Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Planning Lifts

Lift Planner - Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations

The Planning Lifts Level 5 NVQ is accessible to those that undertake the duties of a of Lift Planner / Appointed Person, i.e. those responsible for planning the execution and safety of the lifting operation.

They will analyse, calculate and specify a procedure and detail the method of executing the lifting operation, confirming both good practice and regulatory requirements are met.

In order to enrol onto this NVQ learners must have already completed one of the below training courses and be in possession of the red CPCS or NPORS card:

What are the benefits of this NVQ?

Am I eligible for this qualification?

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Frequently asked questions

How is this qualification assessed?

This Level 5 NVQ is assessed primarily through ‘professional discussion’ with your assessor.

This assessment method involves no written work or classroom-based elements.

In a nutshell, you’re simply telling your assessor how you carry out your role and showing them the evidence (documents, photos, videos) that proves it.

What sort of evidence is required for this qualification?

Examples of evidence required for this NVQs could include (but is not limited to):

  • Tool box talk
  • Daily/weekly checklist
  • Daily brief
  • Lift plan
  • Drawings
  • Method statement
  • Risk assessment
  • Inspection report
  • Traffic plan
  • Lifting capacity charts
  • Minutes of meetings
  • Videos
  • Photographs
Who will be my assessor?

All of our assessors are experienced lifting professionals who have ‘done the job’ themselves and are therefore in a position to add real value to your qualification.

What is the duration of this qualification?

CADUK offer a unique one-day assessment for these qualifications.

The whole assessment is conducted and captured electronically through audio and video recordings which drastically reduces the duration compares with the traditional ‘paper and pen’ NVQ assessments.

In order for the assessment to take place in a single day you will be expected to thoroughly prepare beforehand and have all evidence ready to be presented on the day.

Do I need to have the Red CPCS or NPORS card first?

Yes, you will be expected to have passed the appropriate CPCS/NPORS course, be in possession of the Red ‘trained operator’ CPCS/NPORS card, and to have at least 6 months of proven experience in your occupation before undertaking any of these NVQs.  

Prior to enrolment (as part of our initial profiling process) our assessors will speak to each candidate directly to ensure that they have the knowledge, experience, confidence, and evidence to be successful on the NVQ.

Only after the assessor has approved you to start, can you be enrolled onto the qualification.

When can I apply for my CPCS or NPORS card?

Usually within 2 days of the assessment being completed we will send you an electronic confirmation (by email) that proves that you have passed the NVQ.

This electronic confirmation can be used to apply for the Blue CPCS/NPORS card right away, without having to wait for the certificate to arrive by post.

Can I fail this NVQ?

Technically Yes, you can fail any NVQ. NVQs are competence-based qualifications, they are a recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience that you already have. With that in mind, if you have never ‘done the job’ and don’t have the evidence to prove it, how are you going to answer the question?

We at CADUK have robust procedures in place to ensure that doesn’t happen.

The key to our success in this area is that we only enrol candidates onto our qualifications in the first place that we know have the skills, knowledge and experience to be successful.

We carry out a thorough profiling process (free of charge) with each and every candidate before enrolment to make 100% sure that the qualification is achievable before you start.

As part of this process one of our assessors will contact you directly to confirm that you have the skills, knowledge and experience required to be successful.

Once our assessor has ‘approved’ you to start, you can enrol at any time.

Qualification cost


Price above includes SQA registration fees.

CITB Grant claimable

CADUK are a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO). This enables CITB registered companies to claim back £600 on completion of this qualification through the Short Period Qualification Grants scheme. This includes small employers (i.e. those with a wage bill of less than £80k) who don’t have to pay the levy. This grant applies to directly employed staff on the payroll and all subcontractors.

To check if your company is eligible to claim please call CITB on 0344 994 4455.

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