We are open from 8am – 5pm Monday to Sunday. Courses will need to be booked between these times.


Where are you based?

Our training courses are carried out at our main location is based in Kent, however we do have the facilities to offer certain training in Devon, Durham and Yorkshire.

If you’re looking for NPORS training in our other locations, please give us a call to discuss your requirements.

What facilities do you have on site?

Here at Diggerland Plant Training School we wish to make your plant training courses an enjoyable experience with comfortable facilities.

– Lounge Area

– Kitchen with cooking facilities

– Tea & Coffee Supplies

– Showers are available

Do I require a CSCS Card?

Most of our courses do not require a CSCS card. However, please enquire for more information.

Will I need to bring my own Personal Protective Equipment?

PPE is mandatory when attending any of Diggerland Plant Training School’s Courses. If you attend a course without the correct Personal Protection Equipment you will be unable to participate outside of the classroom. We ask that you bring the following:

  • High visibility waist cost
  • Steel toe cap safety boots
  • Hard hat
  • Pair of gloves for the plant training
Is there a minimum amount of people required for each course?

We do require a certain amount of people per course to book you in. Please see each individual course for more information.

Do I need a valid UK car driving licence to be able to operate plant machinery?

No. There is no legal requirement for plant operators to hold a car driving licence unless they wish to drive their machinery on public roads. All operators driving plant on public roads must comply with the appropriate road traffic legislation.

How do I book a plant training course?

If you have found a plant training course you are interested in booking, you can email us at: to find out more information and book on directly. Individuals can also book courses online via our website. 

Can I book a course for the weekend?

Yes, we are open from 8am – 5pm Monday to Sunday. 

What is the duration of the plant training courses on offer?

Course lengths will differ depending on the individuals experience, as well as the type of course itself. Plant training courses can vary from 1 – 10 days.

Do you train as a group or as an individual?

We can train individually or in small groups. Most individuals find that training alongside another employee is the most economic use of time.

Is there a minimum age requirement to book onto the courses?

Due to the “Age Discrimination Act” there are no minimum age limits for obtaining an NPORS plant operator card.

However, the schemes “Policies and Procedures” must be complied with. The legal requirement for the operation of Plant and Equipment is that employees must have received adequate “Plant Training and Authorised” to operate the specific item of plant as required by Regulation 9 of the “Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998”. Employers may impose specific age limits due to insurance implications and clarification should be sought from your employer.

Who requires plant training?

We provide plant training courses for anyone who uses or will be operating plant equipment and machinery in the civil engineering, construction and utilities industries.


As an optional extra we can offer food from our on site cafe. There is no minimum number to be able to order food. Food can be paid for as an additional extra when booking your course online through our website.

We can cater for any dietary requirements. Please email: with any dietary requirements and the day you have booked your course for.