Level 4 Diploma In Excavation & Trenching with Official Exam

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Level 4 Diploma In Excavation & Trenching
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Level 4 Diploma In Excavation & Trenching with Official Exam

The certification is endorsed by an ABC Awards (Ofqual regulated awarding body)

The Diploma in Excavation and Trenching Level 4 will introduce you to excavation facts and trenching guidelines. The course will address what is excavation and how to deal with trenching hazards. Excavation creates a trench where the ground is dug up for different purposes. Trenches are usually created to implement infrastructure underground such as water system, gas mains or telephone lines. The course will focus on soil composition, how to identify different types of soil and its behaviour depending on the conditions.

The course covers key features such as excavation measures, commonly found hazards and protecting employees in the excavation process. You will also learn the fundamentals of trenching operation that makes it safe for workers, how to protect employees in the trenches and how to apply safety guidelines.

The Diploma in Excavation and Trenching Level 4 course is an in-depth training for individuals who want to have careers in this field such as engineers and other professionals. The course will teach you to recognise hazardous conditions that could lead to injury or fatality.

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


Level 4 Diploma In Excavation & Trenching
Awarded 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.


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.

What's special about us

  • No Hidden Fees
  • Efficient and effective customer service for all your queries
  • Endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme
  • Get a 30% discount when you pay the full amount at once. This includes the course fee, assessment fee and certificate fee.

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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Narendra asked:

Get a 30% discount when you pay the full amunt at once.This includes the course fee, assment fee and certifiate fee. this apply after discount price?


Dear Narendra Thank you very much for your query. The price given is after the discount. No Hidden Fees & Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price. The offer ends tomorrow, so hurry up and get the discount as you will receive 24/7 access for 365 days. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time. Regards, Student Support Team.

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