A Plant NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) is a qualification which, upon completion, shows that you are competent in plant machinery. The exact type of plant machinery can vary depending on which course you choose, ranging from forklift trucks to excavators.
The Plant Operations NVQs are Level 2 qualifications and are recognised in the construction industry at a national level. They are designed to prove that you have gained the necessary skills to operate the machinery in question. There are a number of other benefits to completing a Plant Operations NVQ, namely that you’ll receive a Blue CPCS Card.
What does a Plant NVQ entail?
When you enrol in a Plant Operations NVQ, you will be paired with an assessor, who will carry out your initial induction. Your assessor will then help you to work on your portfolio, and together you will draw up the ways through which you’re going to be completing each of the units.
As you’re completing the qualification, your assessor will be keeping track of your progress by requesting your answers to specific written questions, carrying out professional discussions, generating evidence via the workplace, witness testimonials, and by simply observing.