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Course description

IPAF (The International Powered Access Federation) is the accreditation for a competant person to operate certain classifications of mobile operated work platforms (MEWPs) such as scissor lifts and cherry pickers. For more information on IPAF go here 

BECTU has negotiated a special discount off the listed price of all the courses run by Nationwide Platforms Ltd. 

Nationwide Platforms runs courses right across the UK. 

Click here to watch a video to see what to inspect on the course.

Below are the BECTU discounted prices for the two most popular courses 

The IPAF 3A/3B MEWP operator course £165 + VAT

PASMA Towers for users course £100 + VAT 

BECTU members will get a discount on all Nationwide Platform's courses.

How to book

  1. Go to the Nationwide Platform Ltd course finder and pick the venue and course date near you
  2. Check availability for the course with Nationwide Platforms on 0845 601 1032 or email quoting that you wish to book through the BECTU UK account. 
  3. Fill in the booking for at the bottom of this website page (this notifies us at BECTU that you want to do a course)
  4. Once your place is confirmed you will be sent an invoice from BECTU for the discounted course.
For any queries please contact Rachel Bennett on 



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IPAF five year Powered Access Licence (PAL)

More information

Nationwide Platform course finder