NPORS are changing thir carding system which will become similar to the CPCS Scheme. They aim to introduce a 2 tiered Card system. All new NPORS cards will be issued with candidates having 2 years to progress to a full card. To do this, the candidate must complete an L2 Construction Based Qualification for their required category/categories.
NPORS / CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card
New applicants will, having undergone their training and testing, be issued with a Trained Operator Card, which will be valid for 2 years from the date of test. During this period, the operator will be required to register for an achieve the (S)NVQ relevant to the categories held on their Trained Operator Card.
In addition to this, the operator logbook will need to be completed and validated. Once achieved the operator can apply for the Competent Operator Card valid for 5 years from date of application.
Existing NPORS Card Holders
Existing NPORS card holders will be given the opportunity to apply for a transitional card. If the operator does not hold the relevant (S)NVQ for the categories held on their operator card they will be issued with the Trained Operator Card valid for 2 years from date of application. They will then be required to follow the same process as a new entrant.
If the operator holds the relevant (S)NVQ for the categories held on their operator card, they can apply for the Competent Operator Card valid for 5 years from the date of application.
When will the new process begin?
For new entrants to the scheme the new process will begin on 1st October 2016 for notified training / testing.