Level 2 NVQ in Plant Operations - Extracting

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, to confirm competence in preparing and operating wheeled loading shovels, suction and vacuum excavators, skid steer loaders or loader compressors to extract in the workplace.


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The CPCS Red Trained Operator card is valid for 2 years, during which time you are required to undertake the relevant plant NVQ to upgrade to the Blue Competent Operator Card.

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L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Extracting

Minimum Credit Value: 21

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 21 credits need to be attained. This comprises the 2 mandatory units plus 1 unit from the optional unit group. 

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 5 | Units Required: 2

Title Credits Level  
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: 16 | Units Required: 1

Title Credits Level More info
Preparing and operating wheeled loading shovels to extract loose materials in the workplace 26 2 More info
Preparing and operating suction and vacuum excavators to extract in the workplace 52 2 More info
Preparing and operating skid steer loaders to extract loose materials in the workplace 20 2 More info
Preparing and operating loader compressors to extract loose materials in the workplace 16 2 More info