NVQ L2 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller (Construction)


L2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations

Slinger / Signaller (Construction)


This qualification is:

Accredited by CITB Cskills

Entry requirements:

The minimum age requirement for this qualification is 16+; there are no further entry requirements to take this qualification. This means that you can undertake this qualification without ay previous training or qualifications in this subject area.


This is an NVQ qualification and competence can only be demonstrated in a work environmnet. On completion, other job roles could include:

- Slinger Signaller

- Lifting operative

- Lifting supervisor

- Lifting manager

Alternatively, you can progress on to the following qualification:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision



Units must be assessed in a work environment


Grant support:

Available from CITB for eligible companies


Qualification overview

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting OPerations - Slinger / Signaller qualification has been developed for delivery in a Construction and Built Environment sector working environment; which means it cannot be achieved 'off-the-job'. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work as a Slinger / Signaller within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge. Although part of an apprenticeship, this qualification is available outside of an apprenticeship where either the learner's circumstances prevent them undertaking a full apprenticeship or where their prioir skills and knowledge mean they do not require all components of the apprenticeship.

In addition, industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.


The Assessments will cover key practical skills and knowledge in these 4 mandatory units:

  • Checking and Preparing Lifting Accessories to Carry Out Lifting Operations
  • Attaching and Preparing Suspended Loads for Movement Using Lifting Accessories
  • Guiding, Positioning and Placing Suspended Loads
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare 

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