High quality e-learning study materials and mock exams.
Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
Benefits of applying TOTUM Discount Card.
Recognised Accredited Qualification.
Excellent customer service and administrative support.
Who Is This Course Aimed at?
  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Engineering professionals
  • Construction professionals
Entry Requirements
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
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.


Option 1 - Quality Licence Scheme Certification

At the Completion of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Certification Fee (Printed Quality Licence Scheme Certificate) - £59


Option 2 – CPD Accredited Certificate

Learners who complete the course successful will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate.

Certification Fee (E Certificate/ PDF Copy) - £29

Certification Fee (Printed Certificate/ Hard Copy) - £39

Course Code: QLS-04532
Awarding body (Accreditation)

Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Quality Licence Scheme 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, Quality Licence Scheme also offers qualifications for all ages and abilities all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Progression and Career Path Once you successfully completed the Level 4 Diploma in Excavation and Trenching, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this completion you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.
  • Civil 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
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
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

01. Stackable Trench Boxes
Stackable Trench Boxes
02. Competent Person
Competent Person
03. Personnel Protection Systems
Personnel Protection Systems
04. Excavation
05. Commonly Found Hazards
Commonly Found Hazards
06. Soil Classification And Identification
Soil Classification and Identification
07. Protective System Requirements
Protective System Requirements
08. Shoring Systems
Shoring Systems
09. Protection Of Employees In Excavations
Protection of Employees in Excavations
10. Shielding
11. Inspections
12. Excavation And Confined Space Hazards
Excavation and Confined Space Hazards
13. Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres
Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres
14. One-Call Center Or Bluestakes
One-call Center or Bluestakes
15. General Gas Safety
General Gas Safety
16. Soil Classification Section
Soil Classification Section
17. Daily Excavation Checklist Example
Daily Excavation Checklist Example
18. Handling An Osha Inspection
Handling an OSHA Inspection
19. Osha Inspection Report Example
OSHA Inspection Report Example
20. Ladder Safety Section
Ladder Safety Section
21. Confined Space Section
Confined Space Section
22. Confined Space
Confined Space
23. Permitted Confined Space Entry Program
Permitted Confined Space Entry Program
24. Confined Space Duties
Confined Space Duties
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief – Diploma In Excavation & Trenching Level 4
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Level 4 Assignment Submission – Quality Licence Scheme


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