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NVQ Level 3 Plant or Machinery Maintenance Diploma

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Qualification title

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction)


Supervisory - Plant Mechanic / Construction Plant Maintenance and Repair
This NVQ is for people who want to take a step into working in plant or machinery maintenance. It’s aimed at current assistant supervisors and assistant managers who are looking to obtain a nationally recognised accreditation to prove their competency in their field of work and can help to move your career forward.

To achieve the Level 3 NVQ, candidates must complete a range of assessments, including practical assessments, written assignments, and observations of their work. The assessments are designed to test the candidate's ability to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life situations and demonstrate their competence in the workplace.

Overall, this NVQ will be a valuable qualification for anyone working in the construction industry, as it demonstrates a high level of expertise and competence in plant and machinery maintenance.


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Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete SEVEN Mandatory Units and THREE Optional Units.

Mandatory Units - complete SEVEN units

Optional Units - complete THREE units

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Frequently asked questions about the Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance - Level 3 NVQ
What is Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction)?
A Level 3 NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in Plant Maintenance (Construction) is a vocational qualification that demonstrates an individual's ability to carry out maintenance work on plant machinery used in the construction industry. It is a qualification that assesses the practical skills and knowledge of an individual in this field.
What kind of plant machinery is covered under this qualification?
This qualification covers a range of plant machinery used in the construction industry, including excavators, bulldozers, cranes, backhoes, dump trucks, loaders, and other types of heavy machinery.
What are the entry requirements for a Level 3 NVQ in Plant or Machinery Maintenance?
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but candidates must have a basic understanding of plant maintenance and have experience working with plant machinery in the construction industry.
How is the qualification assessed?
The qualification is assessed through a combination of on-the-job practical assessments, observations, and written assignments. Candidates will be assessed by a qualified assessor who will visit them at their workplace and observe them carrying out tasks and activities related to plant maintenance.
What are the benefits of achieving this qualification?
Achieving this qualification can lead to better job opportunities and career progression in the construction industry. It demonstrates an individual's ability to carry out maintenance work on plant machinery, which is an essential skill in the industry. Additionally, it can lead to increased confidence and job satisfaction.
Can I apply for a CSCS card on completion
Yes, You can be eligible for the CSCS Skilled Worker card, as long as you have completed the specified Health and Safety Test within 2 years of applying for the card.
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