Mini Excavator CPCS Code A58 (below 10 tonnes)

This Course is suitable if you have received no formal instruction in operating a Mini Excavator or if you wish to refresh or update your skills.

This practically based programme is for anyone who requires training in operating a Mini Excavator  CPCS code A58.

On successful completion you will be able to operate and maintain a Mini Excavator safely and you will be eligible for a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card, you will also receive certification.

If you have already had experience, speak to one of our team for a more suitable option for you.


You can claim £770 CITB grant if you are a registered and eligible company:

£50 per day for training days only

£410 for successful completion of the Practical Test

£60 for successful completion of the Theory Test

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Full Course description


Delivered through practical experience and group based tutorials, this course will deliver the foundation components needed to support you in successful completion in operating and maintaining a mini excavator and will entitle you to a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card upon successful completion of the appropriate CPCS Technical Test.

Course content:

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

Other current relevant regulations and necessary safety precautions

Introduction to machine including role and responsibilities

Pre-start inspections / routine and service procedures

Controls and instruments

Machine operation / fitting and operating ancillary equipment

Routine servicing and maintenance working to the manufacturer’s instructions

Understand the capabilities, purpose and limitations of each machine

Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles

Pre requisites:

You must have passed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before attending this course.

You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.


When you successfully complete the course you will be awarded:

CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (on successful completion of the CPCS Technical Tests).

Course Duration
7 Days
Course Fees

Full Course Fee per delegate £1695 + VAT

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Course Dates

07 - 15 Nov
12 - 20 Jan
02 - 10 Mar
04 - 12 May
31 Jul - 08 Aug
07 - 15 Sep
12 - 20 Oct
30 Nov - 08 Dec
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