Goldcast Academy is a fully certified CPCS and NPORS training and test centre. We offer the highest quality plant operators training courses in the UK.

  • Are you looking for a new career path?
  • Do you want to expand your existing qualifications?
  • Do you want to become a plant operator?
  • Are you interested in plant operators courses?
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How to start?

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Contact us and sign up for a training course

Find out more about our courses, available dates & prices

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Book a training session, a test or a trial day

We offer training courses, theory and practical tests as well as trail days for your chosen machine

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Train with us
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We offer on-site training using the highest quality equipment

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Get qualified and start new career

Get CPSC or NPORS qualifications and start your career as a plant operator. You can also extend your qualifications portfolio with our NVQ courses on machine of your choice


Start your adventure as a plant operator with us! We offer a wide range of courses designed for both beginners and experienced operators. Learn skills from fully qualified instructors and get sought-after qualifications.


60 days challenge

This package deal is best suited for anyone starting up their journey as a plant operator. The course covers stationary training on: Excavator 360, lifting operations and a Forward Tipping Dumper. The course lasts 6 days so that you get plenty of time to learn and practise before your tests. Once you pass your tests you get 3
qualifications that enable you to look for work on any building site. This package includes accommodation for the duration of the course.

  • 2 heavy construction machines 3 qualifications
  • 6 days of intensive training
  • Professional and experienced instructors

The aim of this challenge is to get you trained and working within 60 days of starting your training with us.

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GoldCast Academy for businesses

Our team of professional consultants can offer guidance on the most efficient ways to carry out training in your workspace. We offer a wide range of courses and bespoke training. We can arrange for you to run training for multiple employees on your site. No delegation or travel expenses for your staff.

Contact us at 07766 512 350 to request a proposal tailored to your needs.

What skills will you acquire?

  • You will learn the construction and operating basics to safely and effectively carry out your duties as a plant operator
  • Awareness of the occupational health and safety regulations in a workplace
  • Insight of how to organise your work day
  • Skills to operate heavy construction machines
  • Competences to create safe working conditions for yourself and those around you
  • Ability to work in a team

Why choose our academy?

Highly experienced instructors

Our instructors have many years of experience in the industry.

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Passing rate at over 97%

We aim to prepare our trainees for a career in the construction industry.

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Collaboration with a recruitment agency

We work with a recruitment agency to help our trainees get into the industry.

The largest training and assessment centre in the UK

At Goldcast Academy we offer the widest selection of courses in the UK. We will help you gain all the necessary skills and qualifications whether you are new to the plant operators world or you want to grow your qualifications portfolio.

Contact us and find out how we can help you make the next step in your career.

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Comprehensive support to find a new job

As one of the most recognised training centres in the UK, we work with reputable companies operating in the construction industry. For our trainees, we offer support in finding employment.

About Us

Goldcast Academy is a training and testing centre located in Glasgow. Our Team is very passionate and knowledgeable. Our trainers
have over 20 years of experience in the industry so we are confident that we have what it takes to train you.

Whether you are just starting your journey as a plant operator or are already experienced and looking to expand your operators qualifications portfolio, we will take care of you. We can advise, train and help you get your dream job. Call us now!

Our partners

We are highly recommended by our clients

I would highly recommend GoldCast Academy, for any plant CPCS courses. They have now introduced an interpreter for the Asian workers, who speak multiple languages.

Mandeep Mehroke

I would highly recommend GoldCast Academy.
Very high standard training! CPCS or NPORS only with GoldCast Academy!

Mariusz Kaczmarski

I have to share my opinion about GoldCast Academy in July I completed a course for a number of machines that were offered to me
The whole training was conducted at the most professional level I took advantage of this project and I am very grateful to the group because I earn better money for my family
I recommend it for professionalism!


Frequently asked questions

  • What is the CITB test and how to prepare for it?

    CITB is a Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test. The test is designed to assess how you respond to different health, safety and environment situations that may arise on a construction site.

  • What types of qualifications are there, and how to obtain them?

    CPCS Construction Plant Competence Scheme NPORS National Plant Operators Registration Scheme
    NVQ National Vocational Qualifications
    CSCS Construction Skills Competence Scheme

    To obtain these qualifications you must attend training and successfully pass exams.

  • Which heavy plant qualifications are most in demand on the market?

    Consult one of our experts to find the course that best suits your requirements and also meets the current needs of a construction industry in your area. One thing you can be sure of is that a licence for heavy construction machinery is an investment that will pay off.

  • How much do I need to invest to become a machine operator?

    Statistically, once you gain your qualification you should receive a return on your investment in one month. We offer comprehensive support in finding employment for all our trainees.


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