Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd (FTCS) and Construction Training Academy (CTA) are pleased to present our new FTCS Training Centres. FTCS and CTA work proudly in partnership and we pride ourselves on the delivery of our training.

About Construction Training Academy

CTA recognise the significance of accredited training goes beyond a competitive distinction from other training providers.

Working with many of the UK’s leading accrediting bodies including CPCS, ALLMI, NPORS we are committed to continuous service improvement, supporting achievement of qualifications that learners and employers understand and value, whilst having the confidence that they are also compliant with the latest Legislation and industry best practice.

Our instructors and assessors are not only experts in their individual fields but are all dedicated to delivering training and assessment that is both relevant and engaging.
Certain training and assessments can be provided at your location, enabling any company, site-specific procedures or requirements to be incorporated and allowing trainees to get the most from their experience. However, if you require the training to be conducted at one of our centres, we have outstanding, custom built, fully equipped, and accredited training facilities at locations around the UK.

With 30 years of experience, partnerships with leading global organisations, the option of training at our sites or yours, and continual availability and support - together we can achieve more.

Outside of Tower Cranes FTCS and CTA can offer many other CPCS courses across the UK.
Our latest set of recruits (from left to right): Dave Ward, Martin Purvis, Tony Green, Allieu Deen-Kamara, Adam Jones
CPCS Courses

On offer are a selection of lifting courses in relation to Tower Cranes and Pedestrian Operated Tower Cranes and heavy lifting operations

Tower Crane (both saddle and luffing)

The Tower Crane course is 10 days long; 8 days of training and 2 days of technical tests. Based at our Shipdham centre you will learn how to operate on saddle and luffing jib cranes.

Also, for experienced Tower Crane and POTC operators who have held previous recognised qualifications, we offer a CPCS ‘END’ test - a theory test that once passed will need a practical test to be taken.

Self-Erecting Tower Cranes (POTC)

The Self-Erecting Tower Cranes (POTC) course is 5 days long; 4 days of training and 1 day of technical tests and is available at both of our centres.

Slinger/Signaller (Static Duties)

The Slinger/Signaller course is 3 days long; 2 days of training and 1 day of technical tests. You will learn the role of a Slinger/Signaller and the responsibilities that come with the role.
Crane Supervisor

The Crane Supervisor course is 4 days long; 3 days of training and 1 day of technical tests. You will learn the role of a crane supervisor and the responsibilities that come with the role.

Entry Requirements for undertaking a CPCS Course

You must have passed a CITB Health, Safety & Environment test, no more than 2 years before attending any of the available courses and must have a good understanding of spoken & written English

Assessment & Exam

The majority of CPCS courses are delivered through a combination of classroom based tutorials and practical exercises. You will then be assessed through theory & practical tests.


Upon successful completion of the CPCS technical tests you will be issued with a Red Trained operator card unless you have completed the relevant NVQ before taking the CPCS test, if this is the case then you can automatically upgrade to the Blue Competent operator card.

For course availability, pricing or to make a booking please contact CTA on 0333 202 7170 or visit the CTA website by clicking the link


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