Other Courses

The National Construction Training Centre was established in 2009. The Centre specialises in Construction Plant training and non-craft Training.

The current programmes on offer at Mount Lucas include:

  1. CSCS Programmes (New Entrants & Experienced Operators)
  2. UK Changeover Programme (Irish CSCS operators card recognition to UK CPCS Operators card)
  3. Non-EU transfer programme (UK CPCS – IRE CSCS) Recognition of prior qualifications, subject to terms and conditions
  4. HS&E Test Centre (UK equivalent of the Irish Safe Pass card)
  5. Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship

CSCS

New Entrant 4 Day

The CSCS New Entrant Plant Operator course is an induction course for new entrants. The course introduces the participant to good practices and provides an opportunity for participants to become familiar with the particular item of plant they intend to operate. The course is delivered over four days by CSCS Approved Training Organisations. Completion of the New […]

1 Day Experienced Operator

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) provides for the training, assessment, certification and registration of non-craft operatives within the construction sector. ABOUT The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) provides for the training, assessment, certification and registration of non-craft operatives within the construction sector. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme was developed following detailed consultation with the […]

CSCS Renewal / Replacement

Renew or replace your SOLAS CSCS Plant Operators Card Renewal of CSCS Registration Card:-Experienced Operator Cards must be renewed every five (5) years to ensure that the photograph of the card holder is current. Applicants can apply for a renewal card by submitting the completed Renewal Form, a current passport sized photograph (signed on the [...]

180 Excavator

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a 180 Excavator Operator in the Construction Industry. Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket and have completed at least 3 months on-site experience After six months work experience on the 180 Excavator participants must attend a one day […]

360 Excavator Operator

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a 360 Excavator Operator in the Construction Industry. Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket and have completed at least 3 months on-site experience. The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a 360 Excavator Operator in […]

Mini Digger

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a Mini Digger Operator in the Construction Industry. Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket and have completed at least 3 months on-site experience. After six months work experience on the Mini Digger participants must attend a one day […]

Site Dumper

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a Site Dumper Operator in the Construction Industry. Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket and have completed at least 3 months on-site experience. After six months work experience on the Site Dumper participants must attend a one day [...]

Articulated Dumper

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a Articulated Dumper Operator in the Construction Industry Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket and have completed at least 3 months on-site experience. After six months work experience on the Articulated Dumper participants must attend a one day […]

Telescopic Handler

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a Telescopic Handler Operator in the Construction Industry Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket and have completed at least 3 months on-site experience. After six months work experience on the Telescopic Handler participants must attend a one-day assessment. […]

Tower Crane

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a Tower Crane Operator in the Construction Industry. Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket, Experienced Operators Slinger and Signaller operations card and have completed at least 3 months on-site experience. After six months work experience on the Tower Crane […]

Self-Erector Crane / Remote Operated Crane

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a Self-Erector Crane / Remote Operated Crane Operator in the Construction Industry. Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket and have completed at least 3 months on-site experience. After six months work experience on the Self-Erector Crane / Remote […]

Slinger/Signaller

The course is designed for Beginners who want to become a Slinger/Signaller Operator in the Construction Industry Before taking part, participants are required to have a valid Safe Pass Ticket and have completed at least three months’ on-site experience. After six months’ work experience on the Slinger/Signaller participants must attend a one day assessment. On successful […]

Changeover

Changeover (CSCS IRE – CPCS UK) & (CPCS UK – CSCS IRE)

Transfer of your FÁS/SOLAS CSCS Plant Operator’s card for a Blue CPCS Plant Operator card.   The CPCS requirements for FÁS/SOLAS CSCS plant cardholders to gain a Blue CPCS (UK) plant operator card are as follows:   Applicants must hold a valid SOLAS CSCS plant registration card. Applicants must have NEVER held the skills they [...]

HS & E

HSE & CPCS Renewals

The CITB Health, Safety & Environment test helps raise standards across the industry. The Operatives test ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. All tests last for 45 minutes and have 50 questions. The test is made up of behavioural case studies and knowledge questions to [...]

Bespoke Training

Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship

The Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship is a 13-month training programme which will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to deliver infrastructure for utilities companies. Upon successful completion of the Traineeship, you will achive a CABWI Level2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations - Water (Main Layer) as well as many essential industry-recognised training qualifications. [...]

MEWP Training

This course is the new Irish Certification delivered at The National Construction Training Centre for MEWP Operators in all working at height applications. This training includes both the Scissor Lift MEWP and the Articulated Boom MEWP. On successful completion of this course, Operators will gain an Irish qualification and Operators card. The card is valid […]

Forklift Training

This course is the new Irish Certification delivered at The National Construction Training Centre for Forklift Operators in all logistical applications. This training includes Reach, Counter Balance and Electric powered pallet trucks. On successful completion of this course, Operators will gain an Irish qualification and Operators card. The card is valid for 5 years and […]

Card Schemes

CSCS – Yellow Experienced Operator Card

This card is available if you are a trainee and are registered for a qualification that leads to a skilled CSCS card (in the majority of cases a NVQ/SVQ). Please note: SSSTS, SMSTS and NEBOSH General will not be accepted as routes to a Trainee card. The card is valid for five years and can […]

CPCS – Blue Competent Operators Card

A five year card that is renewable. Demonstrable skills required are: Health, safety and environment awareness through the CITB Health, safety and environment test Underpinning knowledge and understanding through the CPCS Theory Test Operating ability through the CPCS Practical Test Proven operating competence through achievement of a relevant SVQ or NVQ. Moving from Trained Operator […]

CSCS – Red New Entrant Card

This card is available if you are a trainee and are registered for a qualification that leads to a skilled CSCS card (in the majority of cases a NVQ/SVQ). Please note: SSSTS, SMSTS and NEBOSH General will not be accepted as routes to a Trainee card. The card is valid for five years and can […]

We don’t offer Safe Pass training at Mount Lucas training centre. For a full list of SOLAS approved safe pass training organisations & tutors please visit www.solas.ie.

If you are unemployed, please contact your local social welfare branch to speak to a case officer, they will then add you to the waitlist for the course you are seeking.

For a full list of scheduled 1 day New Entrant and 4 day Experienced Operator courses, please contact our office on (057) 9362508

We currently do not have a facility to take payment over the phone.

Terms

Once both parties have confirmed a test date and you have received confirmation from us through email you are NOT entitled to a refund. Please make sure to be vigilant when confirming test dates.

You can change CSCS Plant skills

You can change CSCS Plant skills which you hold on a CSCS card that is in date by going through a CPCS Skills Interview, CPCS Theory Test and a Health Safety & Environmental test.

All requirements are available at Mount Lucas.

Please complete and submit a transfer of CSCS – CPCS booking form & Health Safety and Environmental Test Application Form which can be found in the resources section or by contacting the office 0579362508

Please contact SOLAS on 01 5332500 for more information.

No. You will keep your Irish card. You will need to have this card with you at the training centre on the day of your changeover. Please note that you cannot proceed with your application unless you can produce your valid card on the day.

CSCS Operations

Here are a selection of common enquires.

If your question is not answered here, please contact us via the form below – we will be in touch promptly.