Driver CPC

HCTA is an approved consortium delivering JAUPT approved periodic training courses enabling LGV drivers to maintain their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.


The Equipment Operators Registration Scheme is offered through HCTA member’s who are approved to run the scheme.   For a Plant operator to be registered they must undergo assessment by qualified staff from an approved member centre.


The Light Plant Operators Registration Scheme is a development of the EORS Scheme specifically designed for operators of hand held or pedestrian operated plant and equipment. Registration follows successful assessment by qualified staff from an approved member centre.


The Chainsaw Operators Registration Scheme is a Nationally recognised scheme and designed to provide a flexible way for chainsaw operators to have their ability to operate a chainsaw and associated equipment confirmed through formal Assessment.

The Highways and Construction Training Association (formerly the National Federation of Highways Training Centres) was formed in 1991 to promote a uniform and high quality approach to training and assessment services to the highways and construction industries.

The Associations membership range from large multi-disciplined training centres based at purpose built training facilities to individual specialist trainers working within public or private sector organisations, or as sole traders.

The members joined forces in recognition of the need to provide a flexible, cost-effective and nationally co-ordinated approach to the delivery of a developing range of industry qualifications.

Member organisations and individuals are registered with bodies such as Lantra Awards, City and Guilds, HCTA, SQA, JAUPT and Construction Skills to provide a wide range of training and assessment services for the registration of individuals as required by various legislation and National Highway Sector Schemes such as those for Traffic Management, Fencing and other sectors.

The Association and its members are committed to assisting in the development of a fully skilled work force.

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HCTA Annual General Meeting.

The date for the 2024 HCTA  AGM will be announced shortly.  We are hoping that this will be an 'attended' event rather than the virtual events held over recent years. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the associations aims, current...

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HCTA Subscriptions 2023/24

Over the past two years, the HCTA committee reduced annual subscriptions substantially, to zero for two years, in order to reduce financial pressure on member centres in the light of the COVID 19 Pandemic. With the economy now slowly improving, the annual membership...

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*Cold Comfort 2024 – Dates and venue to be announced

The HCTA is hoping to be represented at this prestigious event where officers from provider centre's for Winter Service qualifications will be on hand to discuss any matters relating to this subject with any organization involved with this provision. Our trade stand...

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