SVQ Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Layer at SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Layer at SCQF level 5 covers the skills required by network construction engineers who work on the water distribution network.

The emphasis of the SVQ is on the supervisory and higher-level technical skills that candidates will use while working in water network construction. Areas covered include creating an efficient and effective work environment in utilities network construction, and excavating and maintaining holes and trenches for utilities network construction.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). This SVQ is based on the NOS set and published by the sector skills council for the sector, Energy and Utility Skills.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Candidates will gain an internationally recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully. Employers will also benefit from their employees being proficient.

As assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time candidates would need to be away from their work.

The SVQ can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is intended for employees in the water industry.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

The majority of candidates’ evidence for this SVQ must be generated from real work activities. This means that any candidate undertaking the SVQ in Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Layer at SCQF level 5 must be working in the water industry and carrying out network construction activities on a regular basis.

Progression

The SVQ in Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Layer at SCQF level 5 could provide the opportunity to progress to other water-related SVQs at SCQF levels 5 and 6. Successful completion of the qualification could also open up more employment opportunities and career prospects in the sector.

Approval

This qualification is part of a Qualification Partnership Agreement.

Centres interested in offering this qualification require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

How to assess

For general information on how to assess this qualification, please refer to the document Guidance on how to assess SVQs.  For detailed guidance on how to assess this particular SVQ, please refer to the assessment strategy.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Layer at SCQF level 5 consists of 9 mandatory units. Candidates following the Service Layer (Distribution) route must complete an additional mandatory unit.

Group Award Code: GL8M 22

The qualification structure also includes additional units. Candidates may complete any of the additional units; however, they do not contribute to the achievement of the full SVQ.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure.

Qualification structure (69 KB)

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Core Skills signposting

Awarding partnership arrangements

The SVQ in Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Layer at SCQF level 5 is jointly awarded with CABWI (the Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry).

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

These qualifications are now in their lapsing period and will finish on 31/08/2018. Centres should note:

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until 31/08/2018 at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  • No candidates can be entered for the qualification
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before 31/08/2018

GA1T 22 SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Servicelaying (Distribution) at SCQF level 5 (48 KB)

GA1V 22 SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Servicelaying (Self Lay) at SCQF level 5 (68 KB)

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Awarding partnership arrangements

This award is jointly awarded with CABWI Awarding Body.

Modern Apprenticeship

This qualification is also part of the Water Industries L2.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Title/Download Level Publication Code Edition
Network Construction Operations (Water) levels 2 and 3 (2 MB) 2 and 3 DB6007 Version 1 - December 2011

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

2012 Internal assessment reports

2010 Internal assessment reports

2009 Internal assessment reports

Useful links

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