Plant Operations

In order to meet the requirements of the Major Contractors Group (MCG) and House Building Group i.e. a qualified workforce, contractors and subcontractors will have to ensure that their operators have achieved a qualification if they are to work on the majority of construction sites.

What does the course include?

  • Conform to general workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient workplace practices

Optional Units: (Select 1 Unit)

  • Operate plant or machinery to receive and transport loads
  • Operate plant or machinery to extract
  • Operate plant or machinery to excavate
  • Operate plant or machinery to construct and form
  • Operate plant or machinery for accessing
  • Operate plant or machinery to lay and distribute
  • Operate plant or machinery to compact
  • Operate plant or machinery to process

How long is this course?


Why do I need it?

This NVQ is a requirement for plant operators who require the blue CPCS competence card.

What qualification do I get?

For those who successfully complete the course you will be awarded a SQA NVQ level 2 certificate.

What can I do next?

Once you have successfully completed the course you will be able to upgrade from the red operators card to the blue competency card if you already hold the relevant CPCS practical and theory tests. Alternatively you can undertake the theory and practical tests at one of our centres and on completion gain the blue competency card.

Where can I train?

The training can be delivered on your site.

How much is the course?


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Short Courses

Our short training courses are delivered by industry experienced instructors


We offer NVQ courses which can allow you to proggress to a CPCS competence card


Prove your plant operating skills with the CPCS card scheme. Required for most MCG and NCF sites


A qualification that shows trained instructors can rain test and certify other operators

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