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FINAL NOTIFICATION: Level 2 Diploma in Drilling Operations

Ref : B19-1

Type : Amendment

Date : 8 January 2019

A review has been made via the Mineral Products Qualifications Council on the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling Operations and therefore we wish to inform you of the changes as shown below.

The NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling operations (Construction) (2 pathways) (601/4994/2), has been replaced with two new Qualifications with a new Ofqual Portal reference and the following amendments will be take president as from the 1 February 2019:

NEW QUALIFICATIONS:

NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling Operations (Construction) – Land Driller (601/4994/2) is being replaced with:

  • NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Drilling Operations – Land Drilling – Lead Driller (603/3841/6) as from 1 February 2019.

NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling Operations (Construction) – Land Driller Support Operative (601/4994/2) is being replaced with:

  • NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Drilling Operations – Land Drilling – Support Operative (603/3841/6) as from 1 February 2019.

Please note:
‘NVQ’ has been removed from the new titles of the qualifications, as directed by the Mineral Products Qualifications Council, and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) have agreed to accept this. The qualification will remain a competency based qualification and the usual rules will apply.

There are changes to the mandatory and optional units for all pathways with new units for the new qualifications.

The existing qualification, NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Driller Operations (Construction) (601/4994/2) with its two pathways will close for registration on 31 January 2019 and the Achievement and Certification expiry dates will be run out for an additional three years to allow anyone previously registered to achieve and be certificated before the old qualification is officially withdrawn.

The new qualifications above will be available from 1 February 2019 for centres to register their learners.

Quartz web, Website and Skillsfile will be updated accordingly and the qualification structure is attached for the NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Drilling Operations with the two new pathways – Land Drilling – Lead Driller and Land Drilling – Support Operative, showing the changes.

If you have any questions please contact your dedicated customer co-ordinator on:

0300 999 1177 (select option 2).

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