Plant VQ
CPCS Cards

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TUTS are a provider of plant operations NVQ’s. Check out our range of NVQ's below.

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Compacting

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A31, A32

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Cranes

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A20, A36, A39, A63, A64

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Excavating

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A21, A23

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Extracting

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A21, A23, A41

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Fork-lift Trucks

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A14, A16, A15, A17, A18

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Constructing and Forming Plant

CPCS Categories this relates to: A34, A35

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Loading and Securing

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A49, A50

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Transporting Loads

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A14, A16, A15, A17, A18

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Processing

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A42, A43

L2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller (Construction)

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A40

L2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Work Platforms

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A25, A26, A27

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Cranes and Specialist Lifting Plant

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A02, A04, A60, A35

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Excavating Plant

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A05, A10, A12, A22, A34, A37, A58, A59

L2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Extracting Plant

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A05, A10, A12, A22, A34, A37, A58, A59

L2 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction) - Plant

CPCS Categories this relates to:
D90, A91, A92

L4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Supervising Lifts (Construction)

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A62

L5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Planning Lifts (Construction)

CPCS Categories this relates to:
A61

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The TUTS approach

At TUTS, we don’t just stop at offering the initial CPCS or NPORS plant operations card… We are also a provider of plant operations NVQ’s. These NVQ’s allow candidates to upgrade to the Competent Operator card, further cementing their experience and acting as evidence of ‘occupational competence’.

There is currently only one route of entry for Plant Operations NVQ - the On-Site Assessment And Training (OSAT).

On-Site Assessment & Training (OSAT)

The On-Site Assessment is perfect for anyone working in the construction industry who needs to get a CSCS card. It is ideal for those individuals who do not want to be away from the job and want to avoid downtime.

Whilst you are working on-site you will be visited by your assessor who will guide you through each part of the process, observe you working and provide the highest levels of support until you complete your qualification.

The Process

At TUTS Group, we deliver the OSAT qualification as follows:

  • Induction to the qualification - this takes place at TUTS Group Training Centre
  • Completion of the Knowledge Packs is undertaken by the learner during their own time
  • Once knowledge packs are complete, the
  • Practical Observation takes place on the learner's site (where this is not possible, a ‘Skills-Based’ test may be undertaken)
  • Collation of Witness Testimonies & Additional Evidence then takes place
  • Profesional discussion then takes place back at TUTS Group Training Centre, along with sign off.

Evidence must be obtained by using ALL of the following:

1. Observation of performance by the assessor

2. Witness Testimony or Testimonies by an expert witness/witnesses

3. Professional Discussion

FAQ'S - NVQ'S

What is the difference between a CSCS & CPCS NVQ?

A CPCS NVQ relates to the plant categories. CPCS Red Card holders can convert that Red card to a CPCS Blue Card via the NVQ.

The CSCS NVQ is a trade or skilled worker Blue Card e.g. Wood occupations/Roofing occupations.

How long does a level 2 NVQ take to complete?

The NVQ level 2 can be completed in 2 site visits.

What card do I get?

Level 2 Blue Card

Level 3 & 4 Gold Card with the exception of A62 = Blue Card

Level 6 Black Card

Do I need experience?

You do not need any experience to begin a NVQ. You will need to gain experience and demonstrate knowledge & understanding prior to the completion of the NVQ.

Is an NVQ done on site or test centre?

Profile and Induction can and may be delivered at TUTS GROUP. The practical elements of the NVQ must be carried out on a live working site. Simulated work is not allowed.

Do I need a valid CSCS card? Which one?

You do not need to have a CSCS test to begin or complete your NVQ. You will, however, be unable to apply for any related CSCS or CPCS card.

Is there funding?

TUTS Group only delivers the highest quality of training and service, therefore we do not access funding for NVQ categories. TUTS Group will work with you to apply for the CITB skills training fund grant, up to £10K.

Is it possible to fail an NVQ?

No.

FAQ'S - CPCS

Can I renew my Red Card?

Under scheme rules, the CPCS Red card is non-renewable. CPCS will allow an extension upon registration of the NVQ Level 2. Subject to scheme rules.

Blue/Red Card Grace Period/renewal

CPCS Red Card should be progressed to CPCS Blue card within 2 years of qualification, via the OSAT NVQ route.

The CPCS Blue Card is valid for 5 years and can be renewed in accordance with scheme rules.

 

Which CSCS test do I need?

CPCS Plant operators categories, require you to have passed the CSCS HSE test within 2 years.

CPCS category A62 Crane supervisor requires a CSCS SPVR test passed within 2 years

CPCS category A61 Appointed Person, requires a CSCS MAP test passed within 2 years

How do I claim a grant?

If your organisation are CITB Levy contributors then TUTS Group will hold your hand through the grant claim process. Be sure to speak to our training team prior to booking.

If you are unsure, please contact us today.

Can CPCS be delivered at my site / off centre categories?

Click here to list On & Off centre categories.

Is CPCS the right option for me?

CPCS is the most recognised accreditation for plant operations within the construction industry. Other accreditations which are also recognised within the industry are available from TUTS Group:

ITSSAR

NPORS

IPAF

TUTS

If you operate plant outside of the construction industry, then speak to our training team to confirm the correct accreditation for you.

Do I need a DVLA Driving Licence?

You only need a DVLA Driving licence to operate vehicles on the public highway.

How quickly will I receive my card?

Your card is automatically applied for as part of our ‘results processing’ procedure. Most cards are received within 1 – 2 weeks (depending on any delays with the Awarding Organisation).

I will need evidence of passing my test immediately for a new site I am working at. What can I do?

We will issue you with a pass letter (upon achieving the standard) which will be accepted on site until your card is received.

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