Level 2 NVQ in Construction Operations - Excavation

This NVQ is eligible for a CITB qualification grant.

The Level 2 Excavation qualification structure below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.


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L2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations - Excavation

Minimum Credit Value: 44

Reference: 603/3611/0 

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 6 units need to be attained. This comprises the 4 units from the Mandatory Group plus 2 units from the Optional Unit Group.

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 25 | Units Required: 4

Title Credits Level  
Unit Description
Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
Credits: 2 Level: 1 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
Credits: 3 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Forming and finishing excavations manually in the workplace
Credits: 10 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Installing, Maintaining and Removing Work Area Protection and Safety Equipment in the Workplace
Credits: 10 Level: 2 More info about this unit

Optional Units

Credit Value: 19 | Units Required: 2

Title Credits Level More info
Controlling, Directing and Guiding the Operation of Plant or Machinery in the Workplace 18 2 More info
Identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures in the workplace 12 2 More info
Locating and excavating to expose buried utility services in the workplace 13 2 More info
Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace 7 2 More info