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Forklift Training Courses

Forklift Instructor Training Courses

Forklift Training Courses

RTITB Accredited FLT Training For All Levels Of Experience.

Shorter courses with RTITB eTruck!

Training Centres In Manchester & Stockport.

Forklift Instructor Training Courses

As Market Leading Forklift Trainers, Enterprise are accredited to train instructors by both RTITB and ITSSAR.

Forklift Training Courses

Forklift Training Courses Every Week

Our forklift training centres in Manchester and Stockport deliver a range of FLT training courses every week of the year. Our facilities and a team of instructors can deliver up to 4 courses (12 candidates) at any time, giving you a flexible range of training options. The new RTITB eTruck learning methods offer additional flexibility.

Weekend forklift training courses can be arranged if required. 

Forklift training is delivered to the recommended Health & Safety Executive standards through our Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB) accreditation. All instructors are experienced RTITB counterbalance and reach instructors as a minimum, and most cover a wider range of courses, with qualifications for most types of forklifts, overhead cranes, work platforms (MEWPS), HIAB,  Banksman training, and manual handling courses regularly delivered.

We train on-site throughout the UK and are also accredited to train Forklift Instructors.

There is also a regular programme of Forklift Instructor Training courses for new instructors and experienced instructors renewing their qualifications.

RTITB eTruck – The Modern Approach to Forklift Training

RTITB eTruck is an innovative method of training delivery.

Through digital storytelling it allows candidates to undertake the theory training element of the course online at their own pace before attending the centre for practical training.

The eTruck Training is completed at times to suit the trainee and their employer, typically in the 2-3 weeks before attending the practical training. For a novice operator, this can mean 2 days less are required in centre – a huge saving in time costs.

Refresher eTraining allows a licence to be extended by 1 or 2 years through online training. 

Do I Have To Use eTruck?

No, you don’t. Delivering the whole course ‘face to face’ has been the norm since Forklift Training began.

Whilst we believe eTruck has many benefits, we still have a large number of candidates and their employers who find it easier for them to attend the whole course in person.

At Enterprise we’ll continue to offer a programme of courses that offers both methods of learning to meet the requirements of our customers.

Can I really extend an RTITB Operator Certificate without attending a Practical Course?

Yes, you can.

RTITB recently extended their remote training options to allow candidates to extend their certificates by undertaking e-learning.

Candidates may only extend remotely once, with practical training and assessment required at the following renewal.

Why Do I Need Forklift Training?

To protect the safety of you and others.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2, requires that employers ensure “safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances”.

PUWER Regulation 9 requires employers to provide refresher training as and when necessary.

Which Type Of Lift Truck?

The most common type of Forklift Truck is Counterbalance. The second most popular is Reach.

The Counterbalance Forklift Truck has a counterweight at the rear to balance the load on the fork arms that project out from the front of the machine. The counterbalance truck is used on level surfaces for loading and unloading vehicles and stacking materials and goods. It is seen in many general warehousing and industrial environments.

The Reach Forklift Truck is used in Warehouse environments where palletised goods are stacked into high racking.

Which Forklift Training Course Do I Need?

Novice, Experienced, or Refresher?

Forklift Truck training courses are structured according to the ability, previous experience, and previous training of candidates.

Courses are split into four main categories: Novice, Experienced, Refresher, and Conversion. The maximum candidate-to-instructor ratio is 3:1. Course durations vary according to the number of candidates attending and whether any of the learning utilised eTruck.

Novice Forklift Operator

Course Duration: 5 days (may be shorter if fewer than 3 attendees or if eTruck is used). 

For anyone, age 16 or above with no previous experience of driving a Fork Lift Truck. 

Experienced Forklift Operator

Course Duration: 2 or 3 days (dependent on the number of course attendees).

For those who already have experience of operating lift trucks and wish to obtain a recognised Training Certificate for Health and Safety requirements or who wish to gain a qualification that will be recognised by future employers. Candidates must provide evidence of experience in the form of either an ‘in-house’ training certificate, confirmation in writing from a previous employer, or by completing a declaration of experience.

Refresher Forklift Course

Course Duration: 1 day (may be as short as 4 hours if trained on a 1:1 basis)

For anyone that is experienced in forklift driving and has a certificate from a recognised accrediting body and is seeking to renew their qualification. Refresher training should be undertaken every 3 years.

Conversion Course

Course Duration: 2 days (may be shorter if trained on a 1:1 basis or eTruck used)

For Candidates already holding an RTITB training certificate and looking to operate a different piece of equipment, a shorter conversion course may be taken on the new equipment.

Novice Candidates wishing to operate both Counterbalance and Reach Forklift Trucks generally undertake a Novice Counterbalance Course followed by a Reach Truck Conversion Course. 

Novice Operator


Experienced Operator


Refresher Course


Why Enterprise Forklift Training Courses?


Forklift Training Experts

20+ years of training experience.

No Forklift Experience Necessary

All levels of experience are catered for.

The Trainer Trainers

The skill and experience of Enterprise instructors allows us to train other instructors. 

Counterbalance and Reach Forklift Training Courses

Our Manchester and Stockport training centres each have both types of FLT. 

E Learning

Shorter courses and cost savings through utilising RTITB’s E-Truck online learning.

Onsite Forklift Training Throughout The UK

Training ‘on the job’. We’ll come to your premises.

Inclusive Pricing. No hidden extras.

Prices include badge, certification, and RTITB NORS registration fee.

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Forklift Training Course Content


What you will get

The forklift training course content is prescribed by RTITB.

RTITB is the largest Accrediting Training Body for Forklift Training Courses.

Enterprise Transport Training are RTITB Accredited Training Providers and delivers RTITB’s programme of courses.

The RTITB syllabus gives a solid understanding of the principles of safely operating lift trucks. 

The Safe Working Environment

Forklift Care and Maintenance

Loading and Unloading Vehicles

Bulk Stacking

Industrial Racking Systems

Eye Level Stacking

High Level Stacking

Onsite Forklift Training Courses

Counterbalance, Reach, and HIAB Training Courses are delivered at our Manchester or Stockport sites.

A wider range of courses can be provided via onsite training at your premises, provided they are suitable.

We can deliver training for: 

Warehouse trucks: 

Pallet truck, Pedestrian Operated Electric Transporter (POET), Pedestrian Operated Electric Stacker (POES), Bendi

Outdoor trucks:

Rough Terrain Trucks, Telescopic Handlers, Side Loaders, Skip loaders, Lorry mounted (Moffett)

Other equipment:

Overhead Cranes, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS)

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