Level 2 NVQ in Plant Operations - Laying and Distributing

This NVQ is eligible for a CITB qualification grant.

The Plant Operations - Laying and Distributing 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 operating either binder spreaders, self-propelled spreaders or towed scrapers.


CPCS Blue Card

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. 

CPCS Blue


L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Laying and Distributing

Minimum Credit Value: 30

Reference: 601/4999/1 

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 30 credits need to be attained. 5 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group and a minimum of 25 credits from the Optional Group.

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 5 | Units Required: 2

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

Optional Units

Credit Value: 25 | Units Required: 1

Title Credits Level More info
Preparing and operating binder spreaders to lay and distribute materials in the workplace 25 2 More info
Preparing and operating self-propelled spreaders to lay and distribute materials in the workplace 25 2 More info
Preparing and operating towed scrapers to lay and distribute materials in the workplace 25 2 More info