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

What does the Level 5 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations cover?


The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for individuals who specialise in planning the preparation of site and work activities and planning the lifting activities using cranes and/or lifting equipment to demonstrate their competence.


All candidates will complete the following mandatory modules:

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace

  • Planning Lifting Activities Using Cranes and/or Lifting Equipment in the Workplace

  • Planning and Establishing Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Systems for Lifting Operations in the Workplace

  • Planning Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements in the Workplace

  • Evaluating and Selecting Work Methods to Meet Project or Operational Requirements in the Workplace

  • Planning the Preparation of the Site for the Project or Operation in the Workplace

  • Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the Workplace


Who is the Level 5 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations aimed at?


The Level 5 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations is aimed at candidates that undertake the duties of a of Lift Planner / Appointed Person – i.e. those individuals that are responsible for planning the execution and safety of the lifting operation.


In their day to day role candidates will analyse, calculate and specify a procedure and detail the method of executing the lifting operation, confirming both good practice and regulatory requirements are met.


How can the Level 5 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations help progress my career?


The Level 5 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations is for Appointed Persons/Lift Planners that currently hold the CPCS Red Card who are required to upgrade to the CPCS Blue Card.

For more information on the different CSCS Blue Card, please click here (LINK TO CSCS BLUE CARD PAGE)


Successful candidates often choose to pursue other advanced qualifications such as:

  • Level 6 NVQ Diploma Construction Site Management (LINK)


What are the entry requirements for the Level 5 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations?


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.


How is the Level 5 NVQ Diploma Controlling Lifting Operations assessed?

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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