CSCS 180 Excavator - Experienced Operator


The purpose of this one day assessment is to assess the operator's knowledge and skills needed to operate the machine to an acceptable standard. This CSCS assessment course in 180 Excavator Operation enables experienced 180 Excavator operators to gain recognition for their achievements by way of certification and to comply with statutory regulations.


  • Daily inspections of machine

  • Functions of controls

  • Safe use of machine around site

  • Certification and testing of machine and attachments

  • Terrain and associated hazards

  • Loading dumpers/trailers

  • Transport of machine to and from site

  • Practical test

  • Theory test


Candidates for this programme must:

  • Have at least six months experience on a 180 Excavator in accordance with the 4th Schedule - of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013.

  • The six months experience must be within the last two years.

  • Hold a current SOLAS Safe Pass Card

  • Have completed the Completed Candidate Pack or hold a valid New Entrant CSCS trainee operators card & fully completed log book

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • 1 x Passport Photo

  • PPS Number

  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), i.e. Hard Hat, High Vis Vest, Steel Toe Capped Boots, Gloves.


Delivery Method

  • Powerpoint Presentation

  • Practical Demonstration

  • Theory & Practical Assessment


This is a 1 Day Course.


Candidates will receive a CSCS card and QQI Level 5 Certificate.

Maximum No. of Participants

Max Participants: 3

Funding Available


If you are unemployed and seeking work, you may be eligible for funding from the Department of Social Protection to cover all, or some of the costs of your training. (means depending, you may be entitled to up to €1000).

Candidates who wish to avail of this must make an appointment with a case officer in their local Intreo office, discuss their case & apply for funding. The candidate will receive a funding application form which they must sign & bring/post to us. Upon completion, we will send this back to the case officer who will then review the funding application.

Upon receiving funding approval in the post from the Department of Social Protection, candidates must then call us to reserve a place on our course. We cannot confirm a place on our course until funding approval is gained.


If employed within the private sector or are a sole trader, there may also be funding assistance available through Skillnet funding. Skillnet may fund a percentage of your training, if eligible. For more details on this, please contact us on 074 91 27786.