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Flexible 3 days Level 2 Part-Time - Day Kirkley Hall Campus Skills & Qualifications Enquire

What’s it all about?

Candidates can choose the type of forklift for assessment: rough terrain masted forklift, counter-balance forklift or telescopic forklift.

The assessment covers the associated differences between the use, operation and maintenance of the machines, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, as well as recognition of controls and instruments.

The minimum age limit for candidates taking this qualification is 16 years. This does not replace any legal requirement for a driving license.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

You will be taught using a mix of theory and practical methods and assessment will be an integrated part of the course.

This is a short course – 3 days of training, plus integrated assessment.

This course will take place between 9am-5pm. Days dependent on booking availability.

This qualification will appeal to those who use a forklift as part of their work in agriculture, horticulture or distribution and warehousing.

It has been developed to cover the basic training requirements of the Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Forklift Trucks. This does not replace any legal requirement for a driving license.

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What’s next?

You will receive a certification enabling you to operate a forklift truck in a professional capacity, including when working in horticulutre, arboriculture, distribution and warehousing.

On completion of this course, you could progress to study one of our other land-based courses.

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