Top Tips for Passing NPORS Training Courses

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NPORS training courses are designed to ensure that operators of plant machinery and industrial equipment have the necessary skills and knowledge to operate machines safely and efficiently. Whether you’re an experienced operator or a novice, passing an NPORS course can be challenging. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with some top tips for passing NPORS training courses.


So, you’ve booked onto our training course, and your upcoming training dates are nearly upon you. Make sure you have read our top tips to go into the training with a fresh mind, ready to pass your test on the first try!

Study the Course Material Thoroughly

To pass an NPORS course, it is essential to study the course material thoroughly. The course materials will provide you with essential information about the machinery and safety procedures. You will need to know how to operate the equipment safely and effectively before you even step foot in the machine. Make sure you understand the information before you start the practical part of the course. Our experienced instructors will be able to answer any questions you may have prior to getting out into the training area.

Take Notes During the Training

Taking notes during the training can help you remember important details and procedures that you may forget otherwise. Writing down important points during the classroom or practical sessions will help you review the material later.

Ask Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions during the training. The instructors are there to help you understand the material and to help you succeed in the course. If you’re unsure about something, ask for clarification. Clearing any doubts during the training will help you perform better in the practical assessment.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Getting to grips with the machinery and equipment is crucial for passing your NPORS training courses. You must ensure you are carrying out the correct operating procedures, manoeuvres, and safety protocols until they become second nature. Becoming familiar with the plant equipment or information you need to remember, will help you build muscle memory and confidence in operating the machinery.

Stay Calm During the Test

The tests at the end of the course can be nerve-wracking, but it’s essential to stay calm during, to perform to the best of your ability. Remember, you’ve prepared for this, and you know what to do. Stay focused and take your time to read and understand the questions carefully. Rushing through the test can cause you to make mistakes.

Be Familiar with the Machinery and Equipment

Familiarise yourself with the machinery and equipment you’ll be using during the course. Knowing the machinery’s features, functions, and safety protocols will help you operate them safely and confidently. It pays off to do some research at home, outside of your training hours. 

Maintain a Positive Attitude

Maintaining a positive attitude throughout the course can help you stay motivated and focused. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and trust that you can pass the course. 


Here at the Diggerland Plant Training School we have a wide variety of NPORS training courses to choose from. Select from: 

  • Excavator courses
  • Dumper courses
  • Telehandler courses
  • Healthy & Safety courses
  • Other construction courses

Our full course list can be found here


Whether you’re based locally to our main training site in Kent, or closer to our other UK locations in Devon, Durham or Yorkshire, we can carry out NPORS training for you or your employees.

We would be more than happy to carry out training on a site of your choice. Our instructors can work with you to meet your certain requirements. Give us a call on: 01634 295355 or email us today to discuss any of our NPORS construction courses. 

Should we have any upcoming course dates that have last minute availability, we will post details on our social media channels so make sure you’re following us.