CEMETERY OPERATIVES TRAINING SCHEME
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic situation, COTS courses cannot currently be delivered. We are very sorry for any issues this may cause. We will resume training as soon as it is safe to do so.
The ICCM recognises that trained cemetery operatives and managers are vital to the provision of an efficient, effective and safe service to the bereaved.
The Institute is a City & Guilds NPTC training centre that delivers and certificates gravedigging courses to this nationally recognised standard.
Health and Safety law places a positive duty upon burial authorities to provide a safe workplace and safe systems of work that will protect the health & safety of employees, persons attending and officiating at funerals, visitors and any other person that may use a cemetery.
The Scheme has been designed by the Institute to train, assess and certificate operatives in safe working practice and to encourage a process of thought that will assist with accident prevention. All COTS training can take place on your site.
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City & Guilds NPTC Accredited Courses
COTS Quote Form – Use this form to ask for a quote for any of the courses below:
The following courses are City & Guilds accredited
Course 1- Health & Safety and the Burial Process
A Level 2 City & Guilds accredited qualification.
Course 2a – Excavator Operation and 2b Dumper Operation
Level 2 City & Guilds Accredited (Level 2 Accredited Dumper qualification can be included)
Controlling Risks in Cemeteries
Controlling Risks in Crematoria
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All City & Guilds accredited qualifications (see below).
Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Safe Use of Self Propelled Mowers
Level 2 Certificate of competence Safe Use of Pedestrian controlled mowers
Level 2 Certificate of Competence Safe Use of Strimmers
NEW ADDITIONS – ACCREDITED
Level 2 Certificate of competence in Handheld Hedge Trimmers
Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations and Operation of Loader Attachments
On Site Courses
COTS courses can be delivered on your site and designed to suit your particular requirements.
The information sheets in the pane opposite give details of course content.
Also see the On Site Requirements Sheet.
If you have received un-accredited training from any other provider we can upgrade and certificate your staff to City & Guilds standard.
To receive a quote for any of the courses please complete the COTS Quote Form and email it to the National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Julie will provide you with a quote and some available dates.
For further information please contact the National Office on 020 8989 4661, email@example.com.