SVQ Formwork (Construction) at SCQF level 5

SVQ Formwork (Construction) at SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Formwork (Construction) at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as general workplace health, safety and welfare; productive work practices; and fabricating and maintaining timber and proprietary formwork systems.

This qualification has been designed by ConstructionSkills Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Successful 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.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace, which minimises any time learners 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)
  • open and distance learning

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • learners who may have just left school
  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • employees who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow them to gather the required evidence.

Progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • an SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision at SCQF Level 6
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as an operative

Approval

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority must 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.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ Formwork (Construction) at SCQF level 5 consists of five mandatory units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 5 Construction Civil Engineering Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Unit Title SCQF 3 SCQF 4 SCQF 5 SCQF 6
Core Skills: Communication F425 04 F426 04 F427 04 F428 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F429 04 F42A 04 F42B 04 F42C 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42D 04 F42E 04 F42F 04 F42G 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42H 04 F42J 04 F42K 04 F42L 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42M 04 F42N 04 F42P 04 F42R 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.08.2019.

GF78 22 SVQ 2 Formwork (Construction) at SCQF Level 5

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 31.08.2019 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 31.08.2019.

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 Construction Industry Training Board-Construction Skills.

Modern Apprenticeship

This Award is also part of the Modern Apprenticeship in Construction-Civil Engineering and Specialist Sector L2

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

2012 Internal Assessment Reports

2010 Internal Assessment Reports

2009 Internal Assessment Reports

 

 

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