NPA Water Operations

NPA Water Operations

The National Progression Awards (NPAs) in Water Operations: an Introduction (SCQF level 5) and Water Operations (SCQF level 6) are designed to meet the aspirations of the UK water industry, in terms of the subjects being offered and the flexibility of delivery. The NPAs can be used as technical certificates to support S/NVQ work-based learning. These qualifications are suitable for candidates who currently work in the water industry, or intend to work within the water industry, to improve their skills and knowledge.

These qualifications are available through colleges.

Why deliver this qualification

The NPAs meet the aspirations of the UK water industry, in terms of the subjects being offered and the flexibility of delivery. They are nationally recognised qualifications and can enhance career prospects. They can also be used as technical certificates to support S/NVQ work-based learning.

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

This National Progression Award is suitable for water industry employees who wish to enhance their career prospects.

Access

Access to the awards will be at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

The NPAs in Water Operations: an Introduction and Water Operations provide a progression route to the PDA/HNC in Water Operations.

The HNC offers articulation with Herriot Watt University and access to D’Montford University’s degree course in Environmental Protection.

Approval

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

How to assess

The NPA concentrates on the development of the candidate’s practical skills and therefore assessments should be focused on the application of skills and knowledge.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Structure

NPA in Water Operations: an Introduction — GE46 45

To achieve the NPA in Water Operations the following mandatory Units must be achieved:

Unit Title

Unit Code

Water Sources

H001 11

Water Industry Organisation

FY9Y 11

Water Industry Applied Science

FY9V 11

Water Industry: Environmental Issues

FY9X 11

Water Treatment

H002 11

NPA in Water Operations — GE5F 46

To achieve the NPA in Water Operations the following mandatory Units must be achieved:

Unit Title

Unit Code

Water Supply

H005 12

Water Industry Technology

H004 12

Wastewater Treatment

H003 12