Course Description

Diploma In Excavation & Trenching - Level 4

Diploma In Excavation & Trenching - Level 4 is a course run by South London College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 12 Guided Learning Hours. Diploma In Excavation & Trenching - Level 4 gives a Course Qualification of Diploma. For more information about Diploma In Excavation & Trenching - Level 4 at South London College, please review the details below.

Diploma In Excavation & Trenching – Level 4 (Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standards )

Excavation and trenching are the procedures of digging up and creating excavations in the ground for various purposes. It can be dug up either to install underground infrastructure or to excavate ancient ruins. Either ways, excavation and trenching procedures are risky activities that could turn fatal, which is why South London College has developed this Diploma in Excavation and Trenching – Level 4 (USA Standards) to equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills needed to embark on a related career.

This course will extensively educate you on the excavation facts, personal protection systems and excavation and trenching guidelines that has to be followed while digging up the excavations. Since excavation and trenching is highly risky, it is vital for you to be aware of the excavation, trenching and confined space hazards. Therefore, this program has also included a few modules that will focus on this aspect, along with an insight into the irritant (corrosive) atmosphere and soil classification.

The OSHA report that has to be followed by every employers will also be presented through this course, after which you will learn how to successfully handle an OSHA inspection. This course will also explain you about ladder safety, confined space safety, confined space entry program, confined space entry permit and confined space duties and responsibilities and hence, is ideal for anyone wishing to get into or progress within civil engineering or archeology.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales.

Course Curriculum
01. Stackable Trench Boxes
02. Competent Person
03. Personnel Protection Systems
04. Excavation
05. Commonly Found Hazards
06. Soil Classification And Identification
07. Protective System Requirements
08. Shoring Systems
09. Protection Of Employees In Excavations
10. Shielding
11. Inspections
12. Excavation And Confined Space Hazards
13. Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres
14. One-Call Center Or Bluestakes
15. General Gas Safety
16. Soil Classification Section
17. Daily Excavation Checklist Example
18. Handling An Osha Inspection
19. Osha Inspection Report Example
20. Ladder Safety Section
21. Confined Space Section
22. Confined Space
23. Permitted Confined Space Entry Program
24. Confined Space Duties

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

Job seekers
Engineering professionals
Construction professionals

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Excavation and Trenching – Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Other benefits

Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
Save time and money on travel
Learn at your convenience and leisure
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25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
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Training ProviderSouth London College
Course LocationDublin
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationDiploma
Course Duration12 Guided Learning Hours
Course Fee199
Entry RequirementsLearners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT. A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
Carear PathCivil Engineer - £30,742 per annum Construction Manager - £41,348 per annum Civil Design Engineer - £28,887 per annum Construction Foreman - £14.32 per hour Engineering Supervisor Other jobs you can get Structural Engineer Project Engineer
Phone+44 203 884 3001
Course CodeQLS-04878
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35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, Dublin, United Kingdom. Eircode: EC4M 7JN

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