How Much Is A Telehandler Ticket?

Telehandler courses

Are you thinking of entering the construction industry, but not sure where to start? There are plenty of training courses available for novices, whether you opt for NPORS or CPCS. So now it’s time to decide what machinery you would like to be qualified in operating. Aside from the most commonly used type of construction equipment, excavators, telehandlers are also very popular on any work site. For health and safety reasons, operators must hold a telehandler ticket and be fully qualified in line with laws and legislations. Let’s take a look at the NPORS telehandler course in more detail below.


What will the telehandler course cover?

If you’re interested in booking onto our next telehandler course, you’ll be keen to know what the course will cover. Operators will be able to learn the following: 

  • Knowing the responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks
  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, over varying terrain, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined areas
  • Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

The full course details can be found on our website, as well as a look into the telehandler course we run.

How long does a telehandler licence last?

If you’re choosing to book onto a telehandler course, you will be required to book a refresher course after 5 years. Should your telehandler ticket expire and a refresher course has not been booked, this will potentially cause you to be off work until the correct training is in place.

If you require refresher training, this is something we would be happy to assist with. Give us a call today to enquire: 01634 295355.

How much will a telehandler cost?

Now the big question, how much will a telehandler course set you back? Unfortunately we cannot answer that completely as it will primarily depend on the individual. The price will vary depending on if the operator has any existing experience prior to booking onto our course. 

How long will telehandler training take?

Similar to the cost, the duration of the course will also depend on the experience of the operator. If you’ve had previous experience operating a telehandler, or even qualified to use a forklift, it will mean passing the course within a couple of days. Whereas, novices will need the full amount of time to achieve their telehandler ticket, which often is around 5 days. 

If you’re unsure which category you would come under then not to worry. Our instructors will carry out a full assessment prior to booking you onto our courses. 

The duration of the telehandler course will also depend on the amount of other operators present during training. An operator is likely to pass the course faster if it’s 1:1 training, in comparison to a group due to the additional attention received.


If you’re planning on specialising in operating telehandlers as part of your job then the NPORS N010 telehandler course is a great entry level training course to do.We also run a Telehandler (Suspended Loads) course. More information can be found on our website, and our team is also happy to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding the training.


If our NPORS N010 telehandler course is right up your street then don’t hang around. Our training spaces fill up quickly once we release the next available date, so we would hate for you to miss out. Especially if you are waiting on a refresher course before your telehandler ticket expires!

We currently have a couple of spaces remaining on our upcoming telehandler training course. Running from 31st October until 4th November, you could be training alongside our experienced instructors, until you become telehandler ready!

If you can’t make this date then don’t forget to contact our team, and we can also advise you of the next telehandler training date coming up. Whether that is during the remainder of 2022, or looking ahead to 2023, we will try our best to accommodate your needs. 


Our main training site is based in Kent, local for anyone in the South East and surrounding areas. We also operate in Devon, Durham and Yorkshire as well. If you’re not local to any of these areas we can also arrange for our instructors to teach on an external site, at a time and date to suit the company or operators.

It’s important to note that the training courses available at the Diggerland Plant Training School welcome both novices and operators with previous experience. So if you’re still unqualified and want to get the training you require, get in touch with us today!

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