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Plant Courses at the Construction Training Centre

Created to address the increasing demand for a skilled construction workforce in the region, the Weston College Construction Training Centre provides state-of-the-art specialised teaching space, offering training specific to the construction industry and designed with you in mind.

Weston College is your one-stop shop for Construction Training: 

  • Easy access, located 4 minutes off the M5 Junction 21 
  • Free parking onsite 
  • 3 acres of land which simulates a working site providing a true to life experience 
  • Experienced instructors from industry delivering specialist training 

As a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) we understand the need to have a properly trained and qualified construction workforce. At the Construction Training Centre, we offer traditional machine operation to CPCS, NPORS or ITSSAR standard. Our purpose-built plant training area is the perfect environment to build and master the skills needed to operate your chosen machine. We slo offer apprenticeships - contact us today for more information.


Find out more by completing the form below and one of the team will contact you within two working days!

Available training

Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) - 2- day course

Special Offer - 20% discount on all bookings until July 31st

Site Supervisors course is an essential requirement for those actively monitoring site operations and requirements.

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • Health and safety law and how it applies to supervisors
  • Your supervisory responsibilities in controlling site safely
  • Risk assessments and the need for method statements
  • Effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • Monitoring site activities effectively
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Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.

Standard price (before discount) £300.00 inc. VAT

Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS- R) - 1 day course

The SSSTS refresher course aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace.

The course includes a wide range of topics which have been affected by the changes to procedures built upon the material in the original course.

Is it important that the refresher is completed within 5 years before it expires. Otherwise you’ll need to complete a full SSSTS course again.

Site Manager Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) - 5-day course

20% discount on all bookings until July 31st

This course is for anyone considering, or that has responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff e.g. site manager.

It covers all relevant legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries.

It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture within the workforce.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation affecting your daily work
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • State your duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment.

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.

Standard price (before discount) £610.00 inc VAT

Site Manger Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS- R) - 2 day

This course is for you if you have previously passed the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course, or a subsequent refresher course.

Is it important that the refresher is completed within 5 years before it expires. Otherwise you’ll need to complete a full SSSTS course again.

CSCS Touch Screen Testing

Full suite of Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Touch Screen Testing inclusive of; Operative, Skills Workers, Advanced Craft / Supervisors.

A58/A59 CPCS or Excavator 360 Tracked (>&< 10T)

Special Offer - Free CSCS Card Test until July 31st

Duration: Five days, depending on experience.

Training courses include all the skills for basic practical machine operation, as well as the associated theory knowledge necessary to be safe and efficient when using heavy plant. Excavator 360 training is available as a full comprehensive course for novices or as a refresher course for experienced operators.

For CITB registered companies training under CPCS, grants are available under the CITB scheme. Our equipment means you will be operator licenced on above and below 10 tonnes.

Please get in touch below for more information on pricing and course dates.

A17 Telehandler

Special Offer - Free CSCS Card Test until July 31st

Duration: Five days, depending on experience.

Telehandler training is available as a comprehensive course for novices or as a refresher course for operators with some previous experience.

Training courses include all the skills for basic practical machine operation, as well as the associated theory knowledge necessary to be safe and efficient when using heavy plant.

For CITB registered companies training under CPCS, grants are available under the CITB scheme. Our equipment means you will be operator licenced on above and below 10 tonnes.

Please get in touch below for more information on pricing and course dates.

A31 CPCS Ride on Roller - Novice

Special Offer - Free CSCS Card Test until July 31st

Duration: Three days, depending on experience.

Ride on Roller training is available as a comprehensive course for novices or as a refresher course for operators with some previous experience.

Training courses include all the skills for basic practical machine operation, as well as the associated theory knowledge necessary to be safe and efficient when using heavy plant.

For registered companies training under CPCS, grants are available under the CITB scheme.

A09 CPCS or NPORS Forward Tipping Dumper – Novice

Special Offer - Free CSCS Card Test until July 31st

Duration: Three days, depending on experience.

Forward tipping dumper training is available as a comprehensive course for novices or as a refresher course for operators with some previous experience.

Training courses include all the skills for basic practical machine operation, as well as the associated theory knowledge necessary to be safe and efficient when using heavy plant.

For registered companies training under CPCS, grants are available under the CITB scheme.

Course rates will depend on experience, training ratio and choice of accreditation. For more details, get in touch below.

CPCS – Plant operator refresher training

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CSCS Card Test

HS&E Test (CSCS)

The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show that they can be safe on the job.

It’s also a way for them to know that their fellow workers are as safe on the site and not put them at risk of injury.

This test, paired with the Health and Safety Awareness Training allows candidates to apply for their CSCS card.

We run HS&E (CSCS) sessions Monday to Friday 3pm.

Training Cost - £43.20 inc VAT

Site Safety Plus HS & A

Site Safety Plus (SSP) Health and Safety Awareness is a combined requirement if you haven’t already got any prior knowledge of on-site Health and Safety. This course combined with a successful CSCS touch screen test will allow you to apply for you card.

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • Health and safety law
  • Your responsibilities in ensuring site safety and operations
  • Recognising risks and the need for assessments

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