Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinging / Signalling

Type Level 2 NVQ Diploma Entry Requirements Candidates must be over the age of 19, and already hold a position as a Lifting Operator in the construction industry. Duration No fixed duration.

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This course is ideal for those looking to build on their controlling lifting operations skills. Created for individuals already working as a lifting operator in the construction industry, this qualification opens the opportunity for progression opportunities, including supervisory and management qualifications.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for experienced Slinger Signallers who are working in the construction industry.

How is it assessed?

All evidence and assessments will be managed by the e-portfolio system - Learning Assistant.

Candidates will be assessed through a number of assessment methods. Evidence will be collated by both the assessor and the candidate through observations, professional discussions, witness testimonies and supporting documentary evidence.

Competence is proved by the assessor observing the candidate demonstrating that they carry out their normal work activities competently to the industry standard whilst complying with current legislation.

The assessor will work with the candidate to confirm that they have met the requirements of the units of the qualification.

The candidate must be assessed in a work environment - workplace evidence of skills can not be simulated.

Assessment methods used:

  • Observations
  • Witness Testimonies
  • Professional discussion
  • Site evidence
  • Photographic evidence
  • Evidence of previous learning
  • Knowledge Questions

Entry Requirements

Candidates must already be working in the construction industry as a Slinger Signaller. Candidates must also be over the age of 19 as of August this 2020.

Industry Recognition and Benefits

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations will enable the candidate to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) blue skill card (

Progression Routes

Achievement of this qualification provides opportunities to progress to further qualifications and training such as: such technical, supervisory and management qualifications.