The CPCS A59 course varies depending on whether one is a novice or an experienced operative simply looking to get certified. You should select a course that is aligned to your experience.
Typically, the Novice course runs over Five (5) days to cover both the theory and practical elements of the CPCS A59 A Excavator test.
The experienced operator runs over two (2) days and covers the theory element of the CPCS CPCS A59 A Excavator test that you shall take at the end of your training.
At the end of your training, you shall take a theory & practical CPCS A59 A Excavator test; the CPCS theory tests is verbally relayed meaning that you shall be asked questions by the CPCS tester without the need for you to write or use a computer to answer questions.
The practical test shall involve you operating a 360 excavator under the observation of a CPCS tester; you MUST pass both the theory & practical CPCS tests in order for you to get a CPCS card.
Note: if you fail the CPCS theory test, you shall not be able to take a CPCS practical test.