Monday - Friday / 8-4.30pm

This course is for people with no experience of using mini excavators. It's also suitable for people with experience, but need a formal qualification.

The aim of this course is to equip candidates with the skills and knowledges they need to operate a Mini Excavator.

Course Content

  • Operate the Mini Excavator safely and effectively on different sites.
  • Recognise and avoid potential dangers.
  • Carry out minor adjustments and plant servicing when required.
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of a Mini Excavator.
  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles.
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.
  • Explain precautions to be taken for underground and overhead services and other hazards.

Teaching and Assessment

  • The course is taught over a 6 day period through classroom lessons and practical exercises, followed by a 1 day assessment
  • Various cards available please call for details

Entry Requirements

  • For CPCS Testing, the CITB Health, safety and environment test must have been passed no more than two years before the course start date.
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English.