PDA in Water Operations

PDA in Water Operations

The Professional Development Awards (PDAs) in Water Operations: Drinking Water Process; Water Operations: Waste Water Process and Water Operations: Water Distribution and Water Utilisation have been development in consultation with the water industry. The qualifications comprise of two mandatory Units, each at SCQF level 7. These PDAs provide SQA qualifications for those working in the water industry who want to improve their knowledge and understanding.

Why deliver this qualification

The PDAs in Water Operations: Drinking Water Process; Water Operations: Waste Water Process and Water Operations: Water Distribution and Water Utilisation at SCQF level 7:

  • are nationally recognised
  • can be achieved at work
  • have no formal entry requirements
  • enhance career prospects
  • are offered on a flexible learning basis either at the college or at a suitable location
  • are subsets of the HNC and can be taken individually to build towards completion of the HNC

These qualifications provide a strong foundation for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the water industry as they offer an insight into the different industry job roles and allow a degree of practical application.

Who does this qualification suit

  • Water industry employees
  • Candidates with appropriate work experience
  • Candidates holding a relevant S/NVQ or equivalent

Progression

The PDAs are subsets of the HNC in Water Operations (G979 15) and so can build towards the completion of this HNC; alternatively the PDAs can provide the development of knowledge and skills for those currently employed in the water industry and who require additional training or are looking to move into another aspect of the water industry.

Approval

Information regarding the approval process is available from SQA’s Business Development team.

How to assess

Assessment has been designed to allow candidates to enhance their own practice, and the use of reports and projects is crucial to this. Candidates should reflect on their own practice and that of the organisation in order to critically evaluate themselves and allow them to apply what they have learned to improve activities in the organisation.

Each Unit is assessed separately and uses a combination of methods such as project work, case studies, structured response questions and restricted response questions.

Where can you take this course?

Structure

Water Operations: Drinking Water Process — G9PC 47

To achieve the level 7 PDA in Water Operations: Drinking Water Process, the following mandatory Units must be achieved:

Unit Title

Unit Code

Water Operations: Water Quality Management  (1.5 SQA credits)

F53R 34

Water Operations: Water Treatment Processes (1.5 SQA credits)

F53T 34

 

Water Operations: Waste Water Process — G9P9 47

To achieve the level 7 PDA in Water Operations: Waste Water Process, the following mandatory Units must be achieved:

Unit Title

Unit Code

Water Operations: Water Quality Management (1.5 SQA credits)

F53R34

Water Operations: Waste Water Treatment Process (1.5 SQA credits)

F53M34

 

Water Operations: Water Distribution and Water Utilisation — G9PA 47

To achieve the level 7 PDA in Water Operations: Water Distribution and Water Utilisation, the following mandatory Units must be achieved:

Unit Title

Unit Code

Water Operations: Water Distribution (1.5 SQA credits)

F53N34

Water Operations: Water Utilisation (1.0 SQA credits)

F7NE34