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Delivering training services for the Built Environment and Utility sectors since 2004, we operate from our purpose-built training facilities and regional offices located in Southeast London, the East Midlands and West Yorkshire, with the use of over 100 training centres nationwide.

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Plant Training

We offer over 100 different Plant courses, from operating cranes and lifting machinery to dumpers, excavators, and telehandlers. With test centres available nationwide gain your NPORS, CPCS, or in-house ticket with Citrus Training.

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Why Citrus?

Citrus Training are the UK's largest provider of health, safety, environmental and specialist operations training, and here are a few reasons why.

Trusted Provider
We’re a trusted Plant training provider for Openreach, Amey, Balfour Beatty, Wates, Kier, Taylor Whimpey, and many more.
Industry Leading Facilities
We have nationwide, industry leading training centres, with multiple acres of practical training facilities the latest plant machines.
25,000+ Delegates Trained
We’ve successfully delivered training for over 25,000 delegates across the Plant and NVQ training category.
CITB Approved
Approved Training Organisation by CITB, delivering quality training that meets the industry-approved, standards (ATO).
NPORS Accredited Centres
We’re an approved NPORS training provider and offer on-site training and testing nationwide.
CPCS Accredited
We have accredited Training and Test Centres nationally, fully equipped to deliver CPCS-accredited courses.
What is Plant Operator training?

Construction sites are safe and secure places to be when provided with the correct competencies. Therefore, workers on-site need competency training to learn the skills of the trades and make and keep their working environment as safe and low-risk as possible for themselves and their team around them.

The range of competency training for operating plant and machinery is broad to ensure health and safety awareness and conduct across all aspects of the site, from crane operation, digging and dumpers, telehandler, skid steering, and more.

The courses are designed to give everyone from operatives to senior managers the tools and expertise to conduct their work safely and qualify workers with proof of training and competency cards issued on completion.

There are various courses available across a broad selection within Plant, including cranes and lifting, dumpers and rollers, Appointed Persons, and more. With refresher courses and re-tests available, we help to keep workers up to date on the latest practices to stay safe on the job.

Which course should I take?

Citrus Training offers a range of options for competency-based training. Our courses include The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS), National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS), and Citrus Training Certified in-house qualifications as an accredited training provider.

Course ranges on offer:

Cranes and Lifting
We offer in-house, CPCS and NPORS accredited courses, including Compact Crane, Mobile Crane, Appointed Person and Crane Supervisor. Click here to see the complete list.

Our training offers everything you need to obtain your operator card, from all excavator classifications to Slinger and Signaller courses. Click here to see the complete list.

We have nine courses from CPCS, NPORS and Citrus Training In-House for Dumper training to educate novice and experienced operators. Click here for the complete list.

Telehandler & Forklifts
A mix of Citrus Certified, CPCS and NPORS telehandler and forklift courses covering counterbalance lifting, suspended loads, handling and more. Click here for the complete list.

Plant NVQs
Become a competent plant operator with our NOCN accredited NVQs. We also offer Level 2, 4, and 5 Diplomas in Plant or Machinery Maintenance and Controlling Lifting Operations.

As well as the above core plant courses our training includes a vast range of Plant competency training, from Agricultural Tractor, Roller, and Skid Steer, to Wheeled Loading Shovel and Soil Stabiliser courses.

Grants and funding

At Citrus, we want training and opportunities to be available for as many delegates as possible. As such, there are some funding and grant options to explore for different courses, and we aim to provide as much information as possible for our customers. You can find out more here.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. 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.

Citrus Training serves 85 of the top 100 building services companies in the market. We are the trusted Plant training provider for Openreach, Amey, Balfour Beatty, Wates, Kier, Taylor Whimpey, and many more.

Our occupationally experienced trainers have successfully trained over 25,000 delegates across the Plant and NVQ training category at our nationwide, industry-leading, and accredited training centres - with multiple acres of practical training facilities and the latest plant machines.

Our status as an Approved Training Organisation by CITB shows that we deliver quality training that meets the industry-approved standards (ATO), combined with accredited NOCN, NPORS, CPCS and CSCS approval for training and testing nationwide.

National Coverage

Over 100+ training centres nationwide, with 150+ technical trainers, delivering upwards of 250+ courses to over 40,000+ delegates each year. Thats why we're the UK's trusted training provider.

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