Industry Training

IPAF launches ‘Roadmap’ to technician or engineer status

The IPAF roadmap outlines two distinct pathways to obtaining qualifications and recognition; one is a formal engineering qualification that can incorporate the recently launched Lift Truck and Powered Access Trailblazer Apprenticeship and potentially lead to Competent Assessed Person (CAP) status.

The other pathway is based on NVQs and leads to certified technician status. Having successfully completed this pathway, candidates may decide to progress to full engineer status, subject to undertaking additional relevant advanced technical training.

For more information and to register interest in entering candidates on to the IPAF Roadmap, please email

The first stage of qualifying Service Technician training is delivered as a six-day course by Learning For Hire. Upcoming courses include:

  • Ossett c/o Lifterz (training days on): 18, 19, 25, 26 March, 1 & 2 April
  • Bromsgrove c/o GT Access: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 June
  • Daventry c/o Lifterz: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 September
  • Oswestry c/o Learning For Hire: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 November

IPAF member firm TVH is offering qualifying Technical Support Training, for more information and dates please see Technical Training courses Spring 2020 - UK.pdf