Instructor-Training Conversion

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Forklift Instructor Training

Course Conversion

Here at Acclaim Handling, our Forklift Training Department are a dedicated and professional team that takes pride in having trained over 700 RTITB registered Instructors, as well as many thousands of Fork Lift Truck Operators. With our dedicated full-time trainers, we administer all types of forklift truck and equipment training. These can be 5-day Beginner courses to Driver Assessments and Fork Lift Truck Instructor courses complying exactly to industry standards. All courses are RTITB registered and approved by the joint committee of industry training boards and recognised by the HSE, HSA and HSENI. This means they comply fully for both theoretical and practical training with the Health & Safety executive approved code of practice.

Conversion Candidates (3 or 5 Day)

This instructor training conversion course has been designed to provide an entry route to RTITB registration, for experienced lift truck operator instructors who have qualified by one of the following means:

  • Currently registered via one of these accrediting bodies; AITT, ITSSAR, NPORS – (or expired up to a maximum of 12 months ago)
  • Currently registered as an RTITB LGV/ICI instructor
  • Military/Fire Service with a suitable, current and appropriate material handling instructor qualification
  • Currently registered as an IPAF instructor, LANTRA instructor, CITB/Construction Skills instructor, ALLMI instructor, LEEA instructor, PASMA instructor,

Or who hold one of the following qualifications:

  • ROSPA international diploma in advanced training
  • ROSPA international master instructor
  • Award in Education & Training

All candidates for the instructor training conversion must also have a certificate of basic operating skills issued within the last 12 months for counterbalance/reach truck operation. The duration of this conversion course is variable 3 days or 5 days depending upon the type previous qualification and experience. To attend the 3 day course, you must have at least 12 years experience as an instructor. If you are unsure about a candidate’s eligibility to attend an RTITB course please contact us If an instructional techniques qualification is held that is not on the list above but has industry relevance then please contact us for further guidance, we acknowledge that the above list is not exhaustive.

Course Location : Acclaim Handling Purfleet, RM15 4YD
Please Note: All candidates submitted for examination must provide documentary evidence of their instructor qualification. Candidates holding the previously listed qualifications that have expired over 12 months ago or are not current will need to attend a 10-12 Day Beginner instructor course instead.

What Our Customers Say About Us


John from Acclaim Handling was clear and methodical in all of his training. Clear and precise in explaining what was expected and how to achieve what was required. Extremely helpful and calm. Well done John.

Ross Tyrrell, Acclaim Handling

Really good course, John the trainer was very knowledgeable on the subject and really got the training course across well. Great 2 weeks, thanks.

Ian Rowlands, Coca-Cola

Mick is a great instructor. Really good course, very enjoyable.

Eddie Nichols, Coca Cola

Instructor was outstanding, patient clear and adjusted to my needs where suited, great instructor, thank you.

Christopher Lavery, Precon Products

Mick was an amazing instructor, made the course really fun, was a perfect balance of having a laugh and being serious. Explained everything really well and made sure to keep asking if we had any questions. Could not have asked for a better instructor.

Sam Ratcliffe, NBC Universal

Mick cannot be faulted for his commitment and knowledge for the course. Very enjoyable.

Graham Poole, Sainsbury's

Excellent Training Service!!! Five Star.

Attila Francisc Kisvardai, Pickfords

Great way to teach me, hats off to Mick. Thank you, I know it was not easy to teach me.

Craig Wenman, Pickfords

Had 8 days with Mick, he is a top man and a credit to your company. Nothing too difficult and he explained everything in a calm and assuring manner. I would recommend Mick to anyone should they ever ask.

Daniel Long, Pickfords

Fantastic, very informative, great feedback and ideas, executed with great thought and enthusiasm by the trainers, thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Usaamah Hassan, Moove Lubricants

All A+

Liam James, Moove Lubricants

Best training I’ve had in 24 years of driving forklifts.

Alan Wilkinson, Rule 13

This has been the best course training course I have been on in my 2 1/2 years at Moove.

George Jones, Moove Lubricants

Very polite and patient trainer. I enjoyed the course which covered everything I need to know.

Piotr Szadkowski, Norma

Health, safety & compliance is crucial to our operations and pivotal to our MHE needs. Acclaim understands our business and delivers accordingly

Mark Lewis, Turnround & Operational Compliance Manager, BBC Studioworks

I would like to thank you for your efforts and attention to detail when processing our purchase. Your service to us alone is what won you the business against the other 5 companies I approached. Not one other company offered to survey our building and I doubt they would have kept me updated like you have. I will certainly be recommending you and your company to any companies we deal with who may require your services.

Matthew Orr, Company Directive Manager, Spire Removals

We were looking for a flexible material handling provider and Acclaim offered us a comprehensive hire, service & maintenance package along with product solutions that are perfectly tailored to our requirements

Sean Banks, Head of UK Operations at FläktGroup

Menzies Aviation were looking for a supplier to replace their forklift fleet who could offer the equipment and additional solutions required, at the right price and with a high level of customer service and commitment.

Mick Ladd, GM Operations, Menzies Aviation

We were looking for a one-stop-shop and Acclaim provided us with a bespoke and innovative hire service and maintenance package tailored to our requirements.

Glenn Ewen, Fleet Manager, Clear Channel UK

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