Ofqual code: 601/2956/6
The (NVQ) Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations — Supervising Lifts will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as lifting operations and developing and maintaining good working relationships.
This qualification covers the following areas:
The qualification is designed to recognise competence in the supervision of lifting operations to industrial standards. It is aimed at those who do not have any prior experience of the industry or those in work who are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.
Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to advance in the sector, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).
The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop and confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a supervisor of lifting operations. As a work-related, competence-based qualification, it will provide 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.
The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence. This can include observation, professional discussion, witness testimony and supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.
Learners will prove their competence by being observed by the assessor as they carry out their normal work activities competently and to the industry standard. They will also show that they comply with current legislation and company procedures.
The assessment process will ensure that the learner can:
The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:
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.
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 74 credits.