Diggerland Plant Training School: What to Know Before Attending an NPORS Course


Before attending an NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) course at Diggerland, it’s essential to familiarise yourself with the course and what to expect. Being prepared for your course will make the experience more knowledgeable for you and your co-workers. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the key aspects you need to know in order to complete your NPORS course successfully. 

What is Diggerland Plant Training School 

Diggerland Plant Training School specialises in providing high-quality training courses for operating heavy machinery. Located at various Diggerland Theme Parks, they offer comprehensive NPORS courses, recognised within the construction and plant operator industry. The school equips operators with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely operate a range of construction equipment, including excavators, dumpers, telehandlers, and more.

Excavator course
Telehandler course

Benefits of attending an NPORS course with us:

Enrolling in an NPORS course at Diggerland Plant Training School offers numerous benefits. Firstly, the training is conducted by experienced and certified instructors who have extensive knowledge of the machinery. This ensures that students receive proper guidance and instruction throughout the course. Secondly, NPORS certification is widely recognised within the construction industry, enhancing employment prospects. Additionally, the training equips individuals with vital safety skills, emphasising the importance of safe operation and maintenance practices, promoting a secure working environment. Did you know NPORS recently increased the security of the cards by introducing a new ‘Smart Card which adds a QR code. When scanned, the operator profile will be brought up. This feature could be used to authenticate a person’s NPORS card on-site. 

Course offerings and eligibility:

The Diggerland Plant Training School provides a variety of NPORS courses tailored to different machinery and skill levels. Courses range from novice level, suitable for beginners, to experienced and refresher courses for more advanced operators. Prior experience is not always necessary, as our training accommodates individuals with varying levels of expertise. However, certain courses may require attendees to meet specific age restrictions and medical fitness criteria, ensuring the safety of all participants.

Course duration and structure:

The duration of an NPORS course at Diggerland Plant Training School typically varies depending on the specific course and individual progress. Novice courses may span multiple days, offering comprehensive training from the basics to more advanced techniques. Experienced and refresher courses are generally shorter and focus on specific aspects or machinery. The training includes both theoretical and practical elements, allowing students to gain hands-on experience under the guidance of qualified instructors.

The Diggerland Plant Training School provides plant operators with an excellent platform to gain the necessary skills and qualifications through their NPORS courses. Understanding the information in this blog post means you can make an informed decision about enrolling in an NPORS course. 

Contact the Team Today

Our main training site is based in Kent, local for anyone in the South East and surrounding areas. We can 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.

If you’re looking to book onto any of our upcoming NPORS training course dates, we have instructors on hand to assist.

Get in touch with a member of the team today by emailing us if you have any questions, or want to reserve your space on a course. Alternatively, you can give us a call on: 01634 295355 to discuss our excavator courses in detail.

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