NVQ: Level 5 - Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Planning Lifts - SB Skills Solutions

NVQ: Level 5 - Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Planning Lifts


What is the NVQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts?

The NVQ Level 5 diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts is a work-based qualification that proves the applicant’s competence in planning and safely executing lifting activities using cranes or lifting equipment.

It is possible to tailor the qualification to your area of expertise or your role by specialising in cranes, lifting equipment, or plant and machinery.

Why take the NVQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts?

If you are working in a role where you are responsible for controlling lifting equipment, completing this qualification will help to consolidate your knowledge and provide you with proof of your competence to progress your career.

Some the key skills that this diploma will prove your competence in include:

  • How to plan for lifting operations.
  • How to prepare the site for lifting activities.
  • Maintaining good occupational working relationships.
  • Health and safety for lifting operations.

The qualification is supported by the CSCS and once completed you will earn the CPCS/NPORS Blue Competent Operator Card.

Who is this qualification for?

The GQA Level 5 NVQ Certificate Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts (Construction) has been developed for delivery in a Construction related working environment. This NVQ qualification is made up of 7 mandatory units and requires candidates to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, competence against a set of performance criteria and an understanding of the theoretical aspects of the role and associated tasks. Assessment will be carried out by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor.

To allow correct identification of specialisms , on completion of the qualification the assessment centre must select one of the following endorsements: Access equipment, Crawler cranes, Drilling rigs, Excavators, Floating lifting equipment, Hoists, Knuckle-boom cranes, Lorry loaders, Masted forklifts, Mobile cranes, Non-mechanised lifting equipment, Overhead cranes, Pedestal cranes, Piling rigs, Specialist lifting equipment, Telescopic handlers, Tower cranes

Mandatory Units

  • 210v2 – Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • C529V2 – Planning Lifting Activities Using Cranes or Lifting Equipment in the Workplace
  • C530 v2 – Planning and Establishing Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Systems for Lifting Operations in the Workplace
  • C4 – Planning Activities and Resources to meet Work Requirements in the Workplace
  • C91 – Evaluating and Selecting Work Methods to Meet Project or Operational Requirements in the Workplace
  • C104 – Planning the Preparations of the Site for the Project or Operation in the Workplace

C102 – Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the Workplace

What are the entry requirements?

This level 5 qualification is suitable for anyone who currently works in a role where they are responsible for planning and controlling lifting operations.

Before taking this course, the applicant should have already completed the CPCS A61 Appointed Persons (Lifting Operations) or NPORS Appointed Person (N401) course and possess the Red Trained Operator card.

The Red Trained Operator card is valid for 2 years, during which time you are required to undertake the relevant plant NVQ to upgrade to the Blue Competent Operator Card.

How long does it take to complete and what is involved?

This is a work-based NVQ and most of it will be carried out remotely.

There is no training involved, instead, applicants must collect evidence of their skill, knowledge, and competence in the diploma’s criteria and submit paperwork evidence.

The length of time that the NVQ takes to complete depends on how much time you can commit to it and how quickly you can gather the evidence required. Generally, the NVQ can be completed in 6 – 12 months, but this timescale does vary from one person to the next.

How is the NVQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts assessed?

You will be assigned an assessor who will guide and support you whilst you complete the NVQ. Most communications with your assessor will be carried out remotely by telephone or email, although they may also visit you on-site to collect evidence for your portfolio.

Once you have supplied all paperwork evidence of your competence in the NVQ’s criteria, your portfolio of work will be verified internally and then submitted.

Once everything has been submitted you will either be pronounced ‘competent’ and awarded the qualification, or ‘not yet competent’.

What will you gain from this qualification?

The NVQ level 5 diploma in Planning Lifts is a nationally recognised qualification that proves your skill, expertise, and competence.

Once you have achieved the qualification, it will assist you in upgrading your Red CPCS or NPORS Trained Operator Card to the Blue Competent Operator Card. Having this card and qualification to your name can help to progress your career and improve your employability. It may benefit you if you wish to progress into a supervisory or management role.

Once you have a level 5 diploma under your belt, you may even choose to further your knowledge and go on to work towards another, higher qualification.

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    Controlling Lifting Operations | Planning Lifts | Construction
    Awarding Body: NVQ LEVEL 4


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