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NPORS - National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

Established in 1992, the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is now one of the UK's leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies, working across the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Distribution, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors.


NPORS offers flexibility that its CPCS alternative doesn't, whilst maintaining standards both nationally and internationally by working closely with industry and Accredited Training Providers.


All NPORS training & assessments can be delivered at the client’s location, enabling TUTS to cover the full length and breadth of the UK, this of course has the additional benefit in reducing downtime on site as candidates aren't having to be released for examination purposes as they may need to with the CPCS alternative.

NPORS Categories we cover...

Material Handling:


N001 Industrial Counterbalanced Lift Truck

N003 Reach Truck

N004 Lorry Mounted Lift Truck

N005 Order Picker

N006 Side loader

N007 Narrow Aisle Lift Truck

N008 Pallet/Stacker Truck

N009 Rough Terrain Lift Truck

N010 Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler

N011 Industrial Telescopic Handler

N012 Container Handler

N013 Pivot Steer Lift Truck

N135 Multi Directional Lift Truck




N108 MEWP Boom

N109 MEWP Scissor

N111 Hoist

N706 Mobile Towers

N119 Mast Climber




N101 Mobile Crane

N102 Tower Crane

N103 Crawler Crane

N104 Overhead Crane

N105 Quay Crane

N107 Lorry Loader

N242 Side Boom

N114 Overhead Container Gantry Crane

N115 Remote Control Tower Crane

N100 Excavator as a Crane - Bolt on only

N136 Boat Hoist

N138 Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads - Bolt On

N402 Slinger / Signaller

N401 Appointed Person

N405 Crane / Lift Supervisor


Earth Moving Machinery:


N116 Dragline

N201 Excavator 180°

N202 Excavator 360°

N123 Excavator Mini up to 5 Tonnes

N722 Materials Re-Handler

N203 Trencher

N204 Forward Tipping Dumper

N205 Rear Tipping Dumper

N206 Loader Compressor

N209 Loading Shovel

N212 Skidsteer Loader

N215 Dozer

N223 Scraper

N224 Landfill Compactor

N240 Grader

N241 Pay Welder

N250 Compact Loader

N601 Agricultural Tractor


Miscellaneous Equipment:


N211 Concrete Pump (Mobile)

N221 Piling Rig

N130 Horizontal Directional Drilling Rig

N721 Concrete Pump (Static

N207 Crusher

N208 Screener

N106 Log Handler

At TUTS we're committed to delivering the highest level of training and assessment to each and every one of our candidates.


Not only do we offer a number of scheduled open courses across our plant operations offering, but we also have the capability to delivery 'dedicated' customer specific and even bespoke courses, with discounted pricing available for multiple candidate bookings.


When it comes to our construction plant training, TUTS are a specialist provider of the two most recognised carding schemes in the industry - NPORS 'National Plant Operators Registration Scheme' & CPCS 'Construction Plant Competence Scheme'.


We're also able to offer NVQ Assessments for our full plant offering, allowing candidates to upgrade / renew their cards as required.

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Street Works:


N214 Road Roller  

N216 Road Planer

N218 Asphalt Re-instatement

N220 Paver

N244 Chipper

N609 Winching & Recovery

N802 Gritter/Snowplough

X217 Road Sweeper




N210 Tow Tractor

N219 Skip Lorry

N225 Multi Lift & Drop Vehicle

N243 Shunt Vehicle

N120 Plant Loader & Securer

N607 4 x 4 Off Road Vehicle

N608 All-Terrain Vehicle




N502 Rail Drill

N503 Sleeper Drill

N504 Rail Handler (Iron Man)

N505 Impact Wrench

N506 Generator


Health & Safety Courses:


N702 Confined Spaces - Low Risk

N702 Confined Spaces - Medium Risk

N702 Confined Spaces - High Risk

N403 Vehicle Marshall

N133 Plant Machinery Marshall

N132 Plant Mover

N404 Safe Working at Height

N703 Fire Warden

N704 Manual Handling

N711 Safe Use of Ladders

N723 Harness and Fall Arrest

N714 Safety at Street and Road Works

S001 Safety Awareness


Small Equipment:


N301A Abrasive Wheels Awareness

N301B Abrasive Wheels with Practical Cutting/Grinding

N302 Bench Saw

N303 Circular Saw

N304 Cable Avoidance Tool

N602 Chain Saw

N603 Wood Chipper / Shredder

N604 Grass Cutters / Mowers

N605 Strimmer / Brushcutter

N606 Stump Grinder

N610 Hedge Trimmer

N710 Cartridge Tools

Needing to upgrade a NPORS Trained Operator card to a NPORS Competent Operator Card?


Candidates needing to upgrade have to undertake an NVQ specific to the item(s) of plant they hold.

For more information on the qualifications required, and delivery methods, please click here

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Needing to upgrade an NPORS Trained Operator card to a Competent Operator Card?


Candidates needing to upgrade have to undertake an NVQ specific to the item(s) of plant they hold.


For more information on the qualification required and delivery methods, please click here

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CPCS vs NPORS - consider your options....

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