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Forklift Training in Manchester


Fully accredited forklift courses.

1 to 5 day course, depending on experience.

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Why Pro-Trainers UK?

Trading in Manchester for 15 years

Thousands of satisfied customers

Nationally recognised accreditation

Comprehensive course offering


About our forklift training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited forklift training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our forklift training certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

All of our forklift training courses include the following:

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Courses can either be conducted onsite or at our Manchester premises.



Our Forklift Training Courses


 Novice Forklift Course

Course Name: Novice Forklift Training
Target Audience: Individuals with no prior experience in forklift operation.
Duration: 5 Days
Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain foundational knowledge and skills for safe and effective forklift operation.

  • Understand safety protocols and workplace regulations.

  • Develop confidence in handling a forklift in various scenarios.


 Refresher Forklift Course

Course Name: Refresher Forklift Training
Target Audience: Certified operators seeking to update their skills and knowledge.
Duration: 1 Day
Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Update on the latest safety protocols and operational standards.

  • Reassess and improve forklift operating skills.

  • Renew certification to ensure compliance with industry regulations.


 Conversion Forklift Course

Course Name: Forklift Conversion Training
Target Audience: Certified operators looking to expand their skills to other types of forklifts.
Duration: Varies based on specific needs
Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate different types of forklifts.

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for the new forklift type.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our forklift training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated by the Joint Industry Council and approved by ITSSAR, is a comprehensive evaluation of your forklift operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a forklift safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world forklift operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of forklift operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of forklift operation.


1. What types of forklift training courses does Pro Trainers UK offer? Pro Trainers UK offers a comprehensive range of forklift training courses, including novice, refresher, and conversion courses for various types of forklifts such as counterbalance, reach, and rough terrain forklifts.

2. How long does the novice forklift training course last? The duration of our novice forklift training course varies between 3 to 5 days, depending on the trainee's prior experience and the number of participants in the course.

3. Are refresher courses available at Pro Trainers UK? Yes, we provide refresher courses that typically last one day. These courses are designed to update and reinforce the existing skills of forklift operators.

4. Can I take a conversion course for a different type of forklift after completing the novice course? Absolutely! After completing the novice course, trainees are eligible to take conversion courses to learn how to operate other types of forklifts, including counterbalance, reach, and rough terrain forklifts.

5. Where is the training conducted? Training can be conducted either onsite at the client's address or at Pro Trainers UK's training centre, depending on what best suits the client's needs.

6. What types of accreditation does Pro Trainers UK provide? Pro Trainers UK offers four types of accreditation: our in-house 'Quality Assurance', NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme), LANTRA, and ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register).

7. Who typically enrolls in Pro Trainers UK's forklift training courses? Our courses are suited for two main types of customers: companies looking to train their employees and individuals seeking to expand their skills for professional development.

8. How can companies or individuals sign up for forklift training courses? Companies or individuals interested in enrolling in our forklift training courses can contact us directly through our website, by email, or by phone to discuss their training needs and schedule a course.

9. Is there support available after completing a forklift training course? Yes, Pro Trainers UK provides ongoing support to all our trainees. Whether you have further questions after completing your course or need advice on forklift operation, we're here to help.



I have worked with Pro Trainers UK for over 15 years and used their services at Major companies including BASF, Akzo Nobel and Granyte Surface Coatings.
In all this time the Pro Trainers UK team have demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and professionalism and attention to detail. All personnel who have been involved with Pro Trainers UK on the Forklift training courses have always spoken highly of their character and ability to create a positive team spirit. I would strongly recommend Pro Trainers UK to anyone or company.

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OPERATIONS MANAGER at a reputable coatings firm

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Our Team.

Welcome to the heart of Pro Trainers UK, where our strength lies in the expertise and dedication of our team. Behind every successful training course is a group of passionate professionals committed to providing the highest standard of heavy machinery training.

Find our Forklift Training Centre in Manchester

Our operating Areas include Altrincham, Ardwick, Ashton under Lyne, Blackfriars, Bramhall, Broughton, Bury, Cheetham Hill, Chorlton cum Hardy, Collyhurst, Denton, Didsbury, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Eccles, Failsworth, Gatley, Heaton Moor, Hulme Hall, Hyde, Irlam, Longford, Manchester, Marple, Middleton, Moss Side, Oldham, Partington, Pendleton, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ringway, Rusholme, Sale, Stalybridge, Stepping Hill, Stockport, Stretford, Swinton, Trafford, Urmston, Walkden, Whitefield, Woodley, Wythenshawe.

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