Level 2 NVQ in Piling Operations - Piling Operative

This NVQ is eligible for a CITB qualification grant.

The Level 2 NVQ Piling Operative 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 Piling Operations (Construction) - Piling Operative

Minimum Credit Value: 51

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 51 credits need to be attained. This comprises of 44 credits from the Mandatory Group, plus 7 credits from the Optional Group.

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 44 | Units Required: 5

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
Contributing to the Piling Operation in the Workplace
Credits: 24 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
Credits: 5 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Slinging and hand signalling the movement of suspended loads in the workplace
Credits: 10 Level: 2 More info about this unit

Optional Units

Credit Value: 7 | Units Required: 1

Title Credits Level More info
Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Machinery or Equipment in the Workplace 9 3 More info
Carrying out mud, slurry or fluid plant operations in the workplace 21 2 More info
Carrying Out Tremie Operations in the Workplace 26 2 More info
Guiding the Piling Rig for the Formation of Piles in the Workplace 22 2 More info
Preparing and operating 180 degree excavators to extract and excavate ground and loose materials in the workplace 80 2 More info
Preparing and operating 360 degree excavators to extract ground, face and/or loose materials in the workplace 80 2 More info
Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace 7 2 More info
Preparing and operating skid steer loaders to extract loose materials in the workplace 20 2 More info
Preparing and operating tracked loading shovels to extract ground and loose materials in the workplace 80 2 More info
Preparing and operating wheeled loading shovels to extract loose materials in the workplace 26 2 More info