Diving into Dumper Training: Training and Assessment Options and Opportunities

In our latest blog, we’re delving into the diverse range of dumper training and test options available. From introductory courses for novices to advanced sessions for experienced operators, we explore the various programs designed to prepare individuals for dumper operation assessments. Whether you’re seeking to obtain a certification or refresh your skills for compliance purposes, we’ve got you covered.

Join us as we highlight the importance of proper training, outline the curriculum of different courses, and empower you to choose the training option that best suits your needs and goals. Whether you’re new to dumper operation or a seasoned professional looking to stay up-to-date with the latest standards, our guide will help you navigate the world of dumper training and assessments with confidence. Let’s dive in and ensure safe and efficient dumper operation for all!

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The different Dumper Training Options available

Lets first get you onto the correct course, as there are a few different options available with us.

Each of the names above is a link to our course syllabus blog, with all the course information.

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Training and Testing

All our courses can be registered with NPORS.   They consist of a theory session, which for novice courses include full training and presentation.  Refresher and test courses are just a recap of training, any changes in legislation, or updates on new regulations etc. whereas Experienced Workers Tests are straight in to the theory test consisting of 5 questions to answer in full and 20 multiple choice. The theory test required pass mark is 80%.

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Certification & Validation

As mentioned above the Dumper Training can be registered with our awarding body NPORS or accredited by us Kentra Training. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances.

Registration with NPORS can be with either the standard 5 year traditional card or with a

NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card.
NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card.

New Entrant – No (S)NVQ Held (2 year – Red Card)

Once successfully tested operators who do not hold the requisite Excavator NVQ will be issued with a Trained Operator card valid for 2 years from the date they were tested. During the two year period they will be required to register for and achieve the requisite (S)NVQ.

On successful completion of this process a Competent Operator card will be issued valid for 5 years from the date of application. A CPD record / operator logbook will also be issued.

New Entrant – (S)NVQ Held (5 year – Blue Card)

Once successfully tested operators who do currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date they were tested. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record / operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operators continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases for a NPORS/CSCS card, operators will have to supply proof that they have passed the CITB health, safety & environmental touch screen test within two years.

So candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:

  • Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
  • NPORS traditional registration and plastic ID card (for whichever Dumper course – as above)
  • NPORS/CSCS registration and plastic ID card (for whichever Dumper course – as above)
    • 2 year Red card – No NVQ
    • 5 year Blue card – if you hold a NVQ for Excavations

If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

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So why use Kentra Training?  As many of you know Kentra was established in 1997 by Norman Kennish. Straight away the company registered with NPORS as a training provider. Our registration is number 66 and as such we are now one of the longest serving TP’s with them, delivering nearly 100 different training courses, including our own unique NPORS Small Plant and Portable Tools course and also the NPORS Dumper Training, which is what this blog is about.

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Arranging training with us is simple, contact us through the webpage , email the office on office@kentratraining.co.uk   or give us a call on 01606 832 556 and we can talk you through the different options available.     It really couldn’t be easier to trained as competent operator, we are waiting to help you.

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Our awarding body is National Plant Operators Registration Scheme – NPORS.com