Training Services

Doctore On Track Training Services Ltd (DOTTS) provides high quality, value for money, training, assessment and accreditation services to the Construction and Rail industries. 

What We Deliver

OTP Training

CPCS Training and Testing (awarded by NOCN)

OTP Training

On-Track Plant Training and Assessment (awarded by Sentinel)

NVQ Level 2 in Plant and Lifting Operations (awarded by SQA)


DOTTS are NSAR assured to deliver all aspects of On-Track Plant Training and Assessment.


Training courses for Construction Plant Competence


NVQ’s for Plant Operations and Lifting Operations



NSAR Assured

DOTTS are NSAR assured to deliver all aspects of On-Track Plant Training and Assessment. Our courses include Machine Operator, Machine Controller & Crane Controller as well as all relevant and respective attachment training.



Training can take place at our training centre or on-site at our customers’ premises, if suitable approved facilities are available.


All candidates looking to undertake any Rail course at DOTTS must meet the following pre-requisites. This includes:
• Holding a valid Sentinel card endorsed with PTS
• Meeting the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/LR/OHS/00124 i.e. Medical Fitness Level 1
• Hold the base card competency (if applicable)
• Not be in a ‘Learning Support’ period i.e. green squares
• Other conditions may also apply



NSAR Assured

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) is a card based scheme to prove the skill and competency of plant operators across the UK. As the largest and most significantly recognised card scheme for the plant industry, it helps to prove the holder’s operating skills as well as his or her health and safety awareness.



Our training courses are carried out either on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups so that you receive plenty of individual attention, supplemented by course materials that reflect current safe working practices. Our courses can also be offered as a package course which consists of a combination of 2 categories. DOTTS offer a route to booking a test with an Accredited CPCS test Centre. To qualify for the CPCS scheme, candidates must hold CITB Health & Safety Certification, prior to commencing any CPCS training or assessment.

 The CPCS training scheme predominantly consists of two elements, the theoretical and the practical assessment.

CPCS Theory Test

The CPCS Theory test covers health and safety, maintenance and operation knowledge about the machine. You will have to pass the theory test before you can move on to the practical test. The test consists of a verbal recording, with a maximum time allowance of 1 Hour. The number of questions asked may vary depending on the type of machine you are being assessed on. The mark required to pass is 80%.

*Please note: 2 hours will be allocated for those candidates requiring an interpreter for the test*


CPCS Practical Test

The CPCS Practical Test involves maintenance checks and normal site operations for the chosen machine. When you have completed both the theory and practical tests you will get the CPCS (Red) Trained Operator Card.
The time allowed for the practical assessment is also dependant on the type of machine plant you are being assessed on. The CPCS Practical Test can be carried out at our registered CPCS Training Centres or Off Centre.
*Please note: only certain types of machines are deemed as “Off Centre” – Call 07463 696956 for more details*

Do I Qualify For The CPCS Assessment?

To qualify for the CPCS scheme, candidates must hold a CITB Health & Safety Certification Touch Screen Test that is dated within 2 years




At DOTTS, we specialise in NVQ’s for Plant Operations and Lifting Operations. We offer assessment and certification throughout the Midlands and Nationwide. Our NVQ courses will allow you to progress from a CPCS “Red Card” to a “Blue Card”.


What is an NQV

For the basics of what an NVQ is and why you need one, please Download this Guide.


How Do I Start My NQV?

1. Contact DOTTS or book your place here
2. Complete your registration
3. Undergo an NVQ Induction
4. An Assessor Will Be Allocated To You
5. The Assessor Will Contact You & Arrange a Site Visit
6. The Assessor will carry out relevant On site/work-based assessments
7. You & The Assessor Will Collect Evidence Required
8. Build Your Portfolio
9. When Complete It Will Be Signed Off
10. Receive Your NVQ Certificate
11. Apply For Your Blue Card

For more information and to register your interest for a NVQ with DOTTS

Contact Us

Doctore On Track Training Services Ltd
Midlands Railway Trust
Swanick Junction
DE55 4ET

07463 696956 - Construction

07454 462464 - Rail