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180 Excavator training – conversion course (March 2023) CPCS

March 27 - March 31

A 5 day CPCS 180 excavator course (A12).

Spaces are limited to 2 delegates.

Prior 360 or 180 operating experience is essential for this short-duration course.

The aim of this shortened course is to develop on existing skills prior to completing the CPCS A12 technical test.This qualification covers 180 excavators.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the 180 excavator will be able to accomplish the following.

180 Excavator training course content

Roles and responsibilities

• Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
Preparing for work

Preparing for work

• Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
• Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s manual, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
• Undertake all pre-use checks

Travelling and manoeuvring your 360 excavator

• Configure and set for site and highway travel
• Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
• Manoeuvre in confined spaces

Setting up for work with the 180 excavator

• Configure and set for excavating duties
• Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

Working tasks on the 180 excavator

• Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground
• Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers
• Grade, spread and level ground and materials
• Attach and remove buckets
• Lift, move and place basic slung loads with the rear boom

Shutting down

• Carry out shut down and securing procedures
• Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


For your reference you can download the relevant questions for the theory test.

ACOP Group is accredited by both CPCS and NPORS.


March 27
March 31
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ACOP Group
01269 844155
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ACOP Group Limited
Capel Quarry, Gorslas,
Llanelli, SA14 7NH
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ACOP offer the full range of CPCS-accredited courses. This listing is an example of what we have forthcoming. However, please contact us will any individual requirements, or to ask for any cancellations and last minute offers.

We are based near Cross Hands, Llanelli, south Wales. We are within a reasonable driving distance of the following areas: Aberystwyth, Birmingham, Bristol, Caldicot, Cardiff, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Hereford, Milford Haven, Newport, Newtown, Pembroke, south west England, Swansea, Swindon, Welshpool.