Cost of telescopic forklift trainingTelescopic forklift is also called as telehandler or teleporter. It functions as a counterbalance forklift but with the appearance of a crane. You can commonly found this type of forklift in construction sites and in agricultural areas. Driving this kind of machine requires a license.

The law instructs employers to train their workers to ensure their safety but the law does not specify how telescopic forklift training should be done.

The telescopic forklift training course may depend on the skill level and experience of the trainee. If you are an experienced operator and a holder of safety certificate issued for the last two years then you can complete a training course in a single day. Otherwise, if you a new operator wanting to be certified on this machine, the training course could last 3-5 days.

How Do You Apply for Telescopic Forklift Training

If you are situated in the United States, we have provided you the list of schools where you can take the training, just select your location, you can FOLLOW this training tutorial how to get certified as per OSHA standard.

If you are residing in the United Kingdom, you can select with one of the schools listed below where you can have your training course. You must understand first what kind of training certificate you need. If you are intending to work or working in the construction site, then you need CITB (CPCS) card. On the other hand, if you are working or wanting to work in companies other than construction, ITSSAR training is the most appropriate for you.

The telescopic forklift training will have an element of classroom lectures through multimedia and power point presentations and one-on-one discussion with the trainer. A written test will be administered in order to measure the knowledge gained by the trainees. The most important part of the course is practical driving where students carry out sets of tasks the trainer will be given to them. The trainer will make an assessment/evaluation after these three parts have been done.

Successful learners will receive a certificate of course completion and operator card.

Cost of the Training

The training cost depends on the experience and requirement of the operator, a novice operator tends to pay more because training is lengthier. If you only require conversion and refresher course, it is, of course, less expensive. The cost also may depend on where you want to take the training, it could be either on-site or at the training school's facility.

The training cost varies from £300.00 to £700.00 that may also depend on several factors. You can refer to the training schools listed below, we have gathered the costs of their training packages.

Schools in the UK and US that Offer Telescopic Forklift Course

The training school is the best place to receive your training. They are equipped with complete facilities and certified trainer. Below are some of the schools that provide telescopic training course. We have indicated their addresses so you can choose which one is nearest to you. You can contact them and enquire about your requirement.

Schools in the United Kingdom

  • Reaseheath College
    Nantwich Cheshire CW5 6DF
    Phone: 01270 613242; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Training at Reaseheath Center
    1 day refresher course - £150 per person
    3 day novice course - £450 per person
    5 day novice course - £450 per person
  • Training at the employer's site
    1 day refresher course - £350 per day
    3 day novice course - £750 for the 3 days
    5 day novice course - £1,000 for the 5 days

  • Transplant Training Limited
    The Matford Centre, Marsh Barton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8FD
    Phone: 03449944488

  • CITB (CPCS) Training
    Training could take up to 4 days, depending on the knowledge of the attendees
    Fee for the test
    Theory test £100 + VAT
    Practical test £325 + VAT
    CSCS HS&E test fee £17.50
    CPCS Card fee £30.00

  • ITSSAR Training
    Training could last up to 1 to 4 days depending on the skill level of the trainees
    £295 + VAT per day + machine hire

  • Autec Training Limited
    Oxney Road Industrial Estate, Peterborough, PE1 5YW
    phone: 0800 581976; 01733 555515
    Fax: 01733 898376
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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    Training Per Day – £250 + VAT
    Achievement Test Only – From £250 + VAT

  • Health & Safety Training Ltd
    Unit 6, Wesley Way, Benton Square Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9TA
    Phone: 0191 6440 332
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2 to 5-day telescopic forklift training duration, depending on the skill level of the trainee
    You may enquire through phone or email to check for pricing

  • J & D Training Ltd.
    Unit 11 Old Forge Trading Estate
    Dudley Road, LYE, WEST MIDLANDS DY9 8EL
    Phone: 01384 895448
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    ITSSAR and RTITB Training Provider
    Training On Site:
  • Novice: 3 Days(1 attendee) 4 Days (2 attendees) 5 Days (3 attendees)
    Experienced: 2 Days (1 attendee) 2 Days (2 attendees) 3 Days (3 attendees)
    Refresh: 1 Day (1 attendee) 1 Day (2 attendees) 1 Day (3 attendees)
    Conversion: 2 Day (1 attendees) 2 Days (2 attendees) 2 Days (3 attendees)
  • At the company's training facility:
    Novice: 5 Days
    Experienced: 2/3 Days
    Refresh: 1 Day
    Conversion: 2 Days

  • Harper Adams University
    Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
    Courses run throughout the year.
    Contact: Ian Pryce
    Phone: +44 (0) 1952 815324
    Cost of the training: £350.00

  • Sibbald Training
    Shona's Way Sibbald Park Blackridge West Lothian EH48 3BN Scotland
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone: 01501 750 900
    You may contact them for price enquiry and training schedule

  • HGV Training
    Regis Rd, London
    The company has 45 locations in the UK, and you can select one nearest to you
    Phone: 0330 088 0000
    Pricing and schedule is disclosed, you can contact them to make an enquiry
    Industrial Training Services Limited
    Unit 1 Enterprise Way, Wickford, Essex, SS11 8DH
    Phone: 01245 321130
    Website: www.telescopichandlertraining.co.uk
    e.mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    You can enquire to check how much is the training cost

  • Alba Forklift Training
    21 Lenziemill Road, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, G67 2RL
    Tel/Fax: 01236 630300
    Training can be done at Cumbernauld, Glasgow or on-site across Scotland
    Novice: 3-5 days, 3 candidates per course, but takes only 2 days if there's only 1 trainee
    Experienced: 3 days, 3 candidates per course, could be taken 2 days if the course has only 1 trainee
    Conversion: 2 days, 3 trainees for every course, could last only for 1 day if there's only 1 trainee
    Refresher: 1 day, 3 attendees for every course, could be completed in half a day if the course as only 1 attendee
    Pricing and training schedule can be enquired through phone

  • Construction Industry Training Providers Ltd
    Reading, West Berkshire RG7 4QL, UK
    Phone: 01189 700200
    Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Specifics of the machine: Industrial Telescopic, Up To 9metres, All Sizes EXC SLEW, All Sizes INC SLEW
    Training cost and schedule: make an enquiry

  • Kent Forklift Training
    Unit 39 Blenheim Close, Pysons Road Ind Est Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2YF
    Phone: 01843 603 199
    Cost of training: make an enquiry through phone
    RTITB photo id cards: £10.50 per person
    Novice: 3-5 days
    Experienced: 2-3 days
    Refresher: 1 day
    Conversion: 1 day

  • BB Forklift Training Services
    BB Training Services Ltd.
    35 Main Street, Longriggend, Airdrie ML6 7RS
    Phone: (+44) 01236 843 708
    RTITB & ITSSAR Forklift Training
    You may contact them how much is the cost and training roster


Training Providers in the United States

  • Hard Hat Training
    Washington Branch
    Phone: (360) 930-9247
  • Idaho Branch
    Phone: (208) 252-5331
  • Telehandler Online Training
    $79.00
    Onsite Training & Train The Trainer (Combo)
    $1,600.00–$2,400.00

  • Leavitt Machinery
    The company has branches in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington and Oregon 
    Phone: 1-866-866-532-8488
    Training duration: 1 day; for a novice, training can be extended; course materials to be provided

Final Word

Choose which certificate is suitable for you, it could either be CITB-CPCS (for construction work) or ITSSAR training (non-construction). Cost of training will depend on your skills and experience. For employers, you can arrange training at your site or you can send them to training school. For a novice, take some time to finish your training, it is your path to enter this field.


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