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Forklift Instructor training with Didac achieves an ITSSAR accredited or an In-House instructor qualification allowing companies to take control of their internal training by delivering the skills and knowledge to train employees themselves.

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Courses Available
New Entrant 5 Days 10 Days
Re-Reg 3 Days 5 Days
Learners and Assessment
Learners 3 Maximum 6 Maximum
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment
Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance
Certificate and Registration
Photo ID Card
Learning Materials
Learning materials supplied
Training programme developed on the course
ITSSAR Registration Fee (Per Learner) N/A £37.50 + VAT
ITSSAR Learner Compendium (Per Learner) N/A £40.00 + VAT
ITSSAR Monitoring Visit N/A £460.00 + VAT
HSE Regulation Compliance
PUWER 1998 Read more
LOLER 1998 Read more
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Read more
Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre

Price and Training Dates

Forklift Instructor training prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form located above including a postcode.

Our sales staff will contact you with full details; we aim to respond within 60 minutes during office hours.

Training syllabus

  • Advanced Forklift Operation
  • The Approved Code of Practice
  • Instructional Methods and Techniques
  • Conducting Theoretical Lessons
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Conducting Practical Lessons
  • Basic Skills Test
  • Report Writing
  • Training Programme Preparation
  • Company Training Records

Qualifies you to

Didac In-House Instructor Qualification

  • Conduct an assessment of employee ability
  • Deliver training internally within your organisation
  • Certify operatives to operate internally, within your organisation only

ITSSAR National Forklift Instructor Qualification

  • Conduct an assessment of candidate ability
  • Deliver training internally within your organisation
  • Deliver training to operatives external of your organisation
  • Deliver training on any site in the UK
  • Deliver training for any type of Lift Truck for which you hold a current and valid operator certiifcation
  • Certify operatives under the ITSSAR training scheme to operate internally or externally of your organisation

Additional benefits

ITSSAR National Forklift Instructor Qualification

Completion of the ITSSAR Instructor qualification awards candidates ITSSAR Category 1 instructor status.

Deliver the entire range of ITSSAR courses

ITSSAR Cat. 1 instructors can deliver the entire range of ITSSAR accredited training courses, not just Forklift training, so long as the instructor holds a current and valid operator certification for the training category.

This means an instructor who is certified to operate MEWP, Overhead Crane, HIAB etc. can quickly and easily begin instructing operatives to the ITSSAR standard on this equipment.

A full list of ITSSAR accredited courses can be found here:

Access the ITSSAR learning materials library

ITSSAR Cat. 1 instructors can purchase learning materials from the ITSSAR library for the entire range of ITSSAR courses, supporting instructors in delivering a diverse range of training. Instructors do not need to write or prepare the training programme.

This service is exclusive to ITSSAR instructors and ITSSAR training organisations.

In-House Forklift Instructor Qualification

Programme development

Candidates develop their own basic training programme and learning materials throughout the Forklift Instructor training course, with the assistance of the Didac tutor.

On successful completion of Forklift Instructor training, candidates shall have developed the foundation of all materials required to begin delivering basic training including:

  • Timetable
  • Lesson plans
  • Pre-use check sheet
  • Candidate report
  • Theory assessment question paper
  • Practical assessment mark sheet

It is important to note that at this stage the programme would only be the foundation of a quality programme. Forklift Instructor training will deliver the skills that enable instructors to continue to develop the course and take responsbility for your company’s internal training.

Tailored training

Since the aforementioned training programme is developed with the employer in mind, In-House Forklift Instructor training has the opportunity to be aligned much closer to the needs of your company.

Didac instructors

Full Time Training Staff

The following instructors are certified to deliver this course.

Have Didac delivered training to you before? Perhaps you recognise one of our instructors? We often get requests from repeat customers to have the same instructor again. Whenever possible we’ll do our best to fulfil such requests!


From time to time, Didac Ltd use sub-contractors to deliver training courses on our behalf. These sub-contractors are subject to the same detailed quality assurance procedures as our full time employees and hold all the correct insurances.

  • Instructor and operator qualifications achieved within the last 5 years;
  • Subject to random spot check site visits and auditing of paperwork;
  • Public Liability insurance to the value of £5 million cover.

Course description

Forklift Instructor training certifies instructors to teach and certify others as safe and competent to operate Lift Trucks.

National Forklift Truck Instructor training gains a qualification to deliver Forklift Truck training on any site in the UK using any type of Lift Truck for which a current operator’s licence is held.

The National Forklift Truck Instructor course gains an ITSSAR issued Category 1 National Instructor registration certificate and photo ID card. Candidates receive an ITSSAR registration number and are recognised instructors by the accrediting body.