Forklift Truck Operator

This course is for individuals with no prior experience of driving a forklift truck. The course is over 3-5 days and will teach you to become a competent forklift truck operator.

Now available through e-Truck, an RTITB accredited digital learning programme. 

FLT Novice Operator

Overview of Course

Learners will be trained in all aspects of forklift truck operation gaining the necessary skills and experience to pass the RTITB basic skill tests. On average forklift trucks are involved in 24% of all workplace accidents, which are often due to poor supervision and a lack of training.

Courses can be delivered at customer premises or at our training centres (subject to truck specification).

If you are unemployed or earning less than £17,500 per year, we may be able to provide fully-funded training. For more information on our funded training please visit or contact our team on 0333 220 6645.

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e-Truck Digital Learning

The benefit of e-Truck

  • Completely online – learners can do their theory training anywhere, any time, at their own pace before practical training
  • Create real behaviour change – look at the reasons behind operator behaviour as well as the relevant theory
  • Engaging and memorable – learners retain information better from digital storytelling and are better prepared for the workplace
  • Reduced training time – for a novice this could take a 5 day operator training course down to 3 days
  • Minimise costs and downtime – candidates are out the business for a shorter time
  • Flexibility for Instructors – make a 5 day course more engaging, or free up time to sell more practical training
  • Lifetime license – return to content to refresh operator knowledge or use eTruck as part of toolbox talks

What you will learn

The RTITB programme meets the Approved Code of Practice L117 and includes;

• The law and your responsibilities
• Truck familiarisation
• Inspection, care and maintenance
• Controls and instruments
• Weight assessment
• Starting, moving and stopping the truck
• Handling laden and unladen pallets
• Operation of hydraulic controls
• Stacking/de-stacking
• Safety code testing

Courses can be delivered at customer premises or at our training centres (subject to truck specification). 

Employer Benefits

Learners will gain skills and knowledge to enhance their capabilities within the warehouse operation, whilst employers will be gaining skillful employees who are competent in operating forklift trucks.


On successful completion of the forklift truck novice operator course the learner will be provided with an RTITB certificate of completion. This will give learners the ability to progress within their workplace.

With experience learners can progress on and train to become a Fork Lift Truck Experienced Operator.

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