SVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
1 year SVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations Certificate

Course Summary

The SVQs in Controlling Lifting Operations (Construction) have been developed by Construction Skills and are intended for people in Plant Operations of the Construction Industry or related sectors.

The course consists of:

  • Develop and Maintain Good Working Relationships
  • Plan Lifting Activities
  • Plan and Establish Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Systems for Lifting Operations
  • Plan Work Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements
  • Evaluate and Select Work Methods
  • Plan the Preparation of the Site for the Project
  • Identify, Allocate and Plan the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery

Candidates that follow this path should be advised to undertake a formal training
course and assessment for whichever route they choose to follow. This will lead to
them being able to gain an industrial recognised skills card, either CPCS or NPORS
depending on which course they take.

On successful completion of the SVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations course, candidates will receive a SVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations Certificate.

Who is it for?

These people may be working in one of the following roles: appointed person, lift supervisor or slinger/signaller.

You will need

Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE equipment to this course.

Your skill level

In order to complete this course, candidates must have passed SVQ Level 3 Controlling Lifting Operations (Construction).


Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone.  Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking space available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B&B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am  I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all.  A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards.  Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.

Why is the SCQF shown on the certificate?

The SCQF is used in Scotland’s schools, colleges and universities and employers are becoming more aware of the SCQF. With more and more qualifications being placed in the Framework, it is therefore appropriate to include SCQF information on learners’ certificates.

Knowing your SCQF information can help you make decisions about what to do next. It also helps colleges and universities make decisions about entry or progression. For example, some universities and other higher education institutions give credit transfer for HNCs and HNDs onto the second or third year of a degree programme.

How do I work out the total SCQF credits I have?

On your Scottish Qualifications Certificate there’s a profile page that gives you a breakdown of all the credit points you have gained and their SCQF levels.

Does the SCQF make a difference to my exam results?

No, the SCQF has no effect on exam results. Level and credit are gained when you achieve individual Units and external assessments. The grading you get in an exam does not affect the SCQF level. Please see the above question above ‘Why do grades A, B, C and D get the same number of credit points in National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher and Intermediate 1 and 2?’.

What is the SCQF?

The SCQF helps people understand Scottish qualifications. It provides a way of talking about, and comparing, qualifications. This will help people make better choices about learning and help them progress.

The SCQF brings together all the mainstream Scottish qualifications. It gives them credit points, which show how much learning has been achieved, and a level, which shows how demanding the learning is.

What does the SCQF do?

There are many different qualifications – Nationals, Highers, SVQs, HNC/HNDs, degrees – and the SCQF is a way of showing how they relate to one another.

Another reason for introducing the SCQF was to support progression or movement between different qualifications. Learners often have to start from scratch when they move job or start a new qualification, and the SCQF makes it much easier for learning and training providers to recognise what has already been achieved and to give learners ?credit’ for this. It also helps people to understand the different routes they can take to acquire new skills and qualifications.

Who developed the SCQF?

The SCQF is managed by a partnership of SQA, the higher education sector (working through the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), Colleges Scotland and Universities Scotland), and the Scottish Government. An industry representative also sits on the SCQF Board. However, a much wider range of stakeholders have overseen the SCQF’s development, including Skills Development Scotland, LearnDirect Scotland, the Confederation of British Industry, Confederation of Scotland’s Local Authorities (COSLA), Federation of Small Businesses, Education Scotland and Communities Scotland.