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CPCS Resit Course - Appointed Person (A61R)


As the Appointed Person for site, the responsibilities are many. Keeping your operators and anyone in the vicinity of your works safe from harm is critical. With legislation and best practices improving and updating over time, training, knowledge and skills must follow suit to plan lifting operations responsibly.

Course Outline

With theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover a refresher of manufacturer and general knowledge and awareness of lifting operations, safety procedures, and best practices as an Appointed Person.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and we can tailor courses to fit your specific training needs, with the added flexibility provided by our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach to how we work.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers guide delegates through this course, completing the Appointed Person theory or scenario test. They must pass both components to qualify for their CPCS Red Card Appointed Person.

Course Programme

This refresher training is for Appointed Persons involved in planning the lifting activity, including cranes, excavators, Forklifts, and Lorry Loaders. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, documentation, and classifications. 

The course content includes:
Day 1

  • Legislation relating to planning lifting operations
  • A review of the delegate’s previous CPCS Appointed Person exam paper  
  • Drawing workshop refresher training
  • A Lift Plan exercise   
  • Optional areas of the original CPCS course that the group of delegates feel that they need refresher training on

Day 2 

Delegates will undertake the relevant part of the CPCS Technical Test that they didn’t achieve in their previous attempt.  

  • The CPCS Technical Test will be undertaken in strict CPCS Exam conditions    
On Completion

Delegates will receive the CPCS Red Card (Trained Operator) endorsed with the Appointed person category, valid for two years. Within this time, you must complete your NVQ to convert from the Red CPCS card to the Blue CPCS card. The Blue card is valid for five years. 

Who Should Attend?

To refresh and focus on the aspects of the Appointed Person Course and CPCS Technical Test that the delegates were unsuccessful in achieving on their previous attempt. Training will be tailored to the need of the individual delegate’s requirement in order to achieve the best learning outcome to pass the CPCS Appointed Person Technical Test.

Course Duration

On this two day course, delegates will learn on day one and take the theory and/or scenario test on day two, for a maximum of eight delegates.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, working tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

We have over 30 specialist Plant and Lifting trainers and assessors, coaching and testing nationwide to meet any specific needs of our clients. With a wealth of experience and expertise, they have successfully trained over 25,000 delegates across the Plant and NVQ training categories.

Our facilities include six technical centres with the capacity for delivering Plant Training across the UK. And our national, accredited Training and Test Centres are fully equipped to provide CPCS and CSCS accredited courses. In addition, as an approved NPORS training provider, we can also offer on-site training and testing nationwide. 

Finally, as an Approved Training Organisation by CITB, we provide quality training that meets the industry-approved standards (ATO). 

Things You Need to Know

To participate, all delegates must have passed their managerial and professional health, safety and environmental touch screen test within two years of taking their A61 tests. 

To help delegates learn the necessary skills for each category, they will ideally:

  • Have lifting operations experience
  • Be able to calculate and interpret arithmetical data
  • Be able to record details in a logical and clear format
  • Communicate data verbally
  • Write reports, risk assessments and method statements

Delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues or special considerations that may create difficulties in any aspects of the training.

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training.

If you are a CITB Levy payer, you can claim a CITB Grant for this course. Once you have booked please contact us with your CITB number and we can assist you in claiming the funds.

Popular FAQ's

This card is valid for two years per category, and within this time, they must complete the NVQ to convert from the Red CPCS card to the Blue CPCS card, which is valid for five years.

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