CPCS ‘Grandfather Rights’ withdrawal From January 2020, CPCS are phasing out Blue Competent Operator cards gained through ‘Grandfather Rights’. All cards affected which are renewed from the 1st January 2020 will expire on 31st December 2024. Candidates are required to complete one Competence Interview set by NOCN CPCS which will allow them to keep their cards. If the cardholder has achieved at least one NVQ in certain Construction or Plant related occupations they may not
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New Courses: Birkwood have invested in two additional pieces of machinery and can now offer Wheeled Loading Shovel and Rear Tipping Dumper training and testing across in-house, NPORS & CPCS. Additional Telehandler Training Area 2019 has seen an increase in demand for Telehandler training and with this in mind we have created a second telehandler training area allowing us to run two courses at the same time resulting in us being able to offer the
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Birkwood Plant are currently working with WDH on their Foundation Grant Scheme, if you would like any further details please see below. WDH Foundation Grant WDH has a non-repayable grant scheme to get people into work and boost their skills. If you live in a WDH property, the WDH Foundation Grant Scheme gives you the chance to apply for up to £3,000 in any one year to help with educational support or improving your professional
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Part Funded Courses Available in Leeds City Region for companies with less than 250 employees. NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations – Subsidised Cost £600 + vat (CITB Grant of £600 available for eligible companies) Site Safety Plus Courses SMSTS £300 + vat (CITB Grant of £120 available for eligible companies) SMSTS Refresher £159 + vat (CITB Grant of £60 available for eligible companies) SSSTS £150 + vat (CITB Grant of £70 available for eligible companies)
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January 15, 2019

Price Increase for SMSTS

Due to an increase in cost of the SMSTS Resource books we have had  reluctantly had to take the decision to increase the cost of our SMSTS course with immediate effect.  The cost for any courses already booked will remain the same.  The new cost will be as follows:- SMSTS – £500 + vat pp  
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