NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations (Construction)

NVQs -NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations (Construction)


The NVQ Level 2 qualification is tailored for those who work in the construction industry. The qualification is intended to assess a learner’s competence of their profession. They will demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the workplace to a level which is appropriate for the construction sector.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be 16 or above and show that they are capable of reaching the prescribed standards. As long as the learner has no barriers which will restrain his/her progression they are welcome to partake.

Suitable Delegates

This course is for anybody who is looking to demonstrate competency in operating plant machinery. An NVQ in Plant Operations in a singular element of plant is relevant to anyone who holds a red CPCS trained operator card and is working towards a blue operator card.

Course Content

NVQ Level 2 in Plant OperationsThe learner will be assessed on site through a range of assessments. Such as professional discussion, witness testimonials, observations, written questions and evidence generated from the workplace.

Mandatory units include:

  • Working to General, Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace Standards.
  • Working to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace Standards.
  • Operating and Preparing plant machinery in the workplace in your chosen specialised plant item.

NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations (Construction)Pathways within this qualification:

  • Cranes and Specialist Lifting- Slinger signaller.
  • Fork-Lift Trucks- Telehandler.
  • Extracting- Excavator.
  • Transporting Loads- Dumper.
  • Work Platforms- Scissor and Boom.

Further Development

This qualification allows the learner to demonstrate their capability in plant operations at a standard required by the construction sector. There is a range of roles the learner can take prior to the course all across the construction industry and built environment. They can even move into other sectors in which they can use their knowledge including management and team leading.

If you require anymore information on NVQs contact Sarah Hyland at our Head Office. For Sarah’s contact details take a look at our Meet the Team Page.

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