NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations & Planning Lifts – Appointed Person

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What is the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations & Planning Lifts – Appointed Person?

The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations is one of the most popular NVQs that we offer and will help candidates demonstrate their knowledge and skills in relation to lifting operations and developing and maintaining good working relationships.

This NVQ has been put together for those who are already working in the lifting operations industry and are planning and controlling lifts as an Appointed Person, as part of their day-to-day responsibilities. To find out if this NVQ is suitable for you, please get in touch.

There are no formal entry requirements in terms of qualifications, however, you must be working as an Appointed Person (AP) within the lifting industry.

Who is the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations & Planning Lifts – Appointed Person Suitable For?

The NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations is suitable for those working in the Lifting Operations industry planning and controlling lifts.

What are the key responsibilities of an Appointed Person within lifting operations?

By UK law, all lifting operations must have an Appointed Person. You may also see them referred to as a competent person, but appointed person is the preferred term in lifting operations. The AP is responsible for the execution and safety of the lifting operation, and their job typically involves:

  • Planning all lifting operations on site
  • Approving all relevant risk assessments
  • Providing instructions to other employees where necessary
  • Supervising all aspects of the lifting operation where possible
  • Consulting with all relevant authorities
  • Ensuring that the work is carried out safely

How can obtaining this qualification benefit individuals and organisations involved in lifting operations?

For individuals, obtaining the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations will allow them to gain an industry-recognised qualification once they have gained their A61 Appointed Person CPCS card or equivalent. Once they have obtained the NVQ, they will see an increase in their earning potential and will be able to access the blue card.

At an organisation-wide level, the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations demonstrates your businesses’ commitment to personal and professional development. It also signals a high level of knowledge and competency amongst your team members. Plus, they will be completing the qualification as they work – leading to less downtime. The Level 4 in Controlling Lifting Operations – Crane Supervisor can be added as an extra unit to this NVQ.

What's Included in the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations & Planning Lifts – Appointed Person?

Delivery Method


Course Duration

Completion in 8 – 12 weeks, providing you have the time.

Course Content

To achieve the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations & Planning Lifts – Appointed Person, there are 7 mandatory units.


Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships


Planning Lifting Activities Using Cranes and/or Lifting Equipment


Planning and Establishing Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Systems


Planning Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements


Evaluating and Selecting Work Methods to Meet Project Requirements


Planning the Preparation of the Site for the Project or Operation


Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery


  • The assessor will support you in completing your portfolio
  • Evidence includes a Witness Testimony and relevant site and H&S documentation
  • Completion in 8 – 12 weeks, providing you have the time
  • Write or record answers to knowledge units via a discussion


Your CITB recognised certificate will be emailed to you upon completion and you can apply for your Blue CPCS card. Before applying for your card, ensure that your Health, Safety and Environment Test is up to date, you can book here: Pearson VUE – CITB link


  • Demonstrates commitment to personal and professional development
  • Increased earning potential
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competence to an industry standard
  • Access to the Blue CPCS card


There are no formal entry requirements in terms of qualifications, however, you must be working in the industry. Before you are accepted on to this course you will be required to complete a Skill Scan. If you are accepted you will also need to provide photographic ID.

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