Plant Operations | Tower Cranes | NVQ level 2

Plant Operations | Tower Cranes | NVQ level 2

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A04 NVQ in Tower Cranes - Plant Operations NVQ – Tower Crane – Level 2 NVQ Diploma   This NVQ course is aimed at individuals who hold a red CPCS card and need to achieve the relevant NVQ, once the NVQ has been successfully achieved, they will be awarded with the Blue CPCS card.

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

The qualification is designed to train people to operate plant equipment to accepted and recognised industrial standards. It is intended for those with no prior experience but it is also suitable for those in work who are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience in their chosen industry.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop and confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a plant operator. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it will provide, on completion, confirmation to employers and industry managers and card schemes that learners have the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).


The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • preparing learners for employment
  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • knowledge, understanding and skills


This qualification is supported by the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS).

CPCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in plant operations. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

 What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

This qualification has a range of pathways and is linked to typical job roles that learners will encounter within the industry.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 45 credits.

 Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • adult returners to education
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • learners with no prior experience
  • learners not in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • full-time and part-time employees
  • school and college students with a part-time job or work experience that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace

Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre.

There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

This qualification is mainly taken by individual’s employed/seeking employment as:

  • a plant operator
  • a loader securer
  • a crane and specialist lifting plant operator

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