Ofqual’s Qualification Code: 603/2585/9
To gain the qualification, learners must achieve a minimum total of 16 credits (160 TQT)
5 credits from the Mandatory Core Units
This qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.
Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a Plant Operator. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.
Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).
The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:
This qualification is supported by CSCS which is the Construction Skills Certification Scheme.
Construction Skills Certification Scheme provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in Construction. 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 either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.
To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 16 credits. They must complete 2 mandatory units and 1 optional unit from the qualification structure. (see Qualification content and delivery tools)
There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification, however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.
This qualification is suitable for: