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3A Scissor Lift/3B Mobile Boom Operator – IPAF

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arrowLevel 2
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pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 02/12/2022

This course instructs a learner to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs, also referred to as cherry pickers, aerial lifts or scissor lifts. Categories include: Static Boom (1b), Mobile Vertical (3a), Mobile Boom (3b)

A PAL Card and certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course and assessment. The PAL Card is valid for five years.

Each category takes one day to complete; if you wish to complete all 3 categories we offer, please let us know during the application process.

Entry Requirements

There is no experience required for this course.

Course Activities

The key areas covered on this course are:

  • Static Vertical (1a)

Static verticals are any vertical personnel platform that remains static. 

  • Static Boom (1b, 1b+)

Static booms are any self-propelled boom, trailers/push around or vehicle-mounted platforms; these machines may have outriggers attached to them. 

  • Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+)

Mobile verticals are any mobile scissor lifts or vertical mobile personnel platforms.

  • Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+)

Mobile boom machines are any self-propelled booms.

Course Fees

This course costs £150.00, including exam fees.

You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.

You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.


If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B36270