Level 2 NVQ in Land Drilling Operations - Land Driller

This NVQ is eligible for a CITB qualification grant.

The 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 competent land driller within the construction industry.


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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 Land Drilling Operations (Construction) - Land Driller

Minimum Credit Value: 91

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 91 credits need to be attained. This comprises the 6 mandatory units plus 1 unit from the optional unit group.

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 84 | Units Required: 6

Title Credits Level  
Unit Description
Providing for and Maintaining the Security of the Work and Environment Surrounding the Drilling Area in the Workplace
Credits: 12 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace
Credits: 10 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme in the workplace
Credits: 43 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Contributing to the specified drilling programme in the workplace
Credits: 14 Level: 2 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
Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
Credits: 2 Level: 1 More info about this unit

Optional Units

Credit Value: 7 | Units Required: 1

Title Credits Level More info
Slinging and hand signalling the movement of suspended loads in the workplace 10 2 More info
Setting out secondary dimensional work control in the workplace 7 2 More info
Reinstating ground condition 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
Carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace 8 2 More info