NVQ Certificate in Port Operations Level 2

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a wide variety of Port Operations activities.


This qualification covers the skills and knowledge necessary in one or more of a wide variety of Port Operations activities, including:

  • Securing and transporting cargo
  • Moving loads and cargo by various methods
  • Handling various cargos
  • Planning and implementing a lifting plan
  • Berthing vessels
  • Handling and navigating port craft


This is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). Learners must have the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in qualification units and must present a portfolio of evidence which clearly shows they have met the assessment criteria and learning outcomes.


To aid individuals who:

  • Need recognition of their competence in one or more of a wide variety of Port Operations activities and also need a nationally recognised Level 2¬†qualification
  • Are undertaking an apprenticeship and wish to progress onto an¬†advanced apprenticeship
  • Are working in a Port Operations environment and would like to work towards a relevant Level 2 qualification
  • Have experience of Port Operations but are looking to progress their career and wish to develop new skills within the industry