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Structural Concreting

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations – Structural Concreting NVQ

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) is for construction operatives in civil engineering who are responsible for one of a number of tasks, such as laying pavements, kerbs, drainage, concreting or excavation and learners who work in, or who want to work in, the construction and civil engineering operations sector.

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:

  • develop the technical skills, role-related knowledge and understanding, and behaviours required to work in a job role such as construction operative, responsible for tasks such as laying pavements, kerbs, drainage, concreting and excavation
  • demonstrate competence in the relevant job roles
  • gain recognition for existing skills and knowledge
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification
  • develop personal growth and engagement in learning.

Mandatory Units

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

    Unit Code: 4226-1

    Comply with all workplace health, safety and welfare legislation requirements. Recognise hazards associated with the workplace that have not been previously controlled and report them in accordance with organisational procedures. Comply with organisational policies and procedures to contribute to health, safety and welfare. Work responsibly to contribute to workplace health, safety and welfare while carrying out work in the relevant occupational area. Comply with and support all organisational security arrangements and approved procedures.

  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace

    Unit Code: 4226-2

    Communicate with others to establish productive work practices. Follow organisational procedures to plan the sequence of work. Maintain relevant records in accordance with the organisational procedures. Maintain good working relationships when conforming to productive working practices.

  • Installing, Maintaining and Removing Work Area Protection and Safety Equipment in the Workplace

    Unit Code: 4226-3

    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when establishing work area protection and safety. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install, maintain and remove work area protection and safety equipment. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment. Complete the work within the allocated time when installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment. Comply with the given contract information to install, maintain and remove work area protection and safety equipment to the required specification.

  • Preparing and Operating Powered Units, Tools or Pedestrian Plant, Machinery or Equipment in the Workplace

    Unit Code: 4226-5

    Interpret the given information relating to the preparation and use of powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance to prepare and use powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing for and using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment. Select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for and sustain powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing to and using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment. Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to and using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment. Comply with the given contract information to operate powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment to the required specification.

  • Pouring Concrete to Form Structures in the Workplace

    Unit Code: 4226-9

    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when pouring concrete to form structures. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when pouring concrete to form structures. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when pouring concrete to form structures. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to pour concrete to form structure. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when pouring concrete to form structures. Complete the work within the allocated time when pouring concrete to form structures. Comply with the given contract information to pour concrete to form structures to the required specification.

Optional Units

  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace

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    Comply with given information when moving, handling and/or storing resources. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when moving, handling and/or storing resources. Maintain safe working practices when moving, handling and/or storing resources. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to move, handle and/or store occupational resources. Prevent the risk of damage to occupational resources and surrounding environment when moving, handling and/or storing resources. Complete the work within the allocated time when moving, handling and/or storing resources. Comply with the given occupational resource information to move, handle and/or store resources to the required guidance.

  • Installing, Maintaining and Removing Temporary Excavation Support in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing, maintaining and removing temporary excavation support. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing, maintaining and removing temporary excavation support. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing, maintaining and removing temporary excavation support. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install, maintain and remove temporary excavation support. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing, maintaining and removing temporary excavation support. Complete the work within the allocated time when installing, maintaining and removing temporary excavation support. Comply with the given contract information to install, maintain and remove temporary excavation support to the required specification.

  • Reinstating Ground Condition in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when reinstating ground condition. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when reinstating ground condition. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when reinstating ground condition. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to reinstate ground condition. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when reinstating ground condition. Complete the work within the allocated time when reinstating ground condition. Comply with the given contract information to reinstate ground condition to the required specification.

  • Identifying and Marking the Location of Utilities Apparatus and Sub-structures in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to identify and mark the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures. Complete the work within the allocated time when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures. Comply with the given contract information to Identify and mark the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures to the required specification.

  • Controlling, Directing and Guiding the Operation of Plant or Machinery in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to controlling, directing and guiding the operation of plant or machinery. Organise with others the sequence and operation in which directing and guiding operations are to be carried out. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when carrying out controlling, directing and guiding operations of plant or machinery. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when controlling, directing and guiding the operation of plant and machinery. Select the required quantity and quality of resources to direct and guide the operation of plant and machinery. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when controlling, directing and guiding the operation of plant and machinery. Complete the work within the allocated time when controlling, directing and guiding the operation of plant and machinery.

  • Locating and Excavating to Expose Buried Utility Services in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when locating and excavating to expose buried utility services. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when locating and excavating to expose buried utility services. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when locating and excavating to expose buried utility services. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work when locating and excavating to expose buried utility services. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when locating and excavating to expose buried utility services. Complete the work within the allocated time when locating and excavating to expose buried utility services. Comply with the given contract information when locating and excavating to expose buried utility services to the required specification.

  • Preparing and Mixing Concrete and Mortars in the Workplace

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    Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to prepare and mix concrete and mortars. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars. Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars. Comply with the given contract information to prepare and mix concrete and mortars to the required specification.

  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when erecting and dismantling access/working platforms. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when erecting and dismantling access/working platforms. Maintain safe working practices when erecting and dismantling access/working platforms. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to erect and dismantle access/working platforms. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when erecting and dismantling access/working platforms. Complete the work within the allocated time when erecting and dismantling access/working platforms. Comply with the given contract information to erect and dismantle access/ working platforms to the required specification.

  • Cutting, Drilling and Shaping Construction Related Materials in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when cutting, drilling and shaping construction related materials. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when cutting, drilling and shaping construction related materials. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when cutting, drilling and shaping construction related materials. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to cut, drill and shape construction related materials. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when cutting, drilling and shaping construction related materials. Complete the work within the allocated time when cutting, drilling and shaping construction related materials. Comply with the given contract information to cut, drill and shape construction related materials to the required specification.

  • Laying, Placing or Applying Construction Related Materials in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when laying, placing or applying construction related materials. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when laying, placing or applying construction related materials. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when laying, placing or applying construction related materials. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to lay, place or apply construction related materials. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when laying, placing or applying construction related materials. Complete the work within the allocated time when laying, placing or applying construction related materials. Comply with the given contract information to lay, place or apply construction related materials to the required specification.

  • Preparing and Mixing Construction Related Materials in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when preparing and mixing construction related materials. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when preparing and mixing construction related materials. Maintain safe working practices when preparing and mixing construction related materials. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to prepare and mix construction related materials. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing and mixing construction related materials. Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing and mixing construction related materials. Comply with the given contract information to prepare and mix construction related materials to the required specification.

  • Preparing and Operating Forward Tipping Dumpers to Receive, Transport and Discharge Materials in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the preparation and use of forward tipping dumpers to carry out transporting and discharging operations. Organise with others the sequence and operation in which transporting and discharging operations using forward tipping dumpers are to be carried out. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when carrying out transporting and discharging operations using forward tipping dumpers. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing for and carrying out transporting and discharging operations using forward tipping dumpers. Request and select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for and carry out transporting and discharging operations using forward tipping dumpers. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing to and transporting and discharging materials. Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to and transporting and discharging materials using forward tipping dumpers. Comply with the given contract information to receive, transport and discharge materials using forward tipping dumpers to the required specification.

  • Preparing and Operating Ride-on Rollers to Compact Materials in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the preparation and use of ride-on rollers to carry out compacting operations. Organise with others the sequence and operation in which compacting operations using ride-on rollers are to be carried out. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when carrying out compacting operations using ride-on rollers. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing for and carrying out compacting operations using ride-on rollers. Request and select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for and carry out compacting operations using ride-on rollers. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing for and compacting materials. Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to and compacting materials. Comply with the given contract information to compact materials using ride-on rollers to the required specification.

  • Slinging and Hand Signalling the Movement of Suspended Loads in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the preparation for and the slinging and signalling of loads. Organise with others the sequence and operation in which the slinging and signalling of loads is to be carried out. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance to carry out slinging and signalling of loads. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing for and slinging and signalling loads. Select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for and when slinging and signalling loads. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing to and slinging and signalling loads. Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to and slinging and signalling loads. Comply with the given contract information to prepare to and sling and signal suspended loads for movement to the required specification.

  • Installing, Constructing, Maintaining, Dismantling and Removing Temporary Works in the Workplace

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    Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing, constructing, maintaining, dismantling and removing temporary works. Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing, constructing, maintaining, dismantling and removing temporary works. Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing, constructing, maintaining, dismantling and removing temporary works. Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install, construct, maintain, dismantle and remove temporary works. Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing, constructing, maintaining, dismantling and removing temporary works. Complete the work within the allocated time when installing, constructing, maintaining, dismantling and removing temporary works. Comply with the given contract information to install, construct, maintain, dismantle and remove temporary works to the required specification.


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