I’m Chris Thornton and I own CT Assessments and Training, based in Castleford, West Yorkshire.


The company provides operator training and NVQ’s (Levels 1-6) nationwide and has vast experience in all aspects of the Mobile Plant Sector.


Our team of experienced instructors deliver a high level of training based on their own extensive experience as operators in the industry – and enjoy passing on their wide-ranging knowledge.


We are an ATO, which means we can apply for the levy on your behalf for all training and NVQs. 


We also offer NVQs from level 1 health and safety awareness up to level 6 in management.




Our aims


Our company mission is to fill the skills shortage with a good level of operator ability from which they can further develop their skills.


We are also looking into developing a site safety course as well as mental health awareness.


What we deliver 


  • Heavy Plant Courses 


  • Safety Awareness Green Card (labour card)


  • Classroom Based Courses 


  • NVQs Levels 1-6



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NPORS was established in 1992. This card is a superb alternative to CPCS. It's flexible because it can be done on or off site and is bespoke to your workplace or operational requirements. You can choose between the traditional NPORS card or CSCS/NPORS Card. 

The CSCS/NPORS can include the CSCS logo embedded onto the card (red card) which is widely accepted by all significant sites in the UK.  To gain the blue competency card you must complete a Level 2 NVQ in plant operations. 


Launched in 2003 The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the Construction and allied industries. It is also accepted on all sites.


This card is gained by completing a set of questions which are recorded, and then a practical test. The test can only be completed at a CPCS accredited centre.  Training is not regulated by CPCS. We can provide CPCS training and can also book you in for your test.


ProQual is the chosen awarding organisation for our NVQs. You can apply for your NVQ once you have the required experience. An NVQ proves your competency to enable you to gain a blue competency card from either NPORS or CPCS. 

An NVQ is a vocational qualification which  can be done during work with minimal impact on site operations. Our assessors must be occupationally competent to assess the delegate. The NVQ has guided learning hours dependent on the qualification.

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Head Office

Weldon Road



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Tel: 01756 630411

Mob: 07540 652 477 


To apply for a job with CT Assessments, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to admin@ctassessments.co.uk

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