A78 – Vacuum Excavator

Upon successful completion of the Theory and Practical Tests on A78 – Vacuum Excavator, you will be issued with a Red Trained Operator Card.

This card is valid for two years during which time you would need to undertake an NVQ to be able to upgrade to the Blue Competent Operators Card.

(All candidates must have undertaken a Health and Safety Touch Screen Theory Test within the last 2 years.)

CITB Grant possibly available to levy payers.


To be discussed on an individual basis dependant on levels of experience.

A78A – Trailer – Manual Arm
A78B – Trailer – Semi Powered Arm
A78C – Non-LGV – Manual Arm
A78D – Non-LGV Semi Powered Arm
A78E – LGV – Semi Powered Arm
A78F – LGV – Fully Powered Arm

What Our Customers Say.....

I just wanted to provide some brief feedback on the Suction Excavator NPORS course you ran for JPB Utilities last week.

“The operatives have expressed how impressed they were with both the course and the support provided by yourselves throughout.” Positive feedback well worth sharing!

Many thanks – JPB Utilities.