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We deliver a wide range of plant NVQs that are required for Blue CPCS Cards or the NPORS Competent Operator Card. The NVQ is delivered while you are on site working with your assessor supporting you and 1-2-1 basis. For further details about the NVQ you require click on the NVQ relevant for the category of plant you operate.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Transporting Loads ‐ Plant

For operators of forward tipping dumpers and rear tipping dumpers.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations ‐ Transporting Loads Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in forward tipping dumpers and rear tipping dumpers to demonstrate their competence.

There is also a Level 2 Diploma in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Compacting Plant

For operators of ride-on roller and landfill & soil compactors.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace.This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations ‐ Compacting Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in ride on roller and landfill & soil compactors to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 Diploma in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Excavating Plant

For operators of 180º & 360º excavators, crawler tractor dozers and crawler cranes.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations – Excavating Plant qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in Excavating Plant within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge. Although part of an apprenticeship, this qualification is available outside of an apprenticeship where either the learner’s circumstances prevent them undertaking a full apprenticeship or where their prior skills and knowledge mean they do not require all components of the apprenticeship. In addition, industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Fork‐lift Trucks

For operators of telehandlers, rough terrain masted fork-lifts, reach trucks, side loader fork-lifts and industrial fork-lifts.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations ‐ Fork-­lift Trucks provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in telehandlers, rough terrain masted fork lifts, reach trucks, side loader fork lifts and industrial fork lifts to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 Diploma in this occupational area. The units in this  qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller Lifts (Construction)

The ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Slinger/Signaller Lifts qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for individuals who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the lifting suspended loads.

The awarding body for the qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The specification for this qualification has been approved by the Qualifications Wales for use by centres in Wales and by the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for use by centres in Northern Ireland.

This qualification has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework and it provides a progression route to discipline related qualifications.

To achieve the qualification candidates must complete all of the Mandatory units. CITB reference numbers are given for information only.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Extracting Plant

For operators of loader compressors, skid steer loaders and wheel loading shovels.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations ‐ Extracting Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in loader compressors, skid steer loaders and wheel loading shovels to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 Diploma in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Constructing and Forming Plant

For operators of crawler tractor dozers.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations ‐ Constructing and Forming Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in crawler tractor dozers to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Cranes and Specialist Lifting Plant

For operators of compact cranes, hoist operators, lorry loaders, overhead cranes, pedestrian operated cranes and skip handlers.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations ‐ Cranes and Specialist Lifting Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in compact cranes, hoist operators, lorry loaders, overhead cranes, pedestrian operated cranes and skip handler to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 Diploma in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Cranes and Specialist Lifting Plant

For tower cranes, mobile cranes and crane crawlers.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations ‐ Cranes and Specialist Lifting Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in tower cranes, mobile cranes and crane crawlers to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Laying and Distributing Plant

For  operators of binder spreaders.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations ‐ Laying and Distributing Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in binder spreaders to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 Diploma in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Loading and Securing Plant

For  operators of plant transport.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations ‐ Loading and Securing Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in loading and securing plant to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 Diploma in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Processing Plant

For crushers, screeners and batching plant.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace.This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations ‐ Processing Plant provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in crushers, screeners and batching plant to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 Diploma in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Transporting Loads (Plant)

For operators of trailer-mounted concrete pumps.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations ‐ Transporting Loads (Plant) provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in trailer mounted concrete pumps to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Extracting

For operators of 180º & 360º excavators, crawler tractor dozers and crawler cranes.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations – Extracting Plant qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.  

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a Plant Operator within the construction industry.  

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.  

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 55 credits need to be attained. 5 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group and a minimum of 50 credits from the Optional Group. 

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Movement Guide

The Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations – Movement Guide qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.  

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work in Movement Guide within the construction industry.  

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification. 

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 17 credits need to be attained from the Mandatory Group.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Sweeping, Cleaning, Clearing

The Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) -Sweeping, Cleaning, Clearing qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.  

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work in Sweeping, Cleaning and Clearing within the construction industry.  

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.  

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 18 credits need to be attained from the Mandatory Group.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Work Platforms

The Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations – Work Platforms qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.  

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work in Work Platforms within the construction industry.  

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.  

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 17 credits need to be attained. 5 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group and a minimum of 12 credits from the Optional Group.