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Plant Operations – Groundworks Certificate

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Construction
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   15/03/2021


Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   06/09/2021

Plant operations is the broad term referring to the operation and driving of heavy plant equipment such as, excavators, dumpers, rollers and telescopic handlers to name a few. Groundworks is the specific job role of preparing the ground using some of these machines within a construction, civil engineering, roads, railways or landscaping project.

In order to work on a construction site you will need to gain your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certification. On top of that you will gain tickets to prove you are skilled and experienced in operating and maintaining a wide range of specialist large plant machinery. To work in the industry you will need to achieve the Level 2 qualification.

On this Level 2 course, you will learn how to operate a variety of equipment including excavators, forklifts, dumpers and road rollers.

  What You Will Learn

You will learn how to operate a variety of equipment including excavators, forklifts, dumpers and road rollers and you could gain a CITB CPCS ticket for one of the items you train on.

  Entry Requirements

GCSEs in English and maths at grade 2 or above and the Level 1 qualification. CSCS HSE Test completed within the last year

  Work Experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement

  Assessment

You will be assessed through a series of practical activities such as:

Preparing and using a forward tipping dumper
Preparing ground and using an excavator to move earth
Compacting ground using a ride on roller
Operating telehandlers to load lorries

  Progression

With experience, you could move into construction management, site supervision, estimating, lift planning and supervision.

You could become a plant or crane supervisor, or a plant coordinator selecting the machinery needed for each new job and assessing new equipment.

Careers in this industry:
Demolition operative
Dumper operator
Ride on roller operator
Telehandler
Tractors operator
Plant operator
Mobile plant technician
360 excavator operator

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# Construction # PlantOps # Diggerdriver # Digger # JCB # CAT # MiniDigger # Swingshovel # 360 # Plant # #engineering2021

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