Level 2 NVQ - Telehandler / Telescopic Handler

SQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations - Telescopic Handler

This SQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations is accessible to Telescopic Handler operators that have successfully completed the CPCS Telescopic Handler Wheeled course (CPCS Code A17) and are already in possession of the Red CPCS card.

Candidates must also have at least 6 months experience operating this category of plant on a real construction site environment.

Achievement of this qualification enables candidates to upgrade their Red CPCS card to the Blue ‘Competent Operator’ card.


A: Industrial Telescopic
B: Up to 9 metres
C: All sizes ex. 360 degrees slew
D: All sizes inc. 360 degrees slew
E: Suspended load (non-rough terrain)

What are the benefits of this Level 2 NVQ?

Fast-track on-site observation
Access to CPCS Blue card
Increased work opportunities
Increased earning potential

Frequently asked questions

All of our assessors for this level 2 NVQ are highly experienced, qualified construction professionals who have either previously been, or are currently still operating as a plant operators themselves.

Having vast real-world experience in the role, our lifting assessors are in a position to provide relevant and useful advice and guidance that adds genuine value to your qualification.

Our fast-track route involves our assessor coming to site to conduct the assessment, ensuring that the qualification is achieved in the same day.

This route is particularly beneficial for those whose CPCS cards need urgent renewal or upgrade.

The fast-track route to achieve this Level 2 qualification is only available to established operators that are experienced and confident in their role.

The evidence collected demonstrates competence that has already been developed over time. This particular route therefore is not suitable for those who are still developing their abilities in this occupation.

The assessor will confirm that the candidate:

  1. Has completed the A17 CPCS Telescopic Handler training.
  2. Holds the red trained operator CPCS card.
  3. Has a further 6 months experience on-site.

Prior to registering for this qualification the assessor will require a supervisor in the workplace to act as an expert witness to confirm that the individual is competent in their role and confident in their abilities.

Only candidates that meet these requirements may be eligible for the fast-track assessment route.

Once the NVQ has been successfully completed and verified by our IV staff we will request your NVQ certificate from the awarding body.

Generally the learner will have the certificate of achievement delivered to their home address within 10 days, this certificate can be used to upgrade the Red (trained operator) CPCS card to the Blue (competent operator) card.

If the CPCS card is required urgently, we have the facility to enable 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.

NVQs are UK regulated qualifications, they are valid for life and do not expire.

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.

Qualification cost

£720.00 + VAT

Price includes registration fees.

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    We are very proud to receive an SQA Star Award for our innovative, fast-track assessment process of delivering Plant & Lifting Operations NVQs on site. Nick Asprey, Director

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