IPAF Courses

IPAF courses promote the safe and effective user of powered access equipment across the world and are accredited by The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). The IPAF training programme for platform operators conforms to ISO 18878 and is aimed at those individuals who will be using such powered access equipment in their chosen career. Successful delegates will receive the relevant IPAF Card/IPAF certification for their training.

BookMyCourse is not itself an IPAF accredited centre, but all of the IPAF courses offered on our site are provided by IPAF accredited training providers.

IPAF Training Courses

There are a number of different IPAF training course categories available to suit different job roles within the powered access area, including Static Elevated Working Platform courses (IPAF 1a,1b), MEWP (Mobile Elevated Working Platform) courses (IPAF 3a,3b) and PAV (Push Around Vertical) courses.

  • IPAF 1a: Static Vertical - Vertical personnel platforms (static)
  • IPAF 1b: Static Boom - Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms
  • IPAF 3a: Mobile Vertical - Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)
  • IPAF 3b: Mobile Boom - Self-propelled booms
  • IPAF PAV: Push around verticals (PAV)

There are also a number of standalone IPAF training courses that cover a specific areas or job roles within the powered access area, including:

  • Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP)
  • Insulated Aerial Devices (IAD)
  • Tele-handler Platforms – Integrated (TPI)
  • Use of Harnesses and Harness Inspection (H)
  • Loading and Unloading (LOAD)
  • MEWP’s for Managers (MM)

Successful delegates will be awarded with the PAL (Powered Access Licence) Card, sometimes also called the IPAF Card. This is valid for five years. The delegate’s name, photograph, assessment date and the type of IPAF course he/she has passed will be clearly shown, alongside the expiry date and PAL/IPAF card logos.

Individuals who will be working with powered access equipment after this time will need to revisit their IPAF training to receive new IPAF certification by undertaking another IPAF course relevant to their job role.

Course Delivery

Please check the Dates section for open training courses in the IPAF Course category, or for more general help or further information please send an enquiry to

IPAF course costs vary based on the course in question and the categories covered.

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Trainer Course Title Days Price ex. VAT
IPAF Demonstrator 1 from £205.00
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection 0.5 - 1 from £100.00
R464SC IPAF Harness Use and Inspection - Blended Learning 1 £130.00
IPAF Loading and Unloading 1 from £255.00
IPAF MEWPs for Managers 1 from £175.00
R464SC IPAF MEWPs for Managers - Blended Learning 1 £210.00
B247EW IPAF MEWPs for Managers - E-Learning E-Learning £155.00
L647CT IPAF PAL + Operator Licence 1 £349.00
IPAF PAV (Push Around Vertical) 0.5 from £10.00
R464SC IPAF PAV (Push Around Vertical) - Blended Learning 0.5 £135.00
IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - One Category - Mobile Boom (3B) 1 from £185.00
R464SC IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - One Category - Mobile Boom (3B) - Blended Learning 1 £190.00
IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - One Category - Scissor Lift (3A) 1 from £185.00
R464SC IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - One Category - Scissor Lift (3A) - Blended Learning 1 £190.00
IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - One Category - Static Boom (1B) 1 from £180.00
IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - One Category - Static Boom (1B) - Blended Learning 0.5 from £215.00
IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - Three Categories - Static Boom (1B), Scissor Lift (3A) and Mobile Boom (3B) 1 from £248.00
IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - Three Categories - Static Boom (1B), Scissor Lift (3A) and Mobile Boom (3B) - Blended Learning 0.5 - 1 from £285.00
IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - Two Categories - Scissor Lift (3A) and Mobile Boom (3B) 0.5 - 1 from £175.00
IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - Two Categories - Scissor Lift (3A) and Mobile Boom (3B) - Blended Learning 0.5 - 1 from £230.00
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