Kentra Training is one of the longest registered NPORS Training Providers, and with this blog we wanted to bring you all the latest NPORS course ratios – the durations, training and testing maximum candidate numbers per course.  As with all our blogs we like to post things we think our customers will find useful, and course durations is always a difficult one as each category is different.

NPORS course ratios

Reading instructions from NPORS

The following course durations training and testing – NPORS course ratios are the maximum numbers set by the NPORS scheme. They cover novice operator training and testing, through to experienced worker tests. The ratios given are based on One instructor and One machine in a standard eight hour working day. The novice course durations stated are the maximum durations recommended by the scheme, however, these durations can be extended to suit the needs of learners where appropriate.

Where training durations are to be reduced due to operator experience then correct profiling must take place, (our instructors will make sure that this is completed) and the course duration may only then be reduced once the instructor is satisfied that the operators are suitably experienced to undertake a shorter duration course.

Stated ratios are: Trainee: Machine: Instructor

When outdoor training and testing is being conducted, Instructors must consider weather and lighting conditions. These factors may necessitate an adjustment to the course timetable or number of tests, in the interests of safety.

In some sections of this ratios document items have been marked with * alongside them to indicate that they may be combined with other categories when conducting Experienced Worker Tests. However, the 3 + 3 combinations are only allowed within the sections they have been identified in i.e. cranes/lifting etc. 3 + 3 combinations are not allowed across different sections and are only allowed as indicated beneath each section.

Help from Kentra

Experienced Worker mixed assessments are also available – so for example one person can take a couple of different machine tests in a day with one instructor.

If you are unsure of any combinations or what test can be completed on the same day – please do not hesitate to contact the office.  The office staff are happy to talk through all the different options available. This blog is only an indication of the NPORS course durations training and testing ratios.

NPORS Course Ratios

NPORS course ratios

NPORS course ratios

NPORS course ratios

NPORS course ratios

NPORS course ratios

NPORS course ratios

NPORS course ratios

NPORS course ratios

Included in this section is our own unique Kentra Course – P729 Small plant and portable tools course, here’s a link to our blog post containing the course syllabus for more information.  This course was developed by us, with NPORS so the training can be registered as usual and included on your NPORS membership.

NPORS course ratios

Additional Training

In addition to the NPORS courses above, we also provide our own Kentra Training courses for a full list of what we can offer is available in our  full course brochure and can be downloaded from this website – so have a look at what we do.

Our trained office staff are waiting to help you with any of your health and safety training requirements or questions regarding the courses we can offer.   Just click on this link for the ‘Get in Touch‘ option or give us a call on 01606 832 556.

The Kentra Training Team are waiting to help.

NPORS course ratios

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