National Plant

The flexibility of the NPORS scheme means we can offer assessments and training in the workplace or on site. This card only suits certain industries and sectors so if you are not sure ask and we will advise to whether this will be suitable for your needs.


CPCS test centre number 9514

This is your guarantee that you are dealing with an official CPCS test centre. Only accredited test centres can use this logo and have a unique centre number to go with it so you can check their authenticity on the CPCS website and database.


Construction Awards Alliance

We are a fully accredited NVQ centre offering the conversion of CPCS trained operator red cards to CPCS competent operator blue cards. This award is delivered on site so you don't have to take any time off work.



North West Services is one of the leading plant training providers in the North West with our CPCS test centre located at Ashton in Makerfield nr Wigan. The CPCS test centre which at 15 acres is the largest in the whole of sector 4 is conveniently situated within 2 minutes of junction 25 of the M6.Excavators This allows us to deliver multiple courses on the same date making our availability more flexible than a lot of other CPCS test centres in the North West. We are a fully accredited CPCS test centre, an accredited NPORS training provider and also an accredited NVQ centre with CITB CSKILLS Awards.

We cater for all industries plant training needs no matter what they are, from a construction company requiring excavator and dumper training to a warehouse requiring fork lift truck training. With over 30 categories  of plant training on offer directly by us at our CPCS test centre we are one of the most accredited in the whole of sector 4.

The test centre has been exclusively designed to cater for plant training in all its formats and is more than capable of hosting the larger items of plant if required.

Here at North West Services we can provide for every individual’s requirements from the most experienced operators right through to the complete novice who has never sat on a machine before. Individuals and companies receive the same quality service and free information, Advice and guidance for their plant training needs. Our NVQ centre is accredited to offer the Red CPCS trained operator card upgrade to blue competence card through the QCF Plant Operations Level 2 Award and we have already successfully upgraded over  400 cards in the last 4 years.

Please use the menus on the website for more information about the individual courses and schemes you are interested in or contact us via telephone 01942 233 361 or email  with your enquiry so we can discuss your plant training needs and put together a no obligation tailor made quote.

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