Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations (Construction)

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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations (Construction) structure below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

Min Credits : 44

To achieve the qualification candidates must complete the three Mandatory units for all of the Pathways plus the required Mandatory Units from one of the Pathways. Candidates may undertake the Additional Units relevant to their choice of pathway, but these will not count towards the qualification.

MANDATORY UNITS for all pathways

Title Level More Info
Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace 1
Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace 2
Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace 2



Pathway 1 – Hand Miner
Pathway 2 – Shaft Miner
Pathway 3 – Tunnelling Machine Operator
Pathway 4 – Machine Tunnelling Operative
Pathway 5 – Spoil Removal Conveyor Operative
Pathway 6 – Tunnelling Operative
Pathway 7 – Tunnel Fitter’s or Tunnel Electrician’s Mate
Pathway 8 – Sprayed Concrete Lining Tunnelling Nozzleman
Pathway 9 – Pipejacking or Micro-Tunnelling Operative
Pathway 10 – Separation Plant Operative
Pathway 11 – Tunnel Transport Operator

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