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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 recognised 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.


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).

Course Code: QLS-04878

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.

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 00:00:00
02. Competent Person
Competent Person 00:00:00
03. Personnel Protection Systems
Personnel Protection Systems 00:00:00
04. Excavation
Excavation 00:00:00
05. Commonly Found Hazards
Commonly Found Hazards 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief I – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
06. Soil Classification And Identification
Soil Classification and Identification 00:00:00
07. Protective System Requirements
Protective System Requirements 00:00:00
08. Shoring Systems
Shoring Systems 00:00:00
09. Protection Of Employees In Excavations
Protection of Employees in Excavations 00:00:00
10. Shielding
Shielding 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief II – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
11. Inspections
Inspections 00:00:00
12. Excavation And Confined Space Hazards
Excavation and Confined Space Hazards 00:00:00
13. Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres
Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres 00:00:00
14. One-Call Center Or Bluestakes
One-call Center or Bluestakes 00:00:00
15. General Gas Safety
General Gas Safety 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief III – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
16. Soil Classification Section
Soil Classification Section 00:00:00
17. Daily Excavation Checklist Example
Daily Excavation Checklist Example 00:00:00
18. Handling An Osha Inspection
Handling an OSHA Inspection 00:00:00
19. Osha Inspection Report Example
OSHA Inspection Report Example 00:00:00
20. Ladder Safety Section
Ladder Safety Section 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief IV – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
21. Confined Space Section
Confined Space Section 00:00:00
22. Confined Space
Confined Space 00:00:00
23. Permitted Confined Space Entry Program
Permitted Confined Space Entry Program 00:00:00
24. Confined Space Duties
Confined Space Duties 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief V – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Assignment Submission – Excavation & Trenching Level 4 00:00:00


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    I was given the necessary information that made it easier for to decide on this excavation and trenching diploma. The course was in-depth and exactly what I was looking for. I believe that the knowledge I gained through this course can be applied in my job role.

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