Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller (Construction)

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller (Construction)

SQA code: GL8R 68
Ofqual code: 603/0469/8
Minimum Total Qualification Time: 430
Minimum Guided Learning Hours: 184
Minimum Credit value: 43

The (NVQ) Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller (Construction) at Level 2 will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as 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

This qualification is available through colleges and training providers. It can be offered in England and Wales.

Qualification rationale and objectives

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

The qualification is designed to train and confirm that the learner has gained full competence as a slinger/signaller to recognised industrial standards. It is aimed at those who do not have any prior experience of the industry (new entrants) or those in work who are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to advance in the sector, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).

The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop and confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a slinger/signaller. As a knowledge programme, work-related, competence-based qualification, it will confirm to employers and industry managers and card schemes that the holder has the skills and knowledge needed to progress to or meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of 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.

Learners are assessed by completing various tasks. These can be through practical assessment, knowledge-based questioning and/or online assessment. The assessor can then confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they have the necessary underpinning knowledge and skills to progress to the Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations — Supervising Lifts (Construction) and Level 5 in Controlling Lifting Operations — Planning Lifts (Construction).

Learners prove their competence by being observed by the assessor as they carry out their normal work activities competently and to the industry standard. They will also show that they are complying with current legislation and company procedures.

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can:

  • interpret the instructions correctly
  • select the appropriate resources for the task
  • complete tasks within the given timescales and specifications

Objectives

The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • knowledge, understanding and skills

Recognition

This qualification is supported by the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS).

CPCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in plant operations. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a knowledge-based and competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

This qualification has a range of pathways linked to typical job roles that learners will encounter in the industry.

To achieve the whole qualification learners need a minimum of 43 credits and must complete four mandatory units.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • learners with no prior experience
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects

Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre. There are no specific skills, knowledge, understanding or other qualifications that must be achieved before starting this qualification. However, learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed/seeking employment as slinger/signaller.

Apprenticeships

There are no Apprenticeship Programmes applicable to this qualification.

Progression

Learners may progress from the Level 2 in Controlling Lifting Operations — Slinger/Signaller (Construction) to the Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations — Supervising Lifts (Construction) and Level 5 in Controlling Lifting Operations — Planning Lifts (Construction).

What approvals are needed?

General

Centres must come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Specific delivery requirements

Centres interested in offering this qualification must come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide. The specific delivery requirements are set out in the assessment strategy.

QPA specific

This qualification is part of a Qualification Partnership Agreement.

Centres interested in offering this qualification must come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide

Where can you take this course

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Qualification structure

Learners must complete four mandatory units (credit value of 43).

Group award code: GL8R 68, OFQUAL code: 603/0469/8 (credit value of 43)

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB).

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the Regulated Qualifications unit search.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements/assessment criteria and approaches to assessment for the unit.

Learner portfolio

Assessment strategy/principle

Lapsing

Qualification structure

Group award GE0L 68 has been replaced and has entered into its lapsing period.

The lapsing date for this qualification is 30.09.2016

The finishing date for this qualification is 30.09.2018

This qualification requires the learner to complete all mandatory units.

SQA Level 2 NVQ (competence based) Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations (Construction) – Slinger Signaller
Group award code: GE0L 68
Ofqual code: 600/3381/2

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the Regulated Qualifications unit search.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements/assessment criteria and approaches to assessment for the unit.

Learner portfolio

Assessment strategy/principle

Learner guidance and portfolio

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) is the largest and most highly recognised single skills card scheme for the plant sector of the construction industry. The scheme provides certification for plant operatives and associated operations for UK construction and allied industries to prove workers’ operating skills and health and safety awareness.

The plant operator certification process is supported by CPCS testers and CPCS trainers, who in turn are certified as trained and competent by CPCS.

Membership of the scheme is voluntary, but is mandatory on many construction sites and other work environments.

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