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Awarding Bodies

Central Training Services Limited is an accredited training provider for many nationally recognised awarding bodies.

CPCS – Construction Plant Competence Scheme

Launched in 2003, CPCS provides skills cards for over 60 categories of plant and related occupations for the construction and allied industries.  The aim of the scheme is to raise health, safety and environment standards, provide standards of learning and assessment and provide or improve employment prospects for individuals and experienced operators.  Membership to the Scheme is voluntary, but is often mandatory on many construction sites and in other work environments.

We offer CPCS certificated courses in the following areas: Plant, Lifting Operations / Equipment, Lift Trucks.

CSCS - Construction Skills Certification Scheme

CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out. The Scheme keeps a database of people working in construction who have achieved or are committed to achieving a recognised construction related qualification. More and more principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card.

We offer CSCS certificated courses in the following areas: Health and Safety.

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

NPORS was established in 1992 and works across the construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing and distribution, agricultural, ports and marine sectors.  NPORS training and testing is conducted in accordance with published course objectives and learning outcomes which are derived from the National Occupational Standards.  The scheme offers flexibility, whilst maintaining standards, both nationally and internationally by working with industry and Accredited Training Providers. 

We offer NPORS certificated courses in the following areas: Plant, Lifting Operations / Equipment, Lift Trucks, Scaffold Towers / Working at Height, Health and Safety, Other Courses.

RTITB/NORS – National Operator Registration Scheme

For over forty years the name RTITB has been synonymous with training standards across the road freight and logistics industry. Since 2003, the National Operator Registration Scheme has been helping to improve workplace safety and reducing skill fade. With their innovative certification scheme, employers and operators can be confident they have proof that their training is genuine and accredited by a recognised body.

We offer RTITB certificated courses in the following areas: Lift Trucks.

IPAF - International Powered Access Federation

IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.

We offer IPAF certificated courses in the following areas: Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.

PASMA – Prefabricated Access Suppliers & Manufacturers Association Limited

PASMA advances safety, standards and best practice across a wide range of sectors and represents the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and users. Whatever the need, the association has tower information, facts and expertise to impart at a level to suit everyone, from first time users to major contractors.

We offer PASMA certificated courses in the following areas: Scaffold Towers / Working at Height.

SQA – Scottish Qualifications Authority

SQA can accredit all types of qualifications that are offered across Scotland. SQA accredit all Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), qualifications that are required by a regulatory body, qualifications based on National Occupational Standards (NOS), and qualifications which are delivered online.

We offer SQA certificated courses in the following areas: Plant (SVQ in Plant Operations Level 2), Lifting Operations (SVQ in Lifting Operations Level 2, 3 & 4), Health and Safety, Streetworks, Confined Spaces

SWQR - Street Works Qualifications Register

The SWQR holds details of qualified Supervisors and Operatives who have gained the appropriate qualifications in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA). SQA works closely with SWQR so that each qualified Supervisor or Operative is issued with a card to show that they have completed the appropriate qualification/s.

We offer SWQR certificated courses in the following areas: Streetworks.

ROLO – Register of Land Based Operatives

The ROLO Scheme was introduced to raise the standards of health and safety and to reduce risks and accidents throughout industry, for anyone who works in land based sectors. It also encourages employers to keep a record of workers in the land based industry who have achieved a recognized level of competence. The ROLO Health and Safety course is a pre-requisite for anyone applying for a LISS/CSCS skills card.

We offer the ROLO Health and Safety course.

LISS/CSCS – Land Based Industry Skills Scheme / Construction Skills Certification Scheme

LISS/CSCS is a jointly managed scheme covering the following industry disciplines: Landscape and Maintenance, Arboriculture, Pesticides and Pest Control, Ecology and Environmental Management, Amenity, Countryside Management and Modular Paving. The scheme is administered by BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries).

We offer Health, Safety and Environment Tests and the ROLO Health and Safety course.