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Training News

The well-being of our staff, customers, suppliers and all associated business partners is our number one priority. You can be assured that their health and safety have the complete attention of Southern Cranes & Access.

We are not currently running any training courses and our training school is currently closed until further notice in order to protect everyone involved.

The training school will re-open as soon as possible in line with government advice.

However, we are able to answer any enquiries.

We wish everyone the best of health.
CPCS Update
Since the transfer of CPCS from CITB to NOCN, there have been a few issues relating to new cards, individual numbers, and verification of cards. In order to keep you informed and up to date, please read below and click onto the links.

Director of CPCS - Mark Buckton - has released the following;
"As the Director responsible for CPCS I would like to again apologise for the issues during the transfer of CPCS.  Cards are now being printed and dispatched, and the printing backlog created before the the end of the year will be cleared within the next week, and we are working to reduce the backlog of cards waiting to be processed.
We have updated our current FAQs for cardholders, centres and centre systems in relation to the transfer and a link to these can be found below.  Our teams are working hard to resolve outstanding issues as quickly as possible and we thank you for your continued patience during this time.
We completely understand the issues and delays acquiring cards has had for individuals trying to gain access to site, agencies and employers.  We are extremely sorry for any distress we have caused.
Finally, we look forward to working with you to help improve CPCS and NOCN Group's products and services further."

CPCS Cardholder FAQs

Further information on CPCS:

If you require any information regarding CPCS, or if you require verification for an individual who has achieved a card through us then please get in touch. We will do all that we can to make sure that your workforce can gain entry to site.

CPCS Enquiry
Our 2020 (first quarter) course schedule
Our 2020 (first quarter) course schedule is now live!
  • Appointed Person course 24th – 28th February
  • IPAF 3a3b (scissor and boom) course 6th March
  • Slinger Signaller course 18th – 20th March
  • IPAF 3a3b (scissor and boom) course 23rd March
  • Crane / Lift Supervisor 25th – 27th March
  • PASMA Towers course 6th April
  • IPAF 3a3b (scissor and boom) course 17th April
  • Appointed Person course 20th – 24th April
  • Mobile crane course 11th – 22nd May
The above courses are pre-scheduled due to regular demand. We always allocate time for bespoke, in-house training that can meet with your operational needs. Why not get in touch to discuss your training requirements? We may be able to help you move forward with you training management requirements.
NVQ Qualifications
Give yourselves plenty of time to complete an NVQ prior to a CPCS card expiry. We find that people often leave it until the last month before expiry to think about the upgrade process. This often leaves them with a CPCS card that is not valid during the interim period.

We deliver the NVQ qualification for the majority of construction plant operations from level one up to level five.

Get in touch if you need upgrading.
Powered access
We have a wide range of access equipment, and can supply many more machines than are listed on this site. We have the ideal solution for your requirements.
Southern Cranes can provide a wide range of transport solutions including specialised low loaders and flat-bed lorries capable of delivering any access machine to your site.
Material handling
These vehicles are ideal for off road conditions and construction sites. They are able to lift without stabilisers in order to 'pick and carry' loads, making them incredibly versatile.
Training centre
We provide training and assessment for candidates who wish to obtain a recognized accreditation. We are a registered test centre for ALLMI, CPCS, IPAF, PASMA.