The NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 1 Award in Simulated Plant Operations qualification has been developed for achievement in a simulated environment enabling the learner to demonstrate and recognise their skills, knowledge and understanding of simulated plant operations.
The learner will be assessed against a set of performance criteria through simulated exercises.
PLEASE NOTE: Details of the assessment tasks and requirements can be found in the Simulated Plant – Assessment Guidance and Forms available on My NOCN.
The learner will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with the learner and help the learner complete the Qualification.
The qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.
The learner will learn key knowledge in the mandatory unit:
-Preparing to Operate Simulated Plant
And develop the skills required to operate one of the following items of plant in a simulated environment: (Optional Units)
-Operating a Simulated Mobile Crane
-Operating a Simulated Articulated Dump Truck
-Operating a Simulated Agricultural Tractor
-Operating a Simulated Wheel Loading Shovel
-Operating a Simulated Telehandler
-Operating a Simulated Tower Crane
-Operating a Simulated 360 Excavator
-Operating a Simulated 180 Excavator
-Operating a Simulated Crawler Tractor/Dozer
-Operating a Simulated Crawler Crane
-Operating a Simulated Demolition Adapted 360 Excavator -Materials Processing.
-Operating a Simulated Piling and Diaphragm Wall Rig
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 1 Award in Simulated Plant Operations
Total Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification: 32
Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification: 32
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On completion of the NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 1 Award in Simulated Plant Operations qualification the learner will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area.
For further details on other qualifications available in this occupational area, see our Qualification Search on the NOCN website.
The Qualification structure below, specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved/passed for the individual to be awarded the qualification.
Qualification title: NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 1 Award in Simulated Plant Operations
Total Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification: 32
An estimate of the total time it could reasonably be expected for a learner to achieve a qualification. TQT includes guided learning hours (GLH) plus an estimate of the time a learner is likely to spend in preparation, study or other learning activities as directed by but not under the immediate guidance of a lecturer, supervisor, or tutor.
Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification: 32
The time a learner spends in activities under the immediate guidance or supervision of a lecturer, supervisor, or tutor. This includes assessment if under supervision.
To achieve/pass this qualification a minimum of two units need to be attained. This comprises the one mandatory unit from the Mandatory Group and at least one of the optional units from the Optional Group, which the learner must achieve/pass.
In order to deliver and assess this qualification centres -training and assessment will require resources that meet the specification below:
-Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
-RAM : 32768MB RAM
-Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Min GTX970) @ Dedicated Memory: 8144 MB
(For multiple screen environments multiples of the above video cards may be required)
-Motion base and controllers:
-Custom provisioning by provider.
Software must be a dedicated simulator platform that utilises a physics and particle emulation system (such as nVidia’s PhysX and Flex Particle Engine or equivalent). The application should resemble, as close as possible, the interaction and movement of soil at close to granular level whilst remaining a separate entity from the machine when interacting. The same should be true of lifting operations insofar as that any cables and loads will act not as a whole unit but as distinct components down to the smallest individual level -for example, chain links should each act independently from and with one another in relation to a load as opposed to the whole chain behaving as a single unit. Software developed by companies such as CMLabs and Tenstar apply the Newtonian physics and particle approach to product development and have appropriate responses with their on-board motion bases. Software that does not make a distinction at a physics level (one that treats a chain as a single unit or earth as a singular “clump” that becomes one with the machine) will not adequately represent or simulate a real scenario.
The learner will be assessed against a set of performance criteria relevant to the plant operated.
The learner will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with the learner and help the learner complete the qualification.
The learner will be required to complete a simulated task to confirm that they can meet the performance criteria required for the qualification.
The learner must achieve/pass the mandatory unit and one optional unit within this qualification.
Assessments designed by centres must be accessible and inclusive and the assessment methodology must be appropriate for individual assessment, giving due consideration to any assessment requirements attached to individual components.
If you are a NOCN Recognised Centre and have learners with particular requirements, please see the NOCN Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Procedure found on the NOCN website at www.nocn.org.uk.
This policy gives clear guidance on the reasonable adjustments and arrangements that can be made to take account of disability or learning difficulty without compromising the assessment criteria.
The NOCN Centre Recognition process requires the centre to hold policy statements on Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Disability Discrimination which will be reviewed by NOCN. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Recognising Prior Learning is an assessment process that recognises learning that has its origins in a learner’s experience and/or previous formal and informal learning contexts. This includes knowledge and skills gained within school, college, university and outside formal learning situations such as through life, employment, apprenticeships and other work experiences.
NOCN is committed to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and has developed a policy and procedures to inform and support Centres, which is available on the NOCN website.
In order to gain and retain NOCN qualification approval status, centres must continue to meet the required standards of NOCN regarding internal management and systems, delivery staff, resources and equipment, assessment and training, internal quality assurance and external assessment arrangements. Each requirement is detailed as one of NOCN’s Approval Criteria.
For a full list of NOCN Approval Criteria, as well as further guidance and support in meeting that criteria, please refer to the NOCN Quality Assurance Manual, available on the NOCN website under the ‘Help & Support’ section.
Centre Staff Requirements
As part of the requirement to deliver this qualification, the Centre staff involved with the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of the qualification must have a demonstrable level of expertise. NOCN expects that all Tutors/Trainers, Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers are able to demonstrate that they have the relevant occupational knowledge and experience to perform their role.
Tutor/Trainer and Assessor Requirements
A Tutor/Trainer includes anyone within your Centre who is facilitating the training to learners in any environment e.g. tutor, trainer, teacher, coach, facilitator.
A Tutor is not required for NOCN_Cskills Awards NVQ qualifications, but is required for construction training diplomas.
All construction qualifications require an Assessor. For training diplomas, an individual can perform both roles of Tutor/Trainer and Assessor, where they meet the individual requirements for both. Tutors/Trainers and Assessors are not able to perform the role of the Internal Quality Assurer for cohorts where they have delivered training or assessment.
All Tutors/Trainers and Assessors must:
Any specific assessment/training requirements are detailed under the Assessment guidance and/or in the requirements section of each unit.
Internal Quality Assurer Requirements
All construction qualifications must be internally quality assured by an appropriately qualified and experienced IQA. Each Centre must have a quality system which ensures that decisions made by assessors are appropriate, consistent, fair and transparent, and that they do not discriminate any learner. The quality system must ensure the quality of the award, ensuring validity, reliability and consistency.
Further guidance regarding the requirements of a Centre’s quality system is detailed within the Quality Assurance Manual.
All Internal Quality Assurers must:
Resources and Equipment
For training diplomas, centres must have the resource available for the assessment and training requirements as set out by the relevant health and safety acts. There should be adequate provision of physical resources to support the learning and meet the requirements of the qualification/training.
Please refer to the specific resources and equipment specification for each individual training diploma.
Once recognised as a Centre, NOCN will allocate an External Quality Assurer. The External Quality Assurer will have ongoing responsibility for monitoring the Centre’s compliance with the requirements of centre recognised status.
The External Quality Assurer will make regular visits to all Centres. During these visits he/she will:
Monitor the Centre’s compliance with the Centre Recognition agreement by reviewing course documentation, meeting managers, tutors, internal quality assurers, learners and administrative staff.Verify recommendations for achievement submitted by the Centre via Quartzweb if the Centre does not hold DCS.
Refer to the NOCN Quality Assurance Manual for further information on the External Quality Assurance process.
If your centre is already recognised to offer NOCN qualifications and would like more information about this qualification, please contact: email@example.com.
Use Horizon to add this qualification to your centre.
If you are interested in offering this qualification, but are not yet a NOCN Approved Centre please see Become a Registered Centre on our website www.nocn.org.uk and complete the New Business Enquiry Form.
Min Credits : 4
Description: Learners must complete the mandatory unit in the Mandatory Group and at least one of the optional units in the Optional Group.
Min Credits : 1
Description: All learners must complete the one mandatory unit in this group.
|Preparing to Operate Simulated Plant||M/617/7138||1||Level 1|
Min Credits : 3
Description: All learners must complete at least one unit from this group.
|Operating a Simulated 180 Excavator||L/617/7146||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated 360 Excavator||J/617/7145||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Agricultural Tractor||M/617/7141||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Articulated Dump Truck||K/617/7140||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Crawler Crane||D/617/7149||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Crawler Tractor/Dozer||R/617/7147||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Demolition Adapted 360 Excavator - Materials Processing||L/618/3030||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Mobile Crane||T/617/7139||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Piling or Diaphragm Wall Rig||M/618/6647||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Telehandler||A/617/7143||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Tower Crane||F/617/7144||3||Level 1|
|Operating a Simulated Wheel Loading Shovel||T/617/7142||3||Level 1|