Construction NVQ Levels 2 - 3

NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations

A Plant Operations NVQ is a competency-based qualification used to show your competence on a certain type of plant machinery. Various Level 2 qualifications are available, all designed to show that you are skilled enough to conduct your work safely.

  • Nationally recognised accredited qualification.
  • Gain your Blue CPCS Card.
  • Can be completed in your own time.
  • Help you to gain employment.
  • Work to the industry standard.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Lifetime qualification.
NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations

NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations course content

Once the enrolment process is complete, you will be paired with an assessor.

The assessor will conduct the initial induction and will work with you to develop your portfolio and map out how each unit can be completed.

Throughout the NVQ, the assessor will continuously review your progress to make sure that you are on track to completion.

The assessor will monitor the learner through a variety of ways; such as written questions, professional discussions, evidence generated from the workplace, observations and witness testimonials. The qualification course structure incorporates a selection of mandatory units.

Take a look below at the Plant Operations NVQs that we offer:

  • Telescopic Handler NVQ Level 2
  • Forward Tipping Dumper NVQ Level 2
  • Fork Lift Trucks NVQ Level 2
  • Ride-on Roller NVQ Level 2
  • Excavator 180 NVQ Level 2
  • Excavator 360 NVQ Level 2

No matter what machine you are operating, the Plant Operations NVQ has the same set of mandatory units. You must show evidence of the below for any pathway that you chose:

  • Adhering to general health, safety and welfare
  • Conforming to productive working practices

You will need to complete all the required units of the NVQ by providing sufficient evidence for each one. Once this has been completed the assessor will review your portfolio and follow up with any required feedback. Once you have acknowledged the feedback, the IQA will receive the portfolio. The IQA will have the final decision on whether the qualification is complete or if any additional evidence is needed.

How long is a Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ?

Completion time is dependant on how quickly you can gather the relevant evidence to complete the course. The pathway that you choose will also have different requirements to another, and therefore may differ in duration.

An NVQ can be completed in your own time and can be worked around your schedule. The qualification can also be completed quicker with help from your assessor as long as you have the evidence required.

Why should I take this course?

Construction Operatives who are looking to obtain their Blue Competent Operative Card or Blue CPCS Card should attend this course.

Plant Operations NVQs are nationally recognised throughout the industry. Employers who are looking for plant operatives will be looking for individuals who qualify. By having the Level 2 NVQ, you will be putting yourself ahead of the pack for progression in your own role or for looking for employment.

NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations entry requirements

The NVQ is used to ensure that you are competent in your current role. Therefore you must be in full-time employment as a Plant Operator. Learners must be 16 or over to complete the NVQ.

We can help to find the correct Plant Operations NVQ for you. Simply enquire via the form on this page and member of the team will be in touch.

Where can I complete this course?

We offer a range of NVQs in Plant Operations, available to complete nationwide. Companies and individuals can easily book an NVQ over the phone or online through our website.

The majority of the course can be completed by you, in your own time. The rest will need to be assessed on-site by one of our assessors.

Is this course accredited?

ProQual or GQA Qualifications are the two awarding bodies available for this course.

Both awarding bodies offer specialist courses for the construction sector. Each NVQ is developed in line with the industry’s requirements and are regularly updated.

Further development

Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate. The certificate is a lifetime qualification that does not expire or need to be renewed.

You will also be ready to apply for the Blue Competent Operator Card. The card will confirm that you have the relevant qualifications to be able to work as a Plant Operator.

You will also need to complete an NPORS Accredited Course to obtain the Red Trained Operator Card. NPORS offers a range of courses. Take a look at the course available here.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim £600, but they will need to make a manual claim themselves retrospectively. Find out how to claim here.


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