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SRUC Training Courses: Excavator 360°

Accrediting Body

Lantra Awards


360° excavators are widely used throughout the land-based and construction industry, and are so named as they have the ability to revolve a full 360 degrees. They are versatile machines that can be used for a variety of different jobs, and in order that they operate efficiently and safely, the correct training is required. This 10 day training course is for anyone who uses or will be using a 360° excavator in either the land-based or construction industry. The course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required in order to operate the machine in a safe and confident manner.

What is Involved?

Working in the construction industry.
Components of 360° excavators.
Models of operation.
Stability of the machine.
Accident prevention.
Pre-shift checks.
Familiarisation with instruments and controls.
Starting and stopping the machine.
Operating the machine.
Daily checks.
Operating the machine - changing attachments.
Operating factors.
Possible problems.
Advanced operation.
Advanced operations - theory.
Site safety.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

Lantra Awards Certificate

What you will need to bring

Appropriate PPE, Catering & Refreshments will be provided.

Course Dates

Novice Operator Courses
SRUC Elmwood Campus
4th - 15th February 2019

Further course dates can be scheduled on demand. Please contact the campus to register your interest.


Novice Operator - 10 days; Experienced Operator 5 days; Refresher 1 day

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


SRUC Elmwood Campus or On Customer Premises


Novice Operator Course (10 days): £1885.00 per person

Prices for this course will be given on request. Please contact the campus to receive a quotation. Our course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

Sounds good? Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online.
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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Liz Rioch (SRUC Elmwood Campus)

01334 658842