NPORS Excavator 360 Course Duration

Novice Operator: 10 days training, maximum 3 candidates.


5 days training 1:1

Refresher: 1 Day, maximum 3 candidates

Experienced Worker Test: 1 day test only, maximum 4 candidates.

Location: Our Instructors can deliver training across London and the South-East.


NPORS Traditional card – valid for 5 years.



NPORS card with CSCS logo – accepted by all major building contractor’s. The initial card is the RED trained operator card which lasts for 2 years and can be upgraded to BLUE competent operator card further to completion of relevant NVQ.

CSCS Health & Safety Test

If you require the NPORS Excavator 360 operator card with the CSCS logo on then you must have completed the operatives health and safety test within the last two years.

In house certificates: suitable as proof of operator competence accepted for insurance and HSE compliance.

This course is approved for CITB Levy funding. Click the logo to find out more.


NPORS Excavator 360 Course 

This course is aimed at candidates who require a formal qualification for operating an Excavator 360.

NPORS is an approved CSCS Partner Card Scheme, providing evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for safe movement of construction machinery. Furthermore, training criteria is based on the approved standards of the Construction Leadership Council.

Entry Requirements

We offer Novice or Experienced Worker training and assessment. EWT Test are for operators who have received some form of training in the past or alternatively have been operating an Excavator 360 for several years. If you are unsure if you qualify to go down the test route please contact us to discuss this in more detail.

Candidates that require the 'HS&E TESTED Logo' displayed on their card they must have passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years.

There are two parts to the Excavator 360 test, a theory section comprised of 25 questions and a practical session, therefore a good understanding of spoken and written English is required.

NPORS Excavator 360 Course Content

  • Gaining a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as a plant operator.

  • Learning a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used.

  • Being able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.

  • Being able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions.

  • Identifying and maintaining PPE appropriate for excavator use.

  • Conducting all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements.

  • Safely mounting and dismounting the machine.

  • Starting and stopping the engine and safely moving the machine off and stopping it safely.

  • Configuring the machine for travel and manoeuvring it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas.

  • Conducting all necessary safety checks at the work area.

  • Manoeuvring the machine to the work area and correctly configuring in readiness to carry out excavating tasks.

  • Carrying out excavating tasks

  • Loading material onto transporting vehicles or into containers.

  • Reinstating excavation, grade and level ground

  • Fitting and removing attachments.

  • Carrying out all end of shift and shut down procedures.


  • 1 to 10t

  • Above and Below 10t

  • Wheeled or Tracked

  • Quick Hitch Awareness

  • Excavator as a Crane (additional bolt on category click here for more details)

Why Book with DTG Training

  • Excavator 360 training is available 6 days a week to suit your business requirements

  • Our Instructors are experienced, friendly and approachable.

  • Our training and assessment packages are competitively priced. 

  • We can deliver direct to your chosen location.

For further information or questions

If you require any further details or have a question regarding any of our courses, please email us or call 07542 845868