UK CPCS Articulated Dumper


This assessment involves assessing the candidates knowledge and skills on the Articulated Dump Truck through theory and practical assessment.

Overview of Assessment

• Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
• Use of the plant equipment operator’s handbook, etc
• Pre-use and running checks
• Set the vehicle for site and road travel
• Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough, undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state
• Manoeuvre the vehicle in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, in a loaded and unloaded state
• Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other hazards
• Position the dump truck to receive loads
• Comply with plant loading procedures, loading entegrity and security
• Discharge loads into trenches or over edges
• Place the dump truck in an out-of-service condition
• Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporters
• Trained operator achievement test


• UK CSCS health & safety test within the previous 2 years
• PPS number
• PPE Equipment


1 Day

From Red to Blue

Your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card is valid for 2 years. During these 2 years you must achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.



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.