Course Aims

This is an assessment qualification.
To attain level II S/NVQ qualification in the candidates chosen skilled trade, this award enables the candidate to apply for the CPCS Competent Operator Card (Blue Card)


Level 2 - VQ Plant Operations (All Equipment)

Who Attends

Candidates must have passed the CSCS Health & Safety Test (Within the last 24 months) and must also hold a current valid CPCS trained operative card (RED CARD) in order to begin this VQ.

Course Content

  • Conform to general workplace health, safety and welfare
  • Conform to productive work practices
  • Prepare plant or machinery for operational performance
Then, depending upon category of machine, either:
  • Operate plant or machinery to extract
  • Operate plant or machinery to excavate
  • Operate plant or machinery to construct and form
  • Operate plant or machinery to receive and transport loads
  • Operate plant or machinery for accessing
  • Operate plant or machinery to lay and distribute
  • Operate plant or machinery to compact
  • Operate plant or machinery to process

These S/NVQ qualifications request the candidate to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that candidates are competent against a set of performance statements. Candidates are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with candidates and help them through the S/NVQ programme.

CPCS Card (Blue Competent Operator Card)
This Level II S/NVQ is required to allow application for the CPCS BLUE CARD.

Live on site assessment carried out.

Fee Breakdown:
Assessment Fee: £710 (+ VAT)
Registration and certification fee’s: £80.00 (VAT Exempt)

Note: Additional travel charges may be applied for assessments that are conducted out with 25 miles from our Blackridge centre.


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