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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 on top of the usual discount off the listed price of all the courses run by Nationwide Platforms Ltd.

They run courses right across the UK. 

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

Members seeking Nationwide Platform training are eligible for a 15% discount on the following training courses:

•            IPAF 1 category – list price £155 + vat
•            IPAF 2 category – List price £195 + vat
•            IPAF 3 category - £310 + vat
•            PASMA Tower for Users - £125 + vat
•            PASMA Combined - £165 + vat
•            PASMA Low Level - £125 + vat

How to secure the 15% discount

To secure the discount you must be a current member of BECTU and book direct with Nationwide Platforms, quoting “BECTU”.

The link to the NWP training site is

Please note that this direct route of booking will also assist the Union in working with Nationwide Platforms to monitor the usage and potential for future membership offers. This arrangement will be reviewed in 1 year.

The Vocation training course privacy notice can be downloaded here.


one day


IPAF five year Powered Access Licence (PAL)

More information

Nationwide Platform course finder