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The diploma for plant operations qualification will provide a nationally recognized qualification for any plant operatives interested in entering into the construction field. The program specializes in delivering advanced knowledge of excavating, road construction, marine construction, Road and rail and more.

There are operations available to assist individuals interested in regularly operating heavy machinery and performing plant operations for a wide range of ground works and construction tasks. 

This qualification is accredited to the regulated qualifications framework published under all government specifications. As a nationally recognized program this is a diploma that could help anyone enter into the construction trades with more confidence and a demonstration of knowledge.

At its base level, students can understand the basis for health and safety with plant operations and then expand their knowledge to a confidence level in operating a wide range of machinery required for construction processes across the UK.

Price: £600

Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirements for this course

Mandatory Units:

Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace

Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace

Additional Units:

Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace.
Operating plant or machinery for nonoperational activities in the workplace.
Each pathway will come with its own additional units. 

Different Pathways:

Constructing and forming

Road and Rail


Erecting and dismantling

Road plant or machinery

Cranes and specialist lifting




Pass or fail exam based on a total qualification time of 450 hours. The assessment is internally assessed and verified by staff center and then examined with quality assurance by ProQual. 

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