Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations — Planning Lifts (Construction)

Course Cost: £1650.00
Minimum Total Qualification Time: 890
Minimum Guided Learning Hours: 274

The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations — Planning Lifts (Construction) will develop the learner’s knowledge and skills in areas such as lifting operations and developing and maintaining good working relationships.

The NVQ Controlling Lifting Operations Qualification Covers the Following Areas:

  • Planning lifting activities using cranes and/or lifting equipment 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
  • Planning the preparation of the site for the project or operation in the workplace
  • Identifying, allocating and planning the development and use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace

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

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What is The Purpose of The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations Course?

The NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations is designed to ensure the learner is competent in the planning of lifting operations at industrial standards. It is aimed at those who do not have any prior experience of the industry. It is also suitable for 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.

The qualification is designed to lead the learner to one or more of the following objectives:

  • Supporting a role in the workplace
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills

The primary purpose of the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations diploma is to develop and confirm the learner’s competence as a planner of lifting operations. Upon completion, the learner will have the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

How Is the Qualification Assessed?

The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence. This will outline what work has been completed by the learner, and will include observational pieces, professional discussions, witness testimonies and 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 the role.

Assessors will ensure that all work is carried out to the high industry standards and that the learner is compliant with all 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 task and demonstrate that they can complete tasks within the given timescales and specifications.

The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts (Construction) is supported by 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 the Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations Cover?

As this is a 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 and is linked to typical job roles that learners will encounter within the industry.

To achieve the whole qualification learners need a minimum of 89 credits and must complete seven mandatory units.

Who Is the Controlling Lifting Operations Qualification Designed For?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • 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
  • Full-time and part-time study

There are no specific skills, knowledge 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.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed/seeking employment as a planner of lifting operations.


This qualification does not currently form a component of an apprenticeship.


The (NVQ) Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations — Planning Lifts at Level 5 can lead to employment within the construction industry and provide invaluable practical experience to learners who aspire to the more technical professions which exist in construction.

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