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SVQ Level 2 Plant Operations (Construction) SCQF Level 5

This is a competence based qualification, conducted in a real workplace environment.  It covers areas such as general workplace health, safety and welfare; conforming to productive work practices; and preparing and operating plant and equipment.

This qualification is certificated by SQA.

We accept SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) funding for this course.

Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 – Plant Operations (Construction)

Achieving an SVQ allows candidates to prove they have the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out their work safely and effectively.  As well as practical observations, candidates will build up a portfolio of evidence, proving their competence in Plant Operations.

CPCS require all plant operators to complete a VQ to upgrade their CPCS Trained Operator Card (red) to the CPCS Competent Operator Card (blue).

NPORS require all plant operators, working in the construction industry, to complete a VQ to upgrade their NPORS CSCS Operator Card to the NPORS Competent Operator Card.

Duration

There is no set time for achieving the SVQ.  Candidates work towards gaining this qualification at their own pace.  Most SVQ’s are completed in 2-3 site visits.

Attendee Numbers

An assessor will guide the candidate through the SVQ on a one-to-one basis.

Certification

SVQ Level 2 – Plant Operations (Construction) in a specific category of plant.  This is a life-long qualification.

Upon successful completion of the SVQ and relevant Health and Safety Test, candidates who currently hold a CPCS Trained Operator Card (red) can apply for a CPCS or NPORS Competent Operator Card, valid for 5 years.

To maintain their card and registration with CPCS, operators are required to pass a Health and Safety Test, a CPCS Plant Renewal Test and meet the relevant renewal requirements, every 5 years.

To maintain their card and registration with NPORS, operators are required to pass a Health and Safety Test and meet the relevant renewal requirements, every 5 years.

Location

Assessments are usually conducted on site, while the candidate is carrying out ‘live work’.

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