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Land Drilling NVQ Level 2

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Qualification title

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling Operations - Land Driller


Land Drilling
The Land Drilling NVQ is for those that prepare and use land drills and powered equipment to drilling and completing holes to drilling specifications and want to prove their competence. This NVQ has several optional units that candidates can choose from based on their profession.


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Pathway 1 – Land Driller
Pathway 2 – Land Driller Support Operative

Qualification Structure:

To achieve the qualification candidates must achieve all of the mandatory units.

Mandatory Units

Pathway 1 – Land Driller

Mandatory Units

Optional Units - Candidates must complete one unit

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Pathway 2 – Land Driller Support Operative

Mandatory Units

Optional Units - Candidates must complete one unit

Group C Optional Units

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What is a Level 2 NVQ in Land Drilling?
This NVQ is a qualification that assesses the skills and knowledge required for operating drilling equipment on land, including the use of hand-held equipment and machinery.
Who is this NVQ aimed at?
The qualification is aimed at individuals who work in the land drilling industry, including drillers, assistant drillers, and driller's assistants.
How is this NVQ assessed?
The assessment is carried out in the workplace and includes observations, questioning, and professional discussions. Candidates are required to provide evidence of their competence and knowledge, and their work is assessed against specific standards.
What are the benefits of completing this NVQ?
The benefits of completing the qualification include:

• Recognised proof of competency in land drilling
• Improved job prospects
• Increased earning potential
• Enhanced personal and professional development
• Meeting legal and regulatory requirements
• Providing a pathway to further training and qualifications

Can I apply for a CSCS card on completion?
Yes, You can be eligible for the CSCS Blue Skilled Workers card, as long as you have completed the relevant Operative Health and Safety Test within 2 years of applying for the card. Please contact Workforce Skills Support for further CSCS Experienced and Trainee card information.
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