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Level 2 – VQ Plant Operatives (All Equipment)

The Level 2 Vocational Qualification is for plant operators 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

  • 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.

This Level II S/NVQ is required to allow application for the CPCS BLUE CARD.


Live on site assessment carried out.

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