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Lifting Technician

Preparing and operating different cranes to lift and place a variety of loads in the workplace.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • programming the crane's electronic information systems
  • identifying the sequence of the lifting operations to be carried out
  • directing and guiding the movement of loads and accurately placing them using a variety of communication methods
  • attaching and securing various types of loads to a lifting hook ensuring balance, security and integrity
  • NVQ level 2 diploma in plant operations
  • NVQ level 2 diploma in controlling lifting operations
  • apprentices without level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

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