N202 NPORS Excavator 360 course – why should you book?

Excavator 360 course

An excavator is one of the most valuable types of plant equipment on a construction site. If you’re looking to book a construction course, the NPORS N202 excavator 360 course is one that we would definitely recommend. With countless amounts of tasks that can be completed with an excavator, it’s worth the time and effort when it comes to investing in your plant knowledge.

With over 3.1 million people currently working in the construction sector, the majority of these individuals have a digger ticket of some sort. Will you be joining them?

Find out about our excavator courses here at the Diggerland Plant Training School and why you should be booking on.


As an excavator 360 operator, working on a construction site could differ from day to day. Most digger operators will carry out the following types of work:

  • Moving and operating an excavator safely around site
  • Dredging large ditches and even rivers
  • Laying pipes to supply buildings with a water source, under the watchful eye of a slinger signaller if required
  • Demolition work of existing structures
  • Lifting large quantities of materials around site
  • Digging and leveling out ground

The type of work carried out by an excavator operator will primarily depend on the level of experience. Most of the tasks listed above are taught as standard during excavator training courses. 

Which skills should you have to be a successful excavator operator?

A great operator will be able to carry out the above tasks to a high standard. However the ability to remain calm in stressful situations, have good spatial awareness and the knowledge to control equipment safely will also help complete the job at hand. 

360 Excavator course (above 10 ton)
NPORS Excavator 360 course


Our excavator 360 course runs from 1 to 10 days, depending on any existing experience. We do have the choice of training for complete novices, as well as experienced worker tests only for those with previous knowledge.

Operators can expect to learn:

  • Identify the correct PPE that needs to be worn when operating a digger
  • Carrying out pre checks and machine inspections
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine correctly
  • Set the machine up correctly for moving in open and areas with restricted space
  • Fitting and removing essential attachments

The full course specification can be found here. An excavator is the most popular type of machinery on a construction site, so we would highly recommend investing in an NPORS excavator course. 

Other excavator courses available

If you wish to further your excavator knowledge, we have other excavator courses available for all aspiring operators. Choose from: 

Excavator 180 course – Operators will learn how to successfully control a backhoe loader. Using the back hoe as well as the front bucket is a skill in itself. Have you got the skills?

Excavator as a crane course – You’ll never know when an excavator may be needed to lift large or heavy loads. Having the ability to use an excavator as a crane can be incredibly beneficial on a construction site. 

Quick Hitch Awareness – The use of quick hitches has become very popular within the construction sector. Quick hitches allow operators to use multiple digger attachments on a machine. Learn how to successfully fit and remove attachments safely. 


At the Diggerland Plant Training School, we have plenty of NPORS training courses available. Not only can we run the N201 Excavator 360 course, we have a wide variety of construction and health and safety based courses to choose from. 

Whether you want to train as part of a group with your work colleagues, or simply require one to one training, we can assist. Our experienced NPORS instructors can carry out training courses at our 4 UK Diggerland locations in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire. 

Can’t make it to our sites? Our instructors would be more than happy to conduct training at external construction sites and areas. 

If you want to book onto any of our NPORS training courses, we can discuss a particular course in detail if it’s something you’re interested in. Pricing and availability can be provided when an enquiry is made.

To get in contact with us or to book onto our courses please call: 01634 295355 or email us at: mail@digger.school.