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Excavator Operations

TLM Level 3 Award in Excavator Operations / QAN ​610/3678/X
Level 3 Award of Professional Competence in understanding the principles, practice, safe use, and operation of Excavators is Ofqual regulated.

The course is designed for those who require skills and competence in the safe operation of excavators. As a vocational qualification it is aimed at those wishing to gain a new skill, to better their employment opportunities, or renewing their current qualification.



On successful completion of the course you will be receive a Nationally recognised 

Level 3 Award of Professional Competence in understanding the principles, practice, safe use, and operation of Excavators.

Course Content (inclusive but not limited to:)

  • Understand the legislation and personal duties for excavators

  • Employers and Employees duties              

  • Code of practice for excavators

  • Describe the inspection, maintenance and servicing requirements

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the safe working practices applicable to excavators

  • Describe hazards and how to reduce the potential for accidents

  • Understand safety signs and signals

  • Describe how to safely operate excavators

  • Describe the lifting, reaching and tilting functions

  • Safely manage load handling on excavators

Click here for the full course specification


8 hours guided learning - 10 hours total.
Assessment Methods: Coursework, E-assessment, Portfolio of Evidence
Competence-based assessment of coursework using a portfolio of evidence and supported by a free optional cloud-based evidence management system.


Our courses are National and can be delivered on-premises for your convenience.
​Call to arrange or to find one of our approved training centres. 

For more information or to book call 07769 920050 or send us an email.

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I would highly recommend this company to anyone military or civilian."

David, Sept 2023

"I would like to say a massive thank you to both Mike and Stan at Lewes Training Centre for providing a very professional and informative course. 
I would highly recommend Lewes Training to all thinking of qualifying in this field."

Oliver, Oct 2023

"My instructor Stan Lawrence, was amazing and very helpful during my tuition and should be commended for his work. Mike's admin for the course was
efficient and done with really amazing pace. Thanks so much for this week, it has been amazing."

Malcolm, Jan 2024

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