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ProQual - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations - Machine Tunnelling Operative course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations - Machine Tunnelling Operative course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  ProQual (ProQual). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (ProQual) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit ProQual web site

What is the ProQual - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations - Machine Tunnelling Operative course?

Category: OnSite
Level: Beginner

Pathway 4 - Machine Tunnelling Operative

The ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations (Construction) qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working in the construction and the built environment sector working across a broad range of areas. It is designed to assess occupational competence in the workplace where candidates are required to demonstrate skills and knowledge to a level required in the construction industry.

There are 11 specialist pathways:

  • Pathway 1 - Hand Miner
  • Pathway 2 - Shaft Miner
  • Pathway 3 - Tunnelling Machine Operator
  • Pathway 4 - Machine Tunnelling Operative
  • Pathway 5 - Spoil Removal Conveyor Operative
  • Pathway 6 - Tunnelling Operative
  • Pathway 7 - Tunnel Fitters or Tunnel Electricians Mate
  • Pathway 8 - Sprayed Concrete Lining Tunnelling Nozzleman
  • Pathway 9 - Pipejacking or Micro-Tunnelling Operative
  • Pathway 10 - Separation Plant Operative
  • Pathway 11 - Tunnel Transport Operator

# The awarding body for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). It is also endorsed by the sector body for construction - CITB.

The qualification has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is published on Ofquals Register of Qualifications.

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Who is the ProQual - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations - Machine Tunnelling Operative course designed for?

By choosing to carry out the Machine Tunnelling Operative pathway for your NVQ you will complete the following mandatory units:

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Building temporary or permanent tunnel linings in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace
What subjects does the ProQual - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations - Machine Tunnelling Operative course cover?

Candidates must complete 5 Mandatory units

Unit Ref
Title
Level
CITB reference provided for information only
M/508/6537
Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
1641
T/508/6538
Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
2642
Y/508/6533
Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
2643
K/615/1945
Building temporary or permanent tunnel linings in the workplace
2175v2
A/508/6587
Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace
2400v2

Additional units

Unit Ref
Title
Level
CITB reference provided for information only
A/508/6525
Slinging and hand signalling the movement of suspended loads in
the workplace
2402Av1
H/615/1958
Carrying out structural waterproofing in the workplace
2492v2
How is the ProQual - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations - Machine Tunnelling Operative course assessed?

This qualification is competence - based, candidates must demonstrate the level of competence described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidates skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.

The qualifications must be assessed in a work environment and in accordance with the Construction Skills Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment, and it must be internally assessed by an appropriately experienced and qualified assessor.

Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include:

  • observation report by assessor
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • professional discussion
  • witness testimony
  • candidate product
  • worksheets
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
ProQual - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations - Machine Tunnelling Operative course dates and locations