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Piling operations

The suite contains National Occupational Standards (NOS) related to:

  • Piling attendant
  • Piling rig operator
  • Specialist piling operative (piling chargehand, mud operative, tremie operative).

You can view individual standards on the NOS database , or by 


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CITB manages the structures for vocational qualifications. We base the content for these structures on the relevant National Occupational Standards.

The structures are approved by employers and industry stakeholders. Training organisations base their courses on the structures.

See the current recommended qualification structure and national vocational qualification structure for this occupational area.

Recommended qualification structures

Recommended Qualification Structure for Piling attendant (Construction) Level 2 v3 (PDF 24KB)

2018 Recommended Qualification Structure for Piling operations (Construction) Level 3 v2 (PDF 32KB)

Structures for NVQs/SVQ

NVQ Diploma in Piling operations (Construction) Level 2 (PDF 27KB)

You can view individual standards on the NOS database , or by 

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