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Qualification Overview

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling Operations - Land Driller qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in Land Driller within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units

  • - Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • - Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • - Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace
  • - Drilling and Completing Holes to the Drilling Specification Programme in the Workplace
  • - Contributing to the Specified Drilling Programme in the Workplace
  • - Providing for and Maintaining the Security of the Work and Environment Surrounding the Drilling Area in the Workplace

The learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:

  • - Reinstating Ground Condition in the Workplace
  • - Carrying out Checks and/or Basic Maintenance on Plant or Machinery in the Workplace
  • - Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace
  • - Setting out secondary dimensional work control in the workplace
  • - Slinging and hand signalling the movement of suspended loads in the workplace

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling Operations qualification also has one associated pathway:

  • - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling Operations - Land Driller Support Operative

This qualification and the units which form it have been designed to sit within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) which is regulated by Ofqual. The QCF is a framework designed to support a demand-led approach to skills based on the building up and transfer of credit awarded for learning in a flexible, responsive and inclusive manner.

This qualification is supported by federation BDA. For more information about BDA please refer to the supporting document within the toolbox below.

If you need to obtain a CSCS/CPCS card, or simply want to be recognised in your area of expertise by gaining a qualification, this qualification is for you.

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