The NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Planning Lifts (A61 Appointed Person) has been developed for existing Appointed Persons Practitioners within the construction industry.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your competency in planning, evaluating, developing and maintaining all lifting activities on a live construction site, without attending to any training in formal classrooms or workshops settings.

NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Planning Lifts – Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a CPCS A61 Lifting Operations Appointed Person Course and a valid Red CPCS Card are required pre-requisites for this course. Experience in planning and management of lifting operations are also essential to achieving this qualification.

Prospective candidates must be able to demonstrate they can meet the requirements of this qualification before registration through our Initial Assessment process. Experience in Planning and Management of Lifting Operations on site is required to be able to complete your assessment.

How to achieve

Your assessment will be carried out via on-site assessment at your workplace, on a live site by one of our specialist NVQ Assessor(s). The number of the site visits and interactions with your allocated assessor depends on your motivation, availability, and experience. The entire process will be coordinated by using a variety of communication methods and evidence collection processes, to suit the individual learner needs.

Qualification Structure

Mandatory Units Group (All units must be completed)

  1. Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
  2. Evaluating and selecting work methods to meet project or operational requirements in the workplace
  3. Identifying, allocating and planning the deployment and use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace
  4. Planning activities and resources to meet work requirements in the workplace
  5. Planning and establishing health, safety and welfare environmental systems for lifting operations in the workplace
  6. Planning lifting activities using cranes and/or lifting equipment in the workplace
  7. Planning the preparation of the site for the project or operation in the workplace


Registered candidates will enjoy our dedicated assessor support for a period of 6 months for qualifications at levels 2 – 5, and up to 12 months for qualifications levels 6 – 7. However, most candidates complete this programme within 4-6 months, depending on the motivation and availability of the learner.

What’s included in our Fee

Successful candidates will be awarded a ProQual Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts (Construction) qualification which in conjunction with passing a CITB HS&E Test for Managers and Professionals (MAP) within last 2 years’ of applying, will lead to a Blue Appointed Person CPCS Card.


This programme may be eligible for a CITB Qualification Grant if you are a CITB Levy Registered Employer.

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NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Planning Lifts (A61 Appointed Person)

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£1,700.00 + VAT

  • Duration3- 6 Months
  • LocationOn-Site
  • LevelAppointed Person
  • CITB Grants£1500.00 for CITB-Levy Registered Employers Only
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