Engaging Training Courses


Sim Academy is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
This enables construction businesses who pay the CITB levy to claim grants back for training - train and claim.

We offer full, thorough training programmes to get you or your staff ready to use a huge range of plant machinery. Offering MPQC plant
operator assessments, MPQC level 2 diplomas, Health and Safety, MPQC / SPA and CPCS red and blue card courses we cover it all onsite at our quarry facility.

Benefits of Sim Academy



Finding a professional, qualified and time-served training provider can be difficult, that's why Sim Academy have made it easy for you. Here's a list of reasons why Sim Academy is the best choice:.

  • Quarry facility for best training experience.

  • MPQC, Level 2 Diplomas, MPQC/SPA and CPCS training.

  • Large range of mandatory and optional units available.

  • Easy to book courses online.

Immersive Training Experience



Sim Academy provides an effective and versatile educational tool which can be used for training machine operators in an inspiring, immersive manner.

  • Reduced risk of accidents means that inexperienced operators can start driving from day one.


  • Indoor simulators mean that weather conditions won’t affect your training schedules.


  • Simulators are cost-effective, requiring no fuel, maintenance, repair or insurance.


  • Environmental impact of simulators is only about 3% of that of using a “real” machine.

Why Choose Sim Academy?

We have 20 years' operational expertise in many applications with Plant Equipment such as Motorway Construction, Mineral Extraction, Surface Coal Mining, Coal Power Stations, Canal Dredging, Sea Defence, Bulk Shipping and Waste Landfill sites. Our expertise positions us to be the number one choice for plant machinery training.


Making use of our fantastic quarry facility, the trainees will get practical experience using the machines on-site which equips them with the necessary skills to begin working within the industry.

Why Choose Sim Academy?

We have 20 years' operational expertise in many applications with Plant Equipment such as Motorway Construction, Mineral Extraction, Surface Coal Mining, Coal Power Stations, Canal Dredging, Sea Defence, Bulk Shipping and Waste Landfill sites. Our expertise positions us to be the number one choice for plant machinery training.


Making use of our fantastic quarry facility, the trainees will get practical experience using the machines on-site which equips them with the necessary skills to begin working within the industry.



Rewarding Training

Once the training has been completed, your employees will be deemed competent to operate plant machinery, and receive:


Industry standard training accreditation


A full evaluation report

Rewarding Training

Once the basic simulation training has been completed, your employees will be deemed competent to operate plant machinery, and receive:


Industry standard training accreditation


A full evaluation report

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See us in action!

Please call, email or book online to reserve your place on our courses.

Kilmond Wood Quarry, Boldron, Barnard Castle, Darlington, Durham, DL12 9SR

For more information, contact us today.
0333 996 2671 / 07821971686 | mick@simacademy.co.uk