Diploma In Excavation & Trenching - Level 4

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12 Hours
Level 4 Diploma In Excavation & Trenching
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The certification is endorsed by an ABC Awards (Ofqual regulated awarding body)

Get 2 accredited qualifications in 1 program. The submission of your assessment is compulsory to get your ABC Awards certification. However, if you take a 20 question MCQ examination, you can also receive a free e-certificate from CPD & iAP.

The Diploma in Excavation and Trenching – Level 4 is designed for individuals who want to learn the fundamentals of excavation and trenching guidelines. Excavation and trenching refers to the process of digging up and creating an excavation in the ground for various purposes. A trench created in this manner is usually narrow but deeper in depth. In civil engineering, trenches are mainly created to install underground infrastructure and utilities such as gas mains, water mains and telephone lines. In archaeology, trenches are dug up by archaeologists in order to search and excavate ancient ruins or sediment ruins. Trenching has also been often used for defensive purposes.

Excavation and trenching is an inherently dangerous procedure. It involves so many hazards that can be fatal at times. In-depth knowledge on trenching and excavation is a necessary requirement to embark on a successful career in engineering and construction.

The Diploma in Excavation and Trenching – Level 4 is aimed at educating aspiring constructors and engineers on excavation and trenching. The course will teach learners excavation facts, personal protection systems and excavation and trenching guidelines. Learners will gain insight into excavation and trenching hazards and excavation and confined space hazards. The course will also cover irritant (corrosive) atmosphere and soil classification. Additionally, learn about the OSHA report and how to handle an OSHA Inspection. Individuals will also learn about ladder safety, confined space safety, confined space entry program, confined space entry permit and confined space duties and responsibilities.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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Level 4 Diploma In Excavation & Trenching
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What is covered in this course?

  • Learn about excavation facts, personal protection systems and excavation and trenching guidelines
  • Gain insight into excavation, trenching hazards and excavation and confined space hazards
  • Learn about irritant (corrosive) atmosphere and soil classification
  • Have a clear understanding of OSHA report and how to handle an OSHA Inspection
  • Learn about ladder safety and confined space safety
  • Learn about the confined space entry program, confined space entry permit and confined space duties and responsibilities

Course Curriculum

01. Stackable Trench Boxes

02. Competent Person

03. Personnel Protection Systems

04. Excavation

05. Commonly Found Hazards

06. Soil Classification And Identification

07. Protective System Requirements

08. Shoring Systems

09. Protection Of Employees In Excavations

10. Shielding

11. Inspections

12. Excavation And Confined Space Hazards

13. Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres

14. One-Call Center Or Bluestakes

15. General Gas Safety

16. Soil Classification Section

17. Daily Excavation Checklist Example

18. Handling An Osha Inspection

19. Osha Inspection Report Example

20. Ladder Safety Section

21. Confined Space Section

22. Confined Space

23. Permitted Confined Space Entry Program

24. Confined Space Duties

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Excavation and Trenching – Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

Please Note: Additionally, £179 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 05 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-04878

Accredited body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your ABC Awards accredited certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP accredited, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Who is this course for?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Engineering professionals
  • Construction professionals


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Civil Engineer – £30,742 per annum
  • Construction Manager – £41,348 per annum
  • Civil Design Engineer – £28,887 per annum
  • Construction Foreman – £14.32 per hour
  • Engineering Supervisor

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