SVQ Level 2 Plant Operations

Suitable for -

Experienced operatives who are required to engage in Plant Operations within the workplace.

The aim of the course is -

Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) are very popular work-related qualifications, which are usually completed within the workplace. They are designed to enable candidates to acquire the required knowledge and skills to be able to perform particular work tasks and do their job well, as set out by the National Occupational Standards.

The SVQ Level 2 Plant Operations Qualification is specifically designed to assess candidates in safe Plant Operations.

Course Content

The main source of evidence is work-based to confirm that the candidate’s practical skills meet the appropriate performance criteria. An assessor will measure the candidate’s competence through direct observation of the candidate in the workplace, and will also work with the candidate to compile further evidence by using:

One of the benefits of a Vocational Qualification is that they test candidates’ ability to actually do the job. In order to gain the VQ all candidates must build a portfolio of evidence and be assessed under “live working conditions”.

The Qualification Groupings Available Are:

Operate Plant or Machinery to Lift and Transfer Loads
Machines in this grouping include: Crane, Forklift, Telehandler, Hoist, Lorry Loader etc.

Operate Plant or Machinery to Extract
Machines in this grouping include: Loading Shovel, Loader Compressor, Skid Steer Loader etc.

Operate Plant or Machinery to Excavate
180º Excavator and 360º Excavator (Tracked or Wheeled)

Operate Plant or Machinery to Construct and Form
Machines in this grouping include: Grader and Crawler Tractor / Dozer

Operate Plant or Machinery to Receive and Transfer Loads
Machines in this grouping include: Forward Tipping Dumper, Articulated Dump Truck and Agricultural Tractor

Operate Plant or Machinery for Accessing
Machines in this grouping include: MEWP (Scissor or Boom)

Operate Plant or Machinery to Lay and Distribute
Machines in this grouping include: Soil Stabiliser, Paver and Spreader

Operate Plant or Machinery to Compact
Machines in this grouping include: Ride on Roller and Compactor

Operate Plant or Machinery to Process
Machines in this grouping include: Crusher, Screener and Batching Plant

Direct and Guide the Movement of Plant or Machinery
Operations in this grouping include: Banksperson

Arrange and Secure Loads
Machines in this grouping include: Loader/Securer

Course Objectives -

On successful completion, candidates will achieve a nationally recognised qualification, which will enable them to provide evidence of competence and safe operation in one or more categories of Plant Operations.

Venue - On-site at clients’ premises

Duration - No Timescale

Candidate Numbers - N/A

Certification - SVQ Plant Operations Level 2, issued by the joint awarding body SQA / Construction Skills.


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