The Level 2 NVQ Diploma consists of 11 Units:

Mandatory Units

  • Conforming To General Health, Safety And Welfare
  • Conforming To Productive Working Practices
  • Moving Handling And Storing Resources
  • Establishing Work Area Protection And Safety
  • Reshaping Using Hand Sawing Techniques
  • Forming Drill Holes Or Core In The Structural Fabric
  • Forming Saw Cuts In Structural Fabric Material

Optional Units

  • Carrying out concrete bursting operations
  • Carrying out concrete crushing operations
  • Carrying out wire sawing of concrete
  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms

A Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Diamond Drilling and Sawing can be achieved through one of the following routes:

On Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) Summary

This route enables candidates to develop skills and knowledge in Diamond Drilling and Sawing. This route is linked to apprenticeships and trained operatives.

Who this route is for?

It is suitable for anyone who is aged 19 or over and has worked in the diamond drilling and sawing trade for a number of years.

What does this route entail?

An assessor will observe the operative on-site to assess how they execute the different aspects of their job that are relevant to the NVQ. The assessor may consider training courses for the operative to attend if required.


This route is based around the assessor gaining access to the operative to observe them on-site.

Experienced Worker (EWPA) Summary

EWPA offers experienced operatives a way of achieving a qualification through simulation.

Who this route is for?

It is available to experienced workers who do not require any further training and has a minimum of 2 years’ experience in drilling and sawing.

What does this route entail?

This route normally consists of the operative attending an off-site location to have their skills and knowledge assessed. A recorded discussion and job knowledge question session are the standard methods undertaken to assess the operative’s occupational knowledge and understanding.


1-2 Days

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