NPORS 360 Excavator

NPORS courses from Project Skills Solutions. Learn how to operate a 360 excavator safely and effectively, novice and experienced courses available Nationwide.

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    The NPORS 360 Excavator course teaches delegates how to competently and safely carry out the operation of excavators and to pass the relevant NPORS assessments.

    Earn your NPORS Operator Card to enable you to operate a 360 excavator and demonstrate your competence to clients, employers and authorities.

    Foundation or Experienced

    We realise that you may already have experience with equipment and just need a qualification to support and prove your competency to potential employers and/or contractors. Some delegates may be completely new to construction or to a particular category of plant equipment.

    We offer courses for both. If you’re experienced you can just take the test, or perhaps you’d like to have a day’s refresher training and a test, or you’d like to be taught from scratch. We have the course options for you.

    If you’re unsure which course to take, speak to our team who can give you more details and help point you towards the course that suits you most.

    Who are NPORS?

    Since 1992 NPORS have been supporting the industry through accrediting training providers and courses delivered to improve the and approve the skills and competency of plant operators. They have now become one of the largest awarding bodies around plant training alongside CPCS.

    NPORS qualifications are recognised by the HSE and show competency of the holder in the type of equipment they are trained and tested to use.

    Course Content

    • Health and safety legislation, as it applies to Plant Operators.
    • Theoretical knowledge of plant operations.
    • Operator’s responsibilities, with regards to daily/weekly checks of the machine.
    • Familiarity with the equipment and use of Operator’s manual.
    • Safe and best practice in practical plant operating methods.
    • A rigorous practical and theory-based NPORS assessment.

    Course Details

    Aims and objectives

    This course aims to provide you with the understanding of a 360 excavator, how to operate safely and the safety requirements applicable to this category of equipment.
    Also, to understand the theory and technical knowledge required completing, successfully, your assessment and earning your NPORS qualification.


    To be eligible to undertake the testing for this course and earn your NPORS Operator Card you need to have achieved the relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment touch screen test within 2 years.

    What to bring on the day

    Once you book your course you will receive full joining instructions with all the details you need, generally, for plant courses, you will need to bring full PPE as you would to a regular site as you’ll be trained on either a live site or a mock one both requiring PPE.
    All training and study materials will be provided for you.

    Start time/end time/days

    Start times do vary by location, the courses generally run over a number of full days, and the number of days varies depending on the experience level of the course. If you have any questions please contact the training team.

    The exam

    You'll be assessed at the end of the course with both a practical and a theory test.

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