What is the Vehicle CST (W) Operator Course?

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train Vehicle OSHKOSH 6×6 Tanker Drivers to be competent and qualified Close Support Tanker (Water) Operators. The course includes some elements of driving but mainly concentrates on trailer filling and pump operation training.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Any rank or grade.
  • Must be a qualified and indate Vehicle OSK 6×6 Driver – Tanker (course number 11T/0272).
  • Must hold an authorised driving licence with a minimum full category C+E entitlement.
  • Must have completed Defence General Service Driver (DGSD) Module 1 or equivalent qualification.


Three (3) working days, with six (6) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

During this intense 3 day course students will be taught to operate the CST(W) whilst complying with current Health & Safety requirements.

They will be required to locate and utilise the vehicle components in order to conduct pumping operations, specialist cleaning and maintenance procedures.

All training will be conducted within a controlled environment both indoors and out.

Qualifications Gained

CST (W) Operator Competency.


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