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Are you looking to enhance your skills with an aerial work platform course, also AWP course, or aiming to obtain your AWP certificate? Our comprehensive AWP training courses are designed for both beginners and experienced operators, ensuring that everyone walks away with the knowledge and certification they need to safely operate an aerial work platform. All our courses are fully available in English, making them accessible to a wider audience. BLOM opleidingen has 25 training locations throughout the Netherlands. There is always a location near you where you can follow a AWP course.

Whether you are seeking an AWP license to kickstart your career or to refresh your existing AWP operating skills, our programs are tailored to suit your requirements. Our AWP training courses cover everything from basic operations and safety protocols to advanced handling techniques, ensuring you are well-prepared for the workplace.

*Please note that our forklift courses are taught in Dutch, but additional explanation in English is provided for English speaking participants.


  • Comprehensive curriculum: Our courses are designed to cover every aspect of awp operation, from safety and maintenance to efficient handling and operation techniques.
  • Experienced instructors: Learn from the best. Our instructors are seasoned professionals with years of experience in operating an aerial work platform and giving training.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a awp certificate, demonstrating their proficiency and compliance with safety standards.
  • Average rating of 8.9: We receive over 30000 students per year. Our students rate us with an average of 8,9 out of 10.

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Obtaining an AWP license not only enhances your skill set but also opens up a myriad of job opportunities in logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, and beyond. With our AWP training course, you will gain the confidence and qualifications needed to operate aerial work platforms safely and efficiently, making you a valuable asset to any team.


Our AWP training program is designed to balance theoretical knowledge with practical skills, ensuring our participants are well-prepared for real-world challenges. The AWP course is divided into two main components: theoretical lessons and practical training. The emphasis in our AWP courses is on practical training. Because at BLOM opleidingen we think it is important that the workplace is safe.

During the course the participants are trained operate five types of aerial work platforms:

  • Scissor lift
  • Articulated boom lift
  • Spider boom lift
  • Trailer mounted boom lift
  • Telescopic boom lift


The theoretical part of our course covers a wide range of topics essential for safe and efficient forklift operation. Participants will learn about:

  • Safety AI 17 and Occupational Health and Safety Act 
  • Definition and applicability of aerial work platforms    
  • Models and types
  • Inspection before use 
  • Selection sequence
  • Safety requirements for use


In the practical part of our course, participants will engage in hands-on training sessions under the guidance of experienced instructors. These sessions include:

  • Visual inspection
  • Functional test
  • Practical exercises
  • Lift plane movements
  • Execution-dependent exercises
  • Awareness of hazards and risks


When employees within an organization drive an aerial work platform, a certificate is not legally required or necessary. However, the employer is responsible for ensuring a "sufficient" level of training for drivers. Getting a AWP certificate proves very clearly that expert training has taken place.

When you take an AWP training course at BLOM and obtain the AWP certificate, you can be sure that you have had sufficient instruction to operate the AWP according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and insurance companies. This of course also applies if the validity of your aerial work platform certificate has expired. 


Whether you are aiming for a AWP certificate to start a new career or to ensure compliance with workplace safety standards, our training programs are the perfect solution. Our courses can be given entirely in English. By choosing our AWP course, you are  not just earning a certificate, you are investing in a valuable skill that will serve you for years to come.

Do not hesitate any longer, make that safe choice and get your AWP license at BLOM opleidingen. Getting an AWP certificate has never been easier!

According to Dutch legislation and workplace regulations, operators of aerial work platforms must be adequately trained and have the appropriate certification. These trainings and certifications ensure that the operator has the necessary knowledge and skills to operate the AWP safely and efficiently. Obtaining AWP certification means that the operator has received specific training, testing both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

The table below provides more information on prices by type of training.

Type of training Level Price* Duration
  Basic AWP training(cat. 1b, 3a and 3b) Beginner € 334,- 1 day
 AWP repetition (cat. 1b, 3a and 3b) Expert € 250,- 1 half day
 IPAF AWP (cat. 3a and 3b) Advanced € 330,- 1 day

* All prices mentioned are excluding 21% VAT.

In the Netherlands, an aerial work platform certificate is valid for five years.

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