Level 2 NVQ in Drilling Operations - Land Drilling - Support Operative

This NVQ is eligible for a CITB qualification grant.

The Land Drilling - Support Operative qualification structure below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification, so you can work as a Support Operative. This pathway is specifically designed for those individuals involved in the operation of a wide range of drilling equipment across a range of drilling environments.


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On completion of your NVQ qualification, along with passing the relevant CITB HS&E test (within the last 2 years), you will be able to apply for the blue CSCS skilled worker card. 

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L2 NVQ Diploma in Drilling Operations - Land Drilling - Support Operative

Minimum Credit Value: 37

Reference: 603/3841/6

The learner must achieve the 5 units in the Mandatory Group plus at least 1 unit from the Optional Group. 

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 35 | Units Required: 5

Title Credits Level  
Unit Description
Conform to Efficient Working Practices in the Workplace
Credits: 3 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Contribute to Maintaining Health, Safety and the Environment in the Drilling Workplace
Credits: 5 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Contribute to the Specified Drilling Programme
Credits: 12 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Receive and Organise Materials and Equipment for the Drilling Activity
Credits: 3 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Set up Protection and Safety Equipment for the Work Area
Credits: 12 Level: 2 More info about this unit

Optional Units

Credit Value: 2 | Units Required: 1

Title Credits Level More info
Carry Out Operator Maintenance on Drilling Plant and Equipment 2 2 More info
Locating and Identifying Underground Services 12 2 More info
Prepare and Operate Powered Units, Tools, Pedestrian Plant, Machinery or Equipment 7 2 More info
Reinstate the Drilling Area of Operations and Complete Works 4 2 More info