Slinger Signaller N/SVQ


The Red CPCS Trained Operator Card is valid for 2 years. In this time card holders are required to achieve the relevant SQA Award in order to upgrade to the Blue Competent Operator Card. Blue cards last for 5 years.

Target Delegates

This programme is aimed at individuals who are currently slinging lifts in the work place. The N/SVQ is a mandatory part of the CPCS scheme and must be completed to upgrade to the competent operator card. For those who don't want to follow the CPCS scheme, the qualification can be undertaken to underpin their competency in the role of Slinger/Signaller.

The Qualification

Qualification Title: Level 2 National/Scottish Vocational Qualification in Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller (Construction).

Achieving the qualification

To achieve the qualification candidates must gather naturally occurring evidence which would include some or all of the following:

  • Customer correspondence, enquiry & site visit request forms.
  • Method Statements/Risk Assessments, Job Sheets, Time Sheets, Proof of hire.
  • Copies of CPCS Card and any relevant training certificates.
  • Any other documentation which is agreed as valid by the  assessor and candidate.



On completion of the qualification certificates of achievement will be issued from the awarding body; SQA Awards. Provided the candidate has and 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.

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