(NVQ) National Vocational Qualification 2021-01-25T08:47:15+00:00

(NVQ) National Vocational Qualifications: Red to Blue CPCS Cards

Red to Blue CPCS Cards

When you complete a CPCS course, you are issued with a Red Trained Operative card which is valid for 2 years. To upgrade from a CPCS Red card to a Blue card, you will need to have achieved the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test within the last two years and complete a relevant National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). You will have 2 years from when you are issued a Red card to enrol onto an NVQ course. You may then apply for a Red card 12 month extension to complete the course if required and obtain a CPCS NVQ Blue card.

What Are NVQs?

National Vocational Qualifications are portfolio based qualifications which require you to demonstrate your theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding through written examples, observations, witness testimonies and questioning. During your induction your assessor will explain what information is required to complete your portfolio and it is your responsibility to collect the evidence required, complete the written documentation and book in your site observations. All of these factors will prove that you are experienced and competent in carrying out work on the topics you have worked on in your vocational course.

Once your portfolio is completed you can then apply for your Blue Competent Operator card through CITB

NVQ Programmes At Emerson:

We offer a number of different National Vocational Qualification courses that will undoubtedly provide you with a solid basis in the crane industry. The options we offer are listed below:

Level 2

  • Slinger Signaller
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Compact Crane Operator
  • Forward Tipping Dumper
  • Telescopic Handler
  • Lorry Loader
  • Excavator

Level 4

  • Crane Supervision

Level 5

  • Appointed Person

If you would like to find out any additional information on our National Vocational Qualification courses do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team here at Emerson here.

Course Details & Booking


Level  2 – £750 + VAT
Level 4 – £880 + VAT
Level 5 – £1250 + VAT