The Red CPCS Trained Operator Card is valid for 2 years. In this time card holders are required to achieve the relevant SVQ Award in order to upgrade to the Blue Competent Operator Card. Blue cards last for 5 years.
This programme is aimed at individuals who hold a Red CPCS Trained Operator Card and need to achieve the relevant SQA Award in order to convert to a Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card. For those who don't follow the CPCS scheme, the qualification can be undertaken to underpin their competency in the job role.
Qualification Title: Level 2 National/Scottish Vocational Qualification in Plant Operations - Cranes & Specialist Lifting Plant.
To achieve the qualification candidates must gather naturally occurring work based evidence which would include some or all of the following:
On completion of the qualification certificates of achievement will be issued from the awarding body; SQA Awards. Provided the candidate has an in date operatives Health & Safety Test the Blue Competent Operator Card can then be applied for. These cards last for 5 years.
There is no set time for the assessment process to take, candidates can work towards gaining the award at their own pace.