Level 2 NVQ SQA Plant Operations (Construction) – Lorry Loaders / Knuckle Boom Cranes

Preparing and Operating Lorry Loaders or Knuckle Boom Cranes

SQA Ref HE59 68 Regulatory Ref D/508/4203

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Duration: Depending on Experience
Accreditation: SQA

The Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – is a work based qualification for experienced workers.

This qualification meets the requirements of the main industry-recognised operators’ competence card – the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS).

It is also a required qualification to move from a Trained Operator (Red) card to a Competent Operator (Blue) card – in addition you must:

  • Hold a valid CPCS Trained Operator card on the category, that must be within the 12 month grace period
  • Pass the relevant CITB Health, safety and environment test

Qualification Content and Mandatory Units required.

Learners need to complete 5 credits from the mandatory Units and 30 credits from the optional Units.

Mandatory Units:

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace (2 credits)
  • Conforming to Productive Working  Practices in the Workplace (3 credits)

Optional Unit:

  • Preparing and Operating Lorry Loaders or Knuckle Booms to Lift and Transfer Loads in the Workforce (30 credits)

If you already hold a Red CPCS Trained Operators Card, achieving this qualification will gain you a Blue CPCS Competence Card

How to Gain the Plant Operations (Construction) NVQ

Assessment is through a theory and practical assessment and discussions at a professional standard. The options available for this course are as follows

Assessment
  • Profile/Skill Match
  • CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test
  • Sufficient experience
  • Witness testimonies completed by employer or supervisor
  • Record of employment
  • Record of qualifications, education and formal training
  • Practical assessment, timed and working to industry tolerances/specification required for an operator in the category sector
  • Professional discussion (taped conversation with an assessor)
On Site Assessment Service
  • Profile/Skill Match
  • Minimum of six months’ experience on category of plant
  • Operating category of plant on site to be assessed
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Witness testimonies completed by employer or supervisor
  • On site practical assessment (minimum of two observations in workplace)
Pre-Course Requisite

Before taking the course:

  • You must have passed a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before attending this course
  • Minimum of six months’ experience on category of plant
  • You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English
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