About this NVQ assessment
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Transporting Loads: Concrete Pump is designed to assess occupational competence in the workplace. Learners are required to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and experience in the operating of concrete pumps in construction. This qualification is suitable for practicing concrete pump operators.
This NVQ provides formal recognition of practicing as a concrete pump operator.
Q2W offer a nationwide NVQ service, made possible using our on-line NVQ portfolio Learning Assistant. Your NVQ will be assessed using the product of your work e.g. contract documents. Your knowledge will be assessed using professional discussion or written reflective account.
How much will my NVQ level 2 cost?
Prices start from: £750.00 + VAT per delegate.
Discounts may be available if colleagues working on the same site register with Q2W.
See regional zones for further price information.
NVQ Payment Terms
50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.
(Payment plans may be available upon request)
NVQ Entry Requirements
The potential learner must be able to demonstrate that they can meet the skills, knowledge and experience requirements of the NVQ before enrolment.
How long will my NVQ take to complete?An NVQ assessment plan will be agreed during your Initial NVQ assessment & NVQ Induction; a planned end date will be agreed. However, we would expect your NVQ qualification to be complete with sixteen weeks.
How is the NVQ qualification assessed?
Learning Assistant is the on-line NVQ portfolio used by Q2W. During the Initial assessment your assessor will identify the most appropriate optional units and provide advice and guidance regarding the range of evidence required. At this stage you will be introduced to Learning Assistant and uploading evidence for your NVQ. Feedback regarding your progress will be provided in a variety of ways: contact records transmitted using Learning Assistant, which also includes a % complete indicator. Your assessor will also maintain regular contact by phone, text message and email.
Your assessor will provide support throughout the assessment process to ensure timely completion of your NVQ.
Industry recognition & benefits
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) – Transporting Loads: concrete pump operator qualifies the holder to apply for the CPCS or NPORS blue skill card.
Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) & NPORS
The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) & NPORS provide skills cards for the plant sector of the construction industry. Both schemes are available to NVQ candidates registered with Q2W.
Experienced concrete pump operators must complete the NPORS or CPCS theoretical and practical tests before registering for their NVQ. NVQ candidates must gain recorded on the job experience before completion of their NVQ. Successful completion of the NVQ must be accompanied by operator CPD record and in date health, safety and environment test completion certificate before applying for the Competent Operator Card.
Novice concrete pump operators must attend CPCS or NPORS training, and successfully complete theoretical and practical tests before registering for their NVQ.
For further details please contact our enquiries team for further information, guidance and prices.
What is a CITB ATO?A CITB ATO is an organisation which provides construction training courses and qualifications to a defined and industry-agreed training standard. As an approved ATO, Q2W will upload your NVQ achievement to trigger an automated NVQ grant payment of £600.00 (subject to eligibility).
How do I claim my grant?
You can claim NVQ achievement grants if you’re an employer who is registered with CITB. This includes small employers (wage bill of less than £80k) who don’t have to pay the levy.
CSCS Card Information
You will apply directly to CSCS for your card after you receive your NVQ certificate through the post from us. Link below for more information:https://www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/
Assessment contents & units
NVQ level 2 Plant Operations (Construction) – Transporting Loads: Tractor Operator
- Confirming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
- Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
- Preparing and operating trailer-mounted concrete pumps to receive, pump and discharge materials in the workplace