Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694

Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE
Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694
Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694

Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE


NVQ Training

NVQ training (National Vocational Qualification) is a work-based qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. The candidate needs to demonstrate and prove their competency within their chosen role or career path and have at least 6 months experience.

Turn Your Red Card To Blue.

Gaining the relevant S/NVQ will allow you to progress through the CPCS and NPORS/CSCS scheme. Enabling candidates to replace “Red Trained Operator card” with the “Blue Competent Operator card”. However, this needs to be carried out within the 2 year life of the card.

As an approved centre, Vally Plant Training are able to offer the S/NVQ qualifications in Plant operations level 2, site supervisor level 3 and the management of lifting operations level 5. Furthermore, we are also an SQA National Qualification approved centre.

The timescale required to complete the S/NVQ varies from 1 day to 10 weeks, during which time you will have the time to gather the relevant evidence required to achieve the relevant S/NVQ.


OSAT (On Site Assessment And Training) – Workplace evidence is the primary source for demonstrating the candidate’s ability to meet the National Occupational Standards for skilled workers at the NVQ Level required. Evidence can include:

  • Observation of performance by Vally Plant Training’s assessor in your workplace
  • Witness testimony by an expert witness
  • Professional discussion with the assessor

All of these methods are mandated and are in addition to other forms of evidence.
Any submitted evidence must support the candidate’s demonstration of skills, knowledge and understanding attained through performance in the workplace for at least 6 months.


Observation of the candidate‘s performance using the machine in the workplace producing the outcome of work

Witness Statement

The witness must know the candidate and have a full familiarity of the work or activity identified in the testimony, be in a supervisory or mentor position and have a thorough understanding of the plant and application of work that the testimony relates to.

Professional Discussion

The candidate conducts a 1-to-1 discussion along with an assessor, during which they discuss how they have met the required relevant standards. Discussing both the work they have undertaken and the working methods used to carry out the work.

Free NVQs in Plant Operations for CITB Registered Companies

Vally Plant Training are a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO). This will enable CITB registered companies to claim back £600 on completion of this level 2 qualification through the Short Period Qualification Grants scheme.


Yes, all of our Level 2 plant operation are priced at £595+VAT.

If you are a CITB registered company you can claim back £600 from the CITB Levy Scheme on completion of the qualification. This means that these Level 2 NVQs are 100% free to Levy paying companies.


Cost of the S/NVQ
Level 2 NVQ's

Level 2 NVQ in plant operations

Read More Level 2 >

Level 3 NVQ's

Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational work supervision
Read More Level 3 >

Level 4 NVQ's

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations
Read More Level 4>

Level 5 NVQ's

Level 5 NVQ Diploma Planning lifting operations (AP)
Read More Level 5 >

Level 6 NVQ's

Level 6 NVQ Diploma Construction site management: General

Read More Level 6>

Discounts available for multiple bookings

Your red CPCS or NPORS card can be extended for a year, providing that you are registered for NVQ training. To register you we require a 50% deposit and the remainder paid before the site visit, within the year extension. You will get your registration number to give to CPCS to enable this 1 year extension.