Construction NVQ Levels 4 - 7

NVQ Level 5 in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts

The NVQ Level 5 Controlling Lifting Operations qualification is designed to show the learner’s competent in conducting their role.

How long does it take to complete the NVQ?
The time it takes to complete the NVQ is dependant on the learner ability to gather all the evidence needed to finish the NVQ.

Who should enrol on to the Planning Lifts NVQ?
Construction Operatives who are looking to obtain the Blue CPCS Card or Blue Competent Operator card should enrol onto this NVQ.

Is the course accredited?
This course can be ProQual or Pearson Edexcel accredited.


Delivery Options

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

Upon enrolling, the learner will be assigned an assessor who will be there to help the learner 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 they will assemble all the relevant evidence to achieve their qualification. They will then regularly review the learner to provide them with any advise and make sure that they are on track.

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s ability to work in their current occupation. The learner must be 16 or over and be working as a Lift Planner, Crane Supervisor or a similar role.

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

Course Content

What does the Level 5 in Controlling Lifting Operations course cover?

The assessor reviews the learner on-site through a range of methods such as observations, professional discussion, witness testimonials, evidence generated from the workplace and written questions. Learners 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.

Course Objectives

On completion of the NVQ, the learner will be able to show that they are knowledgable and competent in their field.

What is Required to Pass the NVQ Level 5 in Controlling Lifting Operations course?

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

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.

Further Development

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

They 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.


Next Available Courses

  • NVQ - Approx 3 - 18 months

    £1,300.00 + VAT

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