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    Direct Training is a provider of quality forklift training courses nationally, We can tailor your training courses as per your requirement with a 98.9% pass rate.

    Counterbalance Training

    The most commonly used forklift in the UK, used to load and offload lorries and allocate stock.

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    Reach Truck Forklift Training

    The second most popular forklift used to allocate stock within high rackings of a warehouse.

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    Telescopic Handler Training

    Most popular CPCS training course for construction sites is the telescopic handler training course

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      What is a Forklift Licence?

      Before you can start to operate a forklift, you will be required to complete a comprehensive forklift training course. Once you have selected which training course you would like to complete, you can start your training course and you will be able to obtain a forklift licence and operate a forklift. There are three levels of forklift training courses. Novice, Experienced, and Refresher.

      Forklift Operators play a critical duty in the smooth running of any business operations that have a warehouse, with this course giving you the skill and expertise to be able to operate a forklift.

      Forklift trucks can be very dangerous and have the potential to cause injury or kill if operated by an employee who is not competent to do so. Providing forklift training ensures the forklift operator working for you is competent and capable to do their assigned tasks responsibly and safely.

      Anyone aged 17 or older with great co-ordination skills can enroll in one of our training courses, you do not required to have a car driving licence.

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      Direct Training National Pass Rate

      Counterbalance Training

      98 %

      Reach Truck Training

      97 %

      CPCS Telescopic Handler Training

      96 %

      CPCS Slinger Signaller Training

      97 %

      Do I need Forklift Training?

      To be able to drive a forklift, a forklift training is required and is a mandatory for health & safety. Once you have completed your training course you will obtain a forklift licence that can be presented to your employer upon obtaining employment.

      Becoming a qualified forklift operator is a 3 - 5 day operation and requires the operator to have the knowledge to ensure that they can operate a forklift safely. A trained and certified operator ensures that the forklifts in operation are used safely and for the specified tasks they were designed to be used for. In addition, the qualified forklift drivers' productivity is higher because they can safely move the forklifts at a much faster speed at the same time ensuring the safety of other workers.

      The novice forklift training course is for those individuals that have never driven a forklift before. This is an introductory level to forklift training and will involve learning everything from start to finish. The Novice course includes your theory and practical training and the relevant tests.


      This level is for those forklift drivers who have already completed a novice level of the forklift training course and holds a forklift licence. On the experienced training course you will be trained on more about the daily safety checks, general recap of daily operational skills.


      Forklift refresher training is recommended for any operator that has completed either a novice or experienced training course in the last 3 years. The course consists elements from the novice and experienced training course ensuring you are refreshed on operating.


      Direct Training can provide training on business sites where required. We can also accomodate groups of up to 30 in a weekly session. Ranging from novice to experienced and from manual handling all the way to cranes, diggers, dumpers and warehouse forklifts.


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      • I completed a counterbalance forklift training Is great and excellent, training course with Direct Training, I passed first time and the service has been excellent, I received my licence very quickly.

        Rizwan
      • We approached direct training for some of our training requirements for our depots, they offered us a national booking service to which we agreed a price on quickly and the service has been great since. Bookings are made on time and the quality of the training is brilliant.

        Garry Williams

      Frequently asked questions


      What is a Forklift Certificate and a Forklift Licence?
      When you complete your forklift training, you will receive a forklift certificate also known as a forklift licence.
      What is the minimum age for forklift training?
      Anyone aged 17 or older can train to operate a forklift truck in the UK
      How much does forklift training cost?
      The price of the forklift training will be determined by which forklift you train on and at which level, generally ranging between £99 to £540.
      Where is my local forklift training centre?
      Direct Training has a network with access to over 80 training centres throughout the UK. Contact us for more information.
      How long will my forklift licence last?
      Your forklift licence will last for 3 years, thereafter you will require to complete a refresher training which generally is a 1 day course.
      Will I easily be able to find work as a forklift driver after completing my forklift training?
      A big yes. Direct Training has an exclusive partnership with Start A Job, once you complete your training course we can pass your CV over to a specialist that can contact you directly.

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