Course Information

A09 - Forward Tipping Dumper Wheeled


This course delivers foundation training and assessment to operate and maintain forward tipping dumpers.

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

Completing the course successfully will entitle you to a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (upon successful completion of the appropriate CPCS Technical Test).

Awarding Body


Course structure

Operate the machine to a minimum standard

Fit and operate ancillary equipment

Site the machine safely and efficiently

Know which minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures are necessary, and be able to carry them out

Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway

Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine

Apply all necessary safety precautions

Understand how diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate.

Course Elements

Long Duration:
4 days (3 days of training, 1 day of technical tests)

Short Course Duration:
2 days (1 day of training, 1 day of technical tests)

Entry requirements

You must have passed a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before attending this course. You must also have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

*Grants available for eligible employers

£50 per day for training days only
£240 for successful completion of the Practical Test
£60 for successful completion of the Theory Test
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