Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Logistics Operations (Construction)

SQA code: GT46 68
Ofqual code: 610/0396/7
Minimum Total Qualification Time: 420 hours
Minimum Guided Learning Hours: 264
Credit value: 42

The qualification aims to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace and provides the opportunity for individuals whose responsibilities involve the management of vehicular traffic on construction sites, establishing work area protection and slinging and signalling the movement of loads to demonstrate their competence.

This qualification covers the following areas.

  • general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • preparing and operating specialised power tools and equipment in the workplace
  • conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

This qualification may be available in offered in England and Wales through employers, training providers and colleges.

This is a new qualification that has been developed in partnership with CITB to ensure it meets the needs of the industry.

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working as construction operatives with responsibility for the logistical arrangements of setting up construction sites, ie organising and co-ordinating resources. Learners can specialise in general site logistics where responsibility involves the management of vehicular traffic on construction sites.

This qualification recognises the learner’s skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrates their competence in a real workplace environment so that they can work in the site logistics operations sector within the construction industry.

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:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • enabling professional membership
  • providing access to a relevant card scheme
  • enabling learners to gain the relevant licence to practise


This qualification is supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

The 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.

What does this qualification cover?

This is a knowledge-based qualification where learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through on-the-job experience.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 42 credits. They must complete three mandatory units plus two optional units from the qualification structure.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification 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
  • school and college students with a part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace

There are no specific skills, knowledge and 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.


Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre. Specific skills, knowledge, understanding or other qualification(s) required before taking this qualification include relevant knowledge and skills from working as a construction operative.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals who are employed as construction operatives within the construction industry.


Learners may progress from the Level 2 in Site Logistics Operations (Construction) to a range of qualifications at Level 3 and above in the same or similar occupational area. Alternatively, the qualification can enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace, including Occupational Work Supervision.

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Qualification structure

The qualification requires the learner to complete three mandatory units (credit value 10) and two optional units (credit value 42).

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How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the assessment criteria, assessment (evidence) requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment for the unit.

The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence which details what the learner has completed at work. This can be gathered through observation, professional discussion, witness testimony or 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.

Competence is displayed through the assessor observing the learner demonstrate that they carry out their normal work activities competently to the industry standard and that they comply with current legislation and company procedures.

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly. They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the tasks and can complete them within the given timescales and specifications.

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