These qualifications are for individuals who work within the construction industry from level 1 to level 7.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s) – CSCS, CPCS & NPORS cards

The Plant Operations NVQ - the OSAT ‘On Site Assessment and Training’ only currently has one entry route.

These qualifications are designed for anyone working in the construction industry who needs to gain an ‘National Vocational Qualification’ (NVQ). They are designed to build the knowledge and skills needed based on national occupational standards. The NVQ standards are declarations of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do, they ensure best practice and safety requirements are met through both occupational practice, knowledge and understanding.

We aim to minimise disruption to the learner and your business: the whole process is delivered on site. NVQ’s are evidence based, each learner will be allocated an assessor who will support them through the whole process, they will advise on how to collate job knowledge and plan to observe them, on site, during their daily activities, and support them in building their portfolio. This process is learner-lead and subject to evidence being provided.

  • Learners are provided with a full induction to the qualification
  • Learners will be observed on the specific plant / occupational area
  • Learners are required to hold a professional discussion with their appointed assessor
  • Learners are required to retrieve a witness testimony, from their workplace manager

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The following NVQ qualifications will allow candidates to upgrade their Red Trained Operator Cards to NPORS or CPCS Blue Competent Operator Cards:

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Compacting (601/4999/1)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A31, A32

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Cranes and Specialist Lifting (601/4999/1)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A20, A36, A39, A63, A64

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Excavating (600/3638/2)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A21, A23

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Extracting (600/3638/2)

CPCS Categories this relates to:  A21, A23, A37, A41

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Fork-lift Trucks (601/4999/1)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A14, A16, A15, A17, A18

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Transporting Loads (601/4999/1)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A09, A33, A44, A56, A57, A72

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Cranes and Specialist Lifting Plant (600/3638/2)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A02, A04, A60, A35

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Processing (601/4999/1)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A42, A43

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Slinger/Signaller (603/0735/3)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A40

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) – Work Platforms (601/4999/1)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A25, A26, A27

Level 2 NVQ in Plant Maintenance (601/5491/3)

CSCS

Level 2 NVQ in Plant Operations – Loading and Securing (601/4999/1)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A49, A59

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations – General Construction.  (600/8620/8)

CSCS

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (603/3658/4)

CSCS

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (603/6133/5)

CSCS

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts (Construction) (601/2008/3)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A62

Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts (Construction) (601/2002/2)

CPCS Categories this relates to: A61

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting (601/4878/0)

CSCS 

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management (603/0947/7)

CSCS 

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (603/7172/9)

CSCS 

Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management (500/9063/X)

CSCS