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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
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
NOCN 0300 999 1177
QFI 07710 427643
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.