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Level 3 – VQ Lifting Operations (Crane Supervisor)

The Level 3 Vocational Qualification is for Crane/Lift Supervisor looking to progress CPCS/NPORS card to full competence status on all plant categories.

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


  • Supervising lifting operations using lifting equipment in the workplace

  • Maintaining the dimensional accuracy of the work in the workplace

  • Co-ordinating preparation work for site or lifting operations in the workplace

  • Allocating work and checking people's performance in the workplace

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace

  • Maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection in the workplace

  • Co-ordinating and organising the control of work in the workplace

  • Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplac



  • 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 III S/NVQ is required to allow application for the CPCS BLUE Card.




  • Live on site assessment carried out.

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