Course: NPTC Fork Lift Truck Operations

Department: Agriculture

Type: Short Course

Duration: Three days

The Course

Forklifts provide substantial savings in time and effort required to load, unload and stack materials. However they need to be operated with great care, otherwise they present a significant hazard. This qualification covers safe driving of a forklift truck, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, recognition of controls and instruments.

The forklift is driven around a suitable course with the operator moving and stacking various loads. The certificate is endorsed according to the type of machine use: industrial counterbalance, rough terrain masted forklift, rough terrain telescopic handler, reach truck, side loader or order picker.

As well as being held at Bishop Burton College this course can be delivered on your own site, using your own equipment ensuring your employees are trained in the environment they are most familiar with and at a time that best suits you.

How To Apply

To book a place or request further information, call us on 01964 553034 or email with your requirements.

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Entry Requirements

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years old.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification however candidates will be required to supply their own personal protective equipment which should consist of:

  • Overalls
  • Steel toe capped boots
  • High visibility vest

Martina Robinson

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

Martina has always had pet goats and hand-reared them since she was a young child. Her duties on her work experience placement at a beef farm organised through the College include feeding calves and carrying out health checks.