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Container Handlers Level 2 NVQ

At the construction site, there is a consistent demand for container handlers. These operators make use of different types of load lifting cranes and other equipment to lift and move containers from one position to another. The skills are tested by authorities via NVQ Level 2 Container Handlers course and testing system.

The operators have the best opportunities to work as crane operators for handling forklifts cranes and other types of cranes and lifting equipment. The operators who are skilled and experienced are generally offered with high pay scales. He can apply for job positions at the construction site and also at other places where these types of lifting cranes and equipment are used.

What is this?

The CPCS course is designed to help the candidate develop his skills and knowledge of performing various types of load lifting tasks at the work site. The candidate will have to undergo the learning lesson and practical training session for proving his skills with performing the tasks under challenging conditions as well.

Operating such equipment requires candidates with proven excellence with different types of cranes and forklifts. He has to develop his skills for handling this equipment and machines for completing the job as per specifications by his superiors.

This means that the candidate should hold his basic knowledge and skills to follow instructions and to perform the task of moving loads under difficult conditions.

Why it is required?

When undergoing this course and training, the candidate will be exposed to different types of work conditions and challenges that he will have to learn to overcome on the basis of his knowledge and learning abilities. The candidate will have to demonstrate his skills to prove his competency and understanding of handling cranes and specialized equipment.

The candidate via the training program will be tested for his performance and skills as per the set CPCS and CITB standards. In order to be eligible for certification, the candidate will have to prove his knowledge by selecting optional and mandatory units as per his area of expertise.

During the course duration, the candidate will develop his learning skills on the basis of requirements under the optional and mandatory units to help him score the minimum required credit points for being qualified.

He has to learn the skill for transferring load from one point to another at the workplace, moving containers, preparing the excavator cranes for moving and transferring loads, and much more.


As per the CPCS authorities, the course is mandatory for any candidate who wants to apply for a job position at the professional level. The candidate will have to prove his eligibility under the safety and health welfare and Mandatory units.

At the entry level, the candidate does not have to provide with a record of any type of formal crane operator training, but in order to upgrade as a professional operator, he will have to provide with evidence related to his Red CPCS card and level 1 NVQ certification.

The experienced candidate will also have to provide with details related to his work experience for a minimum of six months in the relevant field at the construction work site.

How to apply?

The candidate is expected to apply for registration for the course via the online platform (CITB or CPCS) authorities. The candidate can log on to www.constructionhelpline.com, which is a professional service that helps the candidate appear for construction NVQ training course and test.

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