SVQ Network Construction Operations (Water) at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Network Construction Operations (Water) at SCQF level 6 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 carrying out risk assessments for network construction operations, ensuring your own actions aim to protect the environment, and monitoring the installation process for network construction operations.

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) at SCQF level 6 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) at SCQF level 6 could provide the opportunity to progress to other water-related SVQs at SCQF level 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) at SCQF level 6 consists of nine mandatory units and five optional units.

Group Award Code: GL8G 23

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

Qualification structure (80 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) at SCQF level 6 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

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 the CABWI Awarding Body.

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

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