RTITB Lift Truck Instructor Training

What Lift Truck do we train on?

We train Lift Truck Instructors at our training centre in Forfar on a Counterbalance Truck. We will need to see your own operator certificate, which has to have been issued to you within the last 12 months, before we can book you onto an Instructor course. If you have not completed your operator training in the last 12 months we can arrange for this to be done before the Instructor course.

Once you have passed your Instructor examinations you will be able to instruct on any Lift Truck that you have an operator certificate for.

How Long is a training course?

Novice Course – 10-12 Days

Re-registration – 3 or 5 Days

The training course

The RTITB Lift Truck Instructor course will provide candidates with the skills required to prepare and examine operators for working with MHE. Candidates will be equipped to understand how to do this in accordance with agreed best practice.

Successful completion of the course will require candidates to pass examinations that cover basic operating skills, associated knowledge and practical instructional ability.

This course covers, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Health & Safety.
  • Relevant regulations.
  • Approved Code of Practice (ACOP).
  • The role of the Instructor.
  • Basic principles of instruction.
  • Skills and task analysis.
  • Lesson structure (practical and theory).
  • Report writing.
  • Lift truck test.


Novice Course – £1500+VAT per person 

Re-registration – £900+VAT per person

This does not include the RTITB Instructor registration fee.