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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations (Appointed Person)

What does the course cover?


This qualification will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as general health, safety and welfare, and conforming to productive working practices. Learners can specialise in preparing, guiding and placing suspended loads.


This qualification covers the following areas:

  • attaching and preparing suspended loads for movement using lifting accessories in the workplace

  • guiding, positioning and placing suspended loads in the workplace

  • conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace

  • conforming to productive working practices in the workplace


Who is this course aimed at?


This qualification is targeted at individuals who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the lifting suspended loads.


In particular it is suitable for:

  • workers who need the qualification to meet legislative requirements

  • workers wishing to progress into a supervisory position

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects

  • individuals who wish to start their own business

  • full-time and part-time study


This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed or seeking employment as:

  • Controlling Lifting Operations Operative


How can this course help progress my career?


Achievement of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations could enable the holder to work in the construction industry and specialise in the lifting suspended loads.


Successful completion of this qualification can enable candidates to pursue supervisory qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations

  • Level 5 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations (Appointed Person)


Entry requirements


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but candidates must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.


Our assessors will carry out an initial assessment of each candidate’s skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.




This qualification is competence-based meaning that candidates must demonstrate the level of competence described in the units.


Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. The qualifications will be assessed in a work environment and in accordance with the ConstructionSkills’ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment, as well as being assessed by an appropriately experienced and qualified assessor.


Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit. Evidence can include:

  • Observation report by assessor

  • Assignments/projects/reports

  • Professional discussion

  • Witness testimony

  • Candidate product

  • Worksheets

  • Record of oral and written questioning

  • Recognition of Prior Learning




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