Forklift Instructor Training – In House – 5 day.

This course is aimed at companies wanting to qualify an employee to deliver training to fellow employees on any equipment for which they themselves are trained on at operator level.

The course & qualification meet the requirements to provide training as outlined in the Approved Code of Practice & Guidance (L117 2012 3rd edition) and will allow the instructor to issue “in-house” Certificates of Basic Training to employees.

These certificates are in-house recognised only and as such are not for use in another place of employment.

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Course objective.

By the end of course candidates will have demonstrated their ability to plan, prepare and deliver practical & theoretical instruction to the standards outlined in L117. They will also be able to conduct and mark objectively, operating ability and knowledge through the use of practical and theory tests.

Candidate attributes.

HSE guidance recommends that candidates should be reasonably Literate, Articulate and Numerate, should have an interest in promoting safety standards and teaching others.

Joining requirements.

The candidate will need to be recently refreshed (within 12 months) and be able to produce a Certificate of Basic Training for the course truck (Any type) and any others he/she is planning to train on. Note that the trainee instructor will have to pass a further operator test to instructor level at the start of this course. Equipment being trained on must be LOLER Certificated.

Course duration & ratios.

The In-House Forklift Instructor course runs for 5 days and candidates can expect to be preparing lessons or doing coursework most evenings. The course is designed for a maximum of 3 trainee instructors but can be extended by one day to add a fourth.


This course is run on the clients site anywhere in the UK.

Course content

  • Truck familiarisation & testing to Instructor standard.
  • Legislation; Health & Safety at Work Act, PUWER 98, LOLER 98.
  • Approved Codes of Practice L117, HSG 136.
  • Role of the Instructor.
  • Principles of Instruction
  • Simple task analysis & Skills breakdown
  • Lesson planning, preparation of practical & classroom lessons.
  • Selection and use of visual aids, PowerPoint & other media.
  • Motivation, Confirmation, Question & Answer technique.
  • Setting up & Constructing skills tests.
  • Training records, Training evaluation & report writing.
  • Certification & Authorisation.

Course Certification

Upon successful completion, the candidate will receive an accredited Certificate of Basic Training and an In-House Instructional Techniques Certificate. This is valid for a period of 3 years after which a 2 day refresher course is advised in order to maintain and update training content and technique.