Construction Operations – Excavation







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Lifetime award

About this course

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) is for construction operatives in civil engineering who are responsible for one of a number of tasks, such as laying pavements, kerbs, drainage, concreting or excavation and learners who work in, or who want to work in, the construction and civil engineering operations sector.

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:

  • develop the technical skills, role-related knowledge and understanding, and behaviours required to work in a job role such as construction operative, responsible for tasks such as laying pavements, kerbs, drainage, concreting and excavation
  • demonstrate competence in the relevant job roles
  • gain recognition for existing skills and knowledge
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification
  • develop personal growth and engagement in learning.


Mandatory Units

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace

  • Installing, Maintaining and Removing Work Area Protection and Safety Equipment in the Workplace

  • Forming and Finishing Excavations Manually in the Workplace

Optional Units

  • Preparing and Operating Powered Units, Tools or Pedestrian Plant, Machinery or Equipment in the Workplace

  • Identifying and Marking the Location of Utilities Apparatus and Sub-structures in the Workplace

  • Controlling, Directing and Guiding the Operation of Plant or Machinery in the Workplace

  • Locating and Excavating to Expose Buried Utility Services in the Workplace

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