The Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations -Groundworks qualification has been developed for achievement in a training environment which means you do not need to be employed to undertake this qualification.
This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work as a Plant Operator within the construction industry.
You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be trained and assessed by a qualified trainer.
This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.
This qualification comprises the 1 mandatory unit;
-Site safety and roles and responsibilities for plant operators
This qualification comprises units (24 credits required) from the following;
Forward Tipping Dumper
-Know how to operate a forward tipping dumper
-Operate a forward tipping dumper
-Prepare and use a forward tipping dumper to carry out tipping duties and associated operations (Practical Synoptic Assignment)
-Know how to operate a ride-on roller
-Operate a ride-on roller
-Prepare and use a ride-on roller to carry out compacting tasks and associated operations (Practical Synoptic Assignment)
Excavator 360 -Below 10 Tonnes
-Know how to operate an excavator 360° – below 10 tonnes
-Operate an excavator 360° – below 10 tonnes
-Prepare and use an excavator 360° – below 10 tonnes, to carry out excavating, loading, reinstatement duties and associated operations (Practical Synoptic Assignment)
Excavator 360 -Above 10 Tonnes
-Know how to operate an excavator 360° above 10 tonnes
-Operate an excavator 360° above 10 tonnes
-Prepare and use an excavator 360° above 10 tonnes to carry out excavating and loading duties and associated operations (Practical Synoptic Assignment).
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Chris Neve PROGRAMME MANAGER | PLANT OPS
Chris worked in site management for over 15 years and then taught construction elsewhere for another 12 years. Chris joined the plant operations team at Duchy College in 2017.
“Working with students from different backgrounds and ages can sometimes be a challenge, but it is one that I really enjoy. Seeing that smile on a student’s face, when they manage to
achieve something for the first time, is still the biggest buzz I can have as a teacher.”
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