. To support this process, we’re seeking Member’s views about how card schemes...
Your CPCS ticket… Get your construction training while it’s hot!

Your CPCS ticket… Get your construction training while it’s hot!

Wow… we are going to be talking about the hot summer of 2018 for decades to come! If you want to further your career in the construction industry, why not make it a memorable July and look into one of ACOP Group’s upcoming courses. We regularly liaise with the industry on the most in-demand skills. Our training provision reflects this. Some of the hottest courses we offer include: slinger signaller 360 telehandler appointed person 360 excavator telehandler suspended loads Head to the Courses section for a full and up-to-date list....
CITB training model to streamline training, traceability and grant claims.

CITB training model to streamline training, traceability and grant claims.

There’s a new CITB training directory, which has been set up for some of the following reasons; Traceability – an online database which allows employers/ individuals to search records to check current skills and manage their training needs. This should also minimise duplication where a learner may have previously received training and have no proof of which. Claims – On successful completion of a course, a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) will confirm the learner’s achievement, upload the details onto the Construction Training Register, triggering the automated grant process for levy registered employers. Thus massively simplifying the claims process. Training – CITB Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) will have the opportunity to advertise training courses enabling employers/ individuals to find the right course at a time and location suitable for them.   More information can be found...
Update on NPORS qualifications from ACOP

Update on NPORS qualifications from ACOP

If you would like an NPORS qualification you can now get it through ACOP. We offer these qualifications as an alternative to CPCS if preferred. Please see our NPORS page for further information. Our CPCS provision remains popular with trainees and employers, and is unaffected… So don’t...