Level 2 NVQ in Ground Works

Level 2 NVQ in Ground Works

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The Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Ground Works will allow you to gain information and skills in zones such as general health, safety and welfare within the working environment. Learners will be specialised in establishing work area protection and safety, segregating the area, placing and finishing non-specialist concrete, installing drainage, reinstating ground condition, placing and compacting concrete, erecting and dismantling access/working platforms and many more practical skills required within the workplace

This qualification consists of:

  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • Workplace health, safety and welfare in ground works operations
  • operate a powered tool and equipment in ground works operations
  • Utility location and avoidance in ground works operations
  • Prepare for and carry out ground works operations
  • Installing drainage in ground works operations
  • Laying kerbs and channels in ground works operations
  • Laying modular paving in ground works operations 
  • Lay and finish concrete in ground works operations
  • Working in confined spaces in ground works operations
  • Providing shoring support in ground works operations
  • Installing shallow pipelines in ground works operations
  • Conform to productive work practices in ground works operations

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About Ground Works

The qualification is perfect for those who are in work and are seeking out for acknowledgment of their previous skills and experience in their chosen industry. Learners can develop on their skills and understanding of the trade when achieving this qualification. Throughout the NVQ students will be able to provide evidence of their industrial practices and experience in the workplace. The qualification will give learners a foundation to advance and progress within the industry.

The essential goal of this qualification is to affirm the learner’s occupational competence within Ground Works as a skilled workerAccomplishing this work-related, competence-based qualification will reassure to potential employers, industry supervisors and managers that learners have the skills, understanding and knowledge that is required to meet the national standard of Ground Works.

The qualification is assessed through a portfolio that consists of evidence that learners have completed tasks at work, evidence such as; observations, professional discussions, witness testimony, supporting documents and photographs . The assessor can work nearby the learner to confirm that they have met the guidelines of the qualification and they are competent in their job role.

The learner will be observed and assessed by the assessor as they carry out their day to day tasks. Learners are required to display that they can carry out trade activities competently and to the industry standard which they can comply with current legislation and company procedures. The assessment procedure will guarantee that the learner can successfully complete tasks that they have been allocate as well as being able to understand instructions and direction. They will demonstrate that they can select correct supplies for the assignment and display that they can complete assignments inside the given timescales and specifications.


  • Complete an NVQ Level 2 to be eligible for a Blue CSCS Card in Ground Works
  • Instantly qualify and start earning more money on-site
  • Assure potential employers of your competence in the skilled trade

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is appropriate for:

  • Employed individuals who wish to improve their career prospects
  • Individuals who aim to start their own business
  • Students with a part time job that allows them to gain the necessary skills in the work environment
  • Full time or Part time study

Learners are not required to have any specific skills, understanding or other qualifications before starting this NVQ.

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