Construction NVQ Levels 4 - 7

NVQ Level 5 Controlling Lifting Operations

NVQ Level 5 Controlling Lifting Operations is a construction qualification that you can use to show that you are competent in conducting your role in planning lifts. You will develop your knowledge of executing lifting operations and working within good practice and regulations throughout the qualification. As a result, you will finish the NVQ as a qualified individual who will confidently conduct their role with increased opportunities and progression.

  • Nationally recognised accredited qualification.
  • Gain your Blue CPCS Card.
  • You can complete it in your own time.
  • Help you to gain employment.
  • Work to the industry standard.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Lifetime qualification.
NVQ Level 5 Controlling Lifting Operations

NVQ Level 5 in Controlling Lifting Operations course content

Upon enrolling.

You will be assigned an assessor who will help you build a portfolio to complete the qualification. The assessor will induct the learner on-site or remotely if they prefer.

Throughout the induction.

The assessor will outline how you will assemble all the relevant evidence to achieve the qualification. They will then regularly review your progress to provide you with any advice and make sure you are on track.

The assessor reviews you on-site through a range of methods.

Such as observations, professional discussion, witness testimonials, evidence generated from the workplace and written questions.

You must provide evidence of:

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships
  • Planning Lifting Activities Using Cranes and Lifting
  • Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use
    of Plant, Equipment or Machinery
  • Evaluating and Selecting Work Methods to Meet Project or
    Operational Requirements
  • Planning and Establishing Health, Safety, Welfare and
    Environmental Systems for Lifting Operations
  • Planning Activities and Resources to Meet Work
  • Evaluating and Selecting Work Methods to Meet Project or
    Operational Requirements

Contact a 3B Training Advisor for more information.

To pass the NVQ, you must gather all the relevant evidence to complete each unit. By doing so, you will show that you are competent enough to receive the qualification. The assessor will then go through the completed portfolio and provide any feedback. Once that you have responded to the feedback, the portfolio will then go to an IQA. The IQA will decide whether the qualification is complete or if any additional evidence is needed.

How much does the NVQ Level 5 in Controlling Lifting Operations course cost?

The cost of this course is £1300 +VAT.

How long is a Level 5 in Controlling Lifting Operations NVQ?

The time it takes to complete the NVQ is dependant on your ability to gather all the evidence needed to finish the NVQ.

You can complete the qualification at a pace that suits you. You can complete the course gradually around your schedule. Or, if you prefer, you can work with your assessor to get the qualification done quickly.

Why should I take this course?

Construction Operatives looking to obtain the Blue CPCS Card or Blue Competent Operator card should enrol on this NVQ. By having the card, you will prove that you are competent and qualified at controlling lifting operations.

NVQs hold a lot of weight in the industry. They provide reassurance to employers that you are capable of conducting your role properly and safely. The qualification will help you to progress into skilled roles within your current company or when looking for work.

NVQ Level 5 Controlling Lifting Operations entry requirements

You must be 16 or over and work as a Lift Planner, Crane Supervisor or a similar role to complete this NVQ. The qualification will assess your ability to work in your current occupation.

For more information on qualification suitability, contact 3B Training via the enquiry form on this page. If we find that the qualification isn’t suitable, we will find you a different one.

Where can I complete this course?

NVQs can be booked online via our website or over the phone by individuals and companies across the country.

The majority of NVQs can be completed in the workplace by you. As long as we have a local assessor who can visit you for any face-to-face requirements, the location shouldn’t be an issue.

Any other units can be completed remotely over a video call, phone call or email.

Is this course accredited?

This course can be ProQual or GQA Qualifications accredited.

Both awarding bodies produce vocational qualifications for the construction and civil engineering sector. Their qualifications are frequently evaluated to ensure that they are up to date and relevant for their learners.

Further development

Once the qualification has been completed, you will apply for the Blue Competent Operator Card. This will show that you have the relevant qualifications to be able to work in your role.

You will also receive a course certificate. The certificate is a lifetime qualification that doesn’t expire and does not need to be renewed.

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

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, CITB registered companies can claim £600 in grant per learner. But they will need to make a manual claim themselves retrospectively. Find out how to claim here.


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