NVQ Level 2 Diploma In Plant Operations (Construction) – Excavating

NVQ Level 2 Construction

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Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction)
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This is a National Vocational Qualification which means that this qualification has been developed to be achieved in a real work environment. You need to be employed to undertake this qualification.


Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction)
Regulated by Ofqual


he Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations -Excavating Plant qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a Plant Operator within the construction industry.


To achieve this qualification a minimum of 55 credits need to be attained. This comprises of 5 credits from the Mandatory Group, plus 50 credits from the Optional Group.

Mandatory Group

UnitReferenceCredit ValueLevelConforming to Productive Working Practices in the WorkplaceJ/503/116932Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the WorkplaceA/503/117021

Optional Units

UnitReferenceCredit ValueLevelPreparing and operating trenchers to excavate ground in the workplaceD/506/4632502Preparing and operating tracked loading shovels to excavate ground and loose materials in the workplaceF/506/4638802Preparing and operating suction and vacuum excavators to excavate in the workplaceD/616/0433522Preparing and operating draglines to excavate ground materials in the workplaceY/506/4631602Preparing and operating crawler tractor dozers to carry out dozer operations in the workplaceR/506/4630802Preparing and operating 360 degree excavators to excavate ground in the workplaceH/506/4728802Preparing and operating 180 degree excavators to extract and excavate ground and loose materials in the workplaceT/506/4619802

Career path

CSCS Card - Plant Level 2

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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