The most popular NVQ we offer, is “Plant Operations” which is required in order to upgrade a CPCS or NPORS Red Card to a Blue Card.
This involves a number of visits to your workplace to observe you in a working role on the specific piece(s) of plant
Tip: Aim to register and start your NVQ at least 6 months before your Red Card is due to expire.
Your NVQ will consist of 2 mandatory units, followed by a module corresponding to the category of plant that you require. For Example, if you had a CPCS or NPORS Red Card with 360 Excavator and Forward Tipping Dumper, you would do the units highlighted in bold below.
Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
Controlling, directing and guiding the operation of plant or machinery in the workplace
Preparing and operating loader compressors to extract loose materials in the workplace
Preparing and operating lorry loaders or knuckle booms to lift and transfer loads in the workplace
Preparing and operating forward tipping dumpers to receive, transport and discharge materials in the workplace
Preparing and operating telescopic handlers to lift and transfer loads in the workplace
Preparing and operating ride-on rollers to compact materials in the workplace
Preparing and operating 360 degree excavators to excavate ground in the workplace(there are many more optional units which relate to all pieces of Plant)