Plant Operations NVQs

Our SQA Level 2 NVQ Diplomas and Certificates provide access to the Blue (Competent Operator) CPCS card. These NVQs are a fantastic way of developing yourself and will undoubtedly lead to further progression in the industry.

We fully utilise technology to provide a unique one-day assessment delivered directly on-site. Candidates will be assessed by one of our specialist Plant assessors (all of whom have vast industry experience).

This method of assessment is ideal for people who’s Red CPCS cards are coming up for renewal therefore require a replacement card very quickly.

Please note: This one-day assessment method is only available to established, experienced plant operators and is not suitable for those still developing their abilities in this occupation.

Why should I complete an NVQ?

These plant operations NVQs are aimed at individuals that already hold the red (trained operator) CPCS card and need to upgrade to the blue (competent operator) CPCS card.

NVQs help you make progress in your career and increase your employability and earning potential.

What are the benefits of a Lifting Operations NVQ?

Provides access to the CPCS (Competent Operator) Blue Card
Increased earning potential
Ensures that the individual is complying with CDM Regulations
Demonstrates competence to industry’s occupational standard
Demonstrates a commitment to professional development
Increased work opportunities in the UK and abroad

Frequently Asked Questions

CADUK fully utilise technology to offer a unique one-day assessment delivered on-site.

The entire assessment process is captured electronically by our on-site assessor through CADUK’s bespoke recording system and incorporates four methods of assessment (Professional discussion, witness testimony, observation of performance and inspection of work products).

This method of assessment is ideal for people who’s red CPCS cards are coming up for renewal therefore require a replacement card very quickly.

Generally the learner will have the certificate of achievement delivered to their home address within 10 days.

If the certificate is required urgently, we have the facility to provide a bespoke service that enables the candidate to apply for their CPCS blue card within 2 days of the successful assessment taking place. The candidate therefore does not need to wait for the certificate to arrive by post.

No. NVQs aren’t about how good you are at exams, they are about how good you are at work. NVQs never involve written tests, they don’t involve trick questions – they are designed to let your skills, knowledge and experience shine through in practical ways.

NVQs relate to the real world and many certificate holders and their employers will tell you that this is their main advantage. NVQs are not about going back to school. They are about going where you want to go in your career.

There are no formal entry requirements for these Controlling Lifting Operations NVQs, however potential candidates must:

  1. Already hold the relevant red CPCS card.
  2. Have at least 6 months experience in the role.
  3. Be able to demonstrate to us that they can meet the skills and knowledge requirements of the NVQ prior to enrolment.

We will never enrol any learner onto an NVQ program until we have confirmed that the qualification is actually achievable.

No. Our prices include the registration fees, administration costs and VAT.

CADUK are an Award Winning NVQ centre that have delivered over 1000 NVQs in (construction) Plant and Lifting Operations.

Our unique electronic recording system was recently recognised at the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow for our “unique approach to delivering qualifications”.

Our fast-track interactive online/onsite assessment process allows the assessor to record candidate achievements on the construction site and instantly relay those achievements to the internal verifier of CADUK. This enables candidate certificates to be requested from the Awarding Body, which in turn provides them with access to their Blue CPCS cards within just a few days of the assessment taking place.

Here's What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

Carl Robinson
DRG Interior and Building Solutions Ltd
"I Achieved an NVQ Level 3 occupational works supervisor which has lead to employment as an assistant site manager. A very big Thank you to all at CADUK, this has also now given me the drive to continue my journey to hopefully gain a level 6 qualification in construction management".
David Mitchell
Select Electrical (GB) Limited
"The service I received was brilliant from start to finish. The assessor that came to site was a fellow of the institute of building and was extremely professional and knowledgable. I would recommend the level 3 nvq fast track route CAD UK offer to anyone looking for professional qualification and a CSCS card."
Michael Lloyd
Lloyd Renovations Ltd
"I had an onsite assessment with CADUK for my Level 3 NVQ. The assessor was very helpful and guided me through the assessment process. The actual assessment process only took one day although there is some preparation to do beforehand. Within 2 weeks of the assessment I had my Gold CSCS card! Thanks CADUK"
John Wills
SGI Management Limited
"Supportive, professional and an exemplary service. It is a pleasure to learn with CADUK. Tailored to suit you, your professional work and your time frame; be that fast track or snail trail."
Darren Wilby
DW Gates Ltd
"CADUK were supportive and professional throughout my NVQ. My assessor was experienced, knowledgeable and helped steer me through the course.

A big thank you to all at CADUK. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to advance their career in Construction"

Mark Acott
Ensigna Construction Limited
"I have lately undertaken an NVQ with CADUK, their personnel were excellent, providing friendly support and professional advice, I would not hesitate to recommend CADUK for any Industry accredited requirements in the future."