NVQ Level 2 Plant Operations

The Plant Operations NVQ is a comprehensive, competency-based qualification meticulously crafted to demonstrate your proficiency in operating specific types of plant machinery. With a range of Level 2 qualifications to choose from, this program is tailored to validate your skills and ensure that you can execute your tasks with the utmost safety.

Beyond showcasing your competence, this qualification serves as a gateway to obtaining essential industry certifications such as the CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) or NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) card. These credentials not only enhance your professional profile but also validate your expertise in plant operations.

Moreover, the Plant Operations NVQ equips you with valuable knowledge that goes beyond the machinery itself. It provides a holistic understanding of your role, fostering a culture of safety on-site. By cultivating a comprehensive awareness of your responsibilities, you contribute significantly to accident reduction, creating a safer working environment for yourself and your colleagues.

In essence, the Plant Operations NVQ is not just a testament to your skills; it's a strategic investment in your career, paving the way for both professional growth and a commitment to safety excellence in the field.

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Level 2 NVQs in Plant Operations

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What does the Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ cover?

Irrespective of the specific machinery you operate, the Plant Operations NVQ maintains a standardised set of mandatory units applicable across all machines. Following this, you have the flexibility to choose an optional unit directly aligned with the equipment you handle. It is imperative to provide tangible evidence for the chosen pathway.

The mandatory units include a focus on:

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety, and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace

These units form the foundation of the qualification, ensuring that every operator possesses a fundamental understanding of workplace safety and efficient working practices. Once these core units are completed, the optional unit selection allows for a more tailored approach, enabling you to showcase expertise specific to your machinery. Remember, supporting evidence for your chosen pathway is crucial, affirming your practical application of knowledge in the field.

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What is the Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ Process?

Following the completion of the enrolment process, Essential Site Skills will assign you an assessor.

Your assessor will kick off the journey with an initial induction, collaborating with you to construct your portfolio and devise a strategy for completing each unit. Throughout the NVQ program, the assessor will consistently assess your progress to ensure you are steadily advancing toward completion.

Various methods will be employed by the assessor to monitor your learning, including written questions, professional discussions, evidence derived from your workplace activities, observations, and witness testimonials. The qualification course structure integrates a set of mandatory units designed to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded learning experience.


What Plant Operations NVQs do we Offer?

Below is an example of some of the most popular Level 2 NVQ routes we have on offer:

  • Telescopic Handler NVQ Level 2
  • Forward Tipping Dumper NVQ Level 2
  • Fork Lift Trucks NVQ Level 2
  • Ride-on Roller NVQ Level 2
  • Excavator 180 NVQ Level 2
  • Excavator 360 NVQ Level 2
  • Slinger Signaller NVQ Level 2

To successfully achieve the NVQ, you must diligently complete all required units, substantiating your proficiency with ample evidence for each. Following this completion, the assessor will meticulously review your portfolio, providing necessary feedback.

Upon acknowledging and incorporating the feedback, the Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) will then assess the portfolio. The IQA determines whether the qualification is satisfactorily complete or if any additional evidence is required for validation.

Upon successful completion of the qualification, you will be awarded a certificate. Notably, the Level 2 NVQ is a lifelong qualification, exempt from expiration or the need for renewal.

Armed with your accomplished NVQ Level 2 and NPORS or CPCS Accredited Course, you are ready to apply for the Blue Competent Operator Card. This card serves as official confirmation of your relevant qualifications as a Plant Operator.

What are the Benefits of the Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ?

  • Nationally recognised accredited qualification

  • Gain your Blue CPCS Card or NPORS Card

  • Help you to gain employment

  • Advance your career

  • Work to industry standard

  • CITB Skills and Training Fund and Grant Claimable

  • Lifetime qualification

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