Nationwide Platfoms is the largest provider of IPAF training courses throughout Europe. We have 30 training centres located throughout the UK ensuring that we'll have one local to you.

We're accredited by IPAF and all of our courses are delivered by our highly trained, award winning instructors.

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IPAF 3a and 3b Operator Training Course

01/12/2021 - 03/05/2022

The IPAF 3a and 3b Training Course instructs an operator to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) including cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and mobile booms such as articulated & electric boom lifts

from £195.00 per person

IPAF OP: Mobile Vertical/Mobile Boom/Static Boom 3A 3B 1B

03/12/2021 - 14/03/2022

This programme is designed for the operators of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and those looking to renew their operator licences.

from £330.00 per person

IPAF OP: Static Booms 1B

01/12/2021 - 06/01/2022

This programme is designed for the operators of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and those looking to renew their operator licences.

from £160.00 per person

IPAF: MEWPs for Managers

The IPAF MEWPs for Managers course is essential training for anyone who supervises or plans working at height. Developed in conjunction with major contractors, the course covers topics including the correct selection of platforms, regulations associated with work at height, emergency procedures, equipment maintenance and pre-use checks. Practical demonstrations are also included if machines are available.

from £155.00 per person

IPAF online operator theory

IPAF's eLearning provides a flexible and enhanced online learning experience for the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operator. It provides the same high-quality theory training as in the classroom and can be completed on a range of devices anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. IPAF’s eLearning for MEWP operators is available for all MEWP categories (1b, 3a, 3b)

from £35.00 per person

IPAF Harness Use & Inspection

IPAF accredited course designed for any operator, supervisor or manager required to select, inspect, or use harnesses and lanyards on MEWPs.

from £105.00 per person

IPAF Competent Assessed Person (CAP) Programme

02/12/2021 - 16/12/2021

The IPAF CAP programme provides up-to-date guidance for platform engineers on compliance with regulatory requirements and evidence that individuals are competent persons to plan, manage or conduct thorough examinations of powered access platforms.

from £405.00 per person

IPAF Load Unload

09/12/2021 - 04/01/2022

The Load/Unload IPAF training course covers the loading, safe transportation and unloading of typical MEWP loads across a range of transportation.

from £275.00 per person

IPAF MEWPS for managers online

IPAF's MEWPs for Managers training course covers what managers need to know for safe and effective use of MEWPs on site, including planning the job, conducting a risk assessment, selecting the right equipment for optimum cost-efficiency and mitigating all possible risks. This course has been designed to be completed solely on eLearning, on compatible PCs and tablet devices.

from £95.00 per person

IPAF Site Assessment (for MEWP Selection)

Choosing the right Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) for a working at height task can be a complex challenge. Being confident and sufficiently knowledgeable to select the right platform for the job directly reduces risk. Correct platform selection also improves the effectiveness and efficiency of MEWP operation, reducing unnecessary costs and ensuring site safety. The course guides candidates through the process of determining the right powered access unit or units for a given task.

from £65.00 per person


The PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) is recognised worldwide across industries as proof of platform operator training to the highest standard. It is issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to platform operators who successfully complete a training course

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From May 2021 all candidates who undertake IPAF training and pass will get their licence digitally through IPAF’s new app, ePAL.

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