The IPAF MEWP Operator combined training course gets you two powered access categories 3A (Mobile Vertical) and 3B (Mobile Boom) on your PAL License.

Our industry leading IPAF course provide candidates with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms safely when working at height.

Step 1. Complete your e-Learning

Take advantage of the IPAF’s world-class e-Learning module which covers its full part of your theory training programme. The powered access  online training has been created to allow delegates to gain and develop the required knowledge outside of the classroom, from any device. Completing the e-Learning Module alone does not qualify you as an operator – industry standards require both the knowledge gained in the e-learning theory session and assessed operation of the equipment to demonstrate proficiency and competence.

Once you have completed your e-Learning, you must also complete the practical training and assessment at our IPAF Approved Training Centre to obtain a PAL Card (IPAF Powered Access Licence) and certification, which are valid for 5 years and internationally recognised in over 70 countries.

To check that your device will support the IPAF e-Learning, please click here.

Following steps are required to complete your training:

  1. Book your place on our website today or call us on 020 8191 9090 – at this time you will be charged the full cost of your training course.
  2. Complete the Theory e-Learning module which can be done at your own pace, time and from any device to suit the individual delegate. (Compatible with iOS, Android, PCs, Macs, Tablets and other Smartphones on any modern Internet Browser).
  3. Once you have completed the e-Learning and successfully passed, please contact us again to book your practical training at our purpose-built IPAF Approved Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead. You will then need your unique reference number which will be shown on your ‘Completion Receipt’ generated at the end of your e-Learning.

Delegates are required to attend their practical training with us within 45 days of completing the e-Learning Module to sit their theory exam and undertake practical training and assessment (Due to Covid-19 this has been temporarily increased to 90 days).

Please note: Both the e-Learning and Practical Modules must be completed within 6 months of the date of your booking.

Step 2. Book your Practical Training & Assessment

Prior to attending your Practical, you will need to bring a copy of your ‘Completion Receipt’ to the course for your Instructor to verify – without this you will be refused entry.

Upon entry to the course, you will be asked to complete an open book multiple choice questionnaire which is based on the knowledge gained from the e-learning, this will be followed by a practical training and assessment session, lasting a minimum of 4 hours, however this is dependent upon knowledge and experience of using MEWP’s.

Please note: You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English to be able to attend this course.


From 01 June 2021, all IPAF cards & certificates applied for will be issued in digital format via the ePAL App.

Operators can download the app for free on Apple iOS and Android devices and use it to view and access their digital PAL Cards, Logbooks and IPAF Safety Guides. Our Instructors will talk you through this process at the start of your IPAF course.

CDC will be using the new IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) to process all IPAF certification.

  • The IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) is a mandatory item when making a booking, included for FREE in your course fee
  • IPAF Physical PAL Card Licence Application (Printed Certificate & PAL Card) – charged at £25.00 + VAT if required


This attracts a CITB Short Course Duration Grant at Tier 2, with a value of £70.00 per achievement for CITB Levy registered Employers.

IPAF Dual 3A (Mobile Vertical) + 3B (Mobile Boom) (E-Learning + Practical) Course

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from £199.00 6 hours

  • Duration4 - 6 Hours
  • Places6
  • LocationCDC Training Centre
  • Validity5 Years
  • LevelOperator
  • CITB Grants£70.00

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    IPAF Dual 3A (Mobile Vertical) + 3B (Mobile Boom) (E-Learning + Practical) Course

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