NVQ: Level 2 - Diploma in Plant Operations


Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations

SB Skills Solutions offer the Level 2 Diploma in Plant Operations NVQ for anyone across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, the North West wishing to hold a blue CPCS Competence Card.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations is aimed at construction operators who work in with different types of Plant in the construction industry.

This qualification provides proof to industry managers and other employers that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and competence to meet nationally recognised standards to work as a Plant Operator within the construction industry.

It is also an essential confirmation of your skills and knowledge when you apply to various schemes such as CPCS and NPORS for a Blue Competent Operator card that will enable you to work on construction sites.

What Options Does the Plant Operations NVQ Include?

Candidates on the Level 2 NVQ Plant Operations (Construction) have the option to specialise in operating various plant equipment and machines.

These optional units include:

  • Compacting plant – operating ride-on roller and landfill and soil compactors
  • Transporting loads – operating forward tipping dumpers and rear tipping dumpers
  • Excavating – operating 180° and 360° excavators, crawler tractor dozers and crawler cranes.

Who Should Enrol on Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations?

The mandatory entry requirements for this course are a good understanding of written and spoken English.

This course is suitable for candidates who operate lifting or plant machinery in the workplace and for anyone looking to demonstrate occupational competence in operating plant.

The candidates must be aged 16 or over and are employed or seeking employment as a Plant Operator.

Operators who are looking to obtain their Blue Competent Operator Card can enrol for the Plant Operations NVQ. An NVQ in Plant Operations is required for red CPCS or NPORS-CSCS trained operator cardholders in order to upgrade to the Blue Competent Operator Card.

Course Objectives

The main purpose of the course is to demonstrate the occupational competence of the candidate as a plant operator.

This should enable them to gain employment, progress in the industry, or work towards another qualification.

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

The candidate will learn key practical skills and knowledge in the following mandatory units:

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace.

The candidate will learn key practical skills and knowledge to operate plant in the Workplace in the following optional units:

  • 180-degree excavator
  • 360-degree excavator
  • telescopic handler
  • forward tipping dumper
  • forklift trucks
  • ride on roller

On completion of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations, the candidate will be able to demonstrate proof of competency to employers, managers and card schemes, with skills of a nationally-recognised standard.

Course Duration

Candidates will be required to complete two mandatory units and a minimum of one optional unit to show that they are competent enough for the qualification. There is no maximum time limit to gain the NVQ qualification, candidates can take up to six to twelve month to complete, involving up to 6 weeks of guided learning hours and a total qualification time of 450 hours.

CPCS Recognition

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) recognises the Level 2 Plant NVQ.

Those wanting to complete the NVQ may:

  • Have a red CPCS Trained Operator card and require a Plant Operations NVQ to upgrade to the blue CPCS Competence card
  • Not have a CPCS license and want to go direct to a blue Competence card

Course Costs

The course prices start from £525 for one NVQ category and discounts are available for multiple categories.

Also, if you are a CITB levy payer you may be entitled to claim back up to £610 per NVQ!

If you wish to make a booking or if you have any queries please contact our sales team now on 01695 558420 or at info@sbskills.co.uk.

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    Plant Operations
    Awarding Body: NVQ LEVEL 2


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