Construction Contracting Operations: Estimating at SCQF level 6

Construction Contracting Operations: Estimating at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 3) in Construction Contracting Operations: Estimating at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. This qualification covers areas such as preparing estimates, bids and senders, establishing and maintaining the dimensional control of construction works, preparing for and carrying out physical testing in construction as well as assessing, planning and monitoring project methods and progress in Construction.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with CITB Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that the 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

The SVQ 3 in Construction Contracting Operations: Estimating at SCQF level 6 is a re-accredited qualification.

Learners 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 learners would need to be away from their work.

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

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 then to gather the required evidence. 

Progression

Level 3 award could provide progression to employment in the construction sector, perhaps in a technical, supervisory or management role.

Approval

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

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

Group Award Code: GL2A 23

The SVQ 3 Construction Contracting Operations: Estimating at SCQF level 6 consists of six mandatory units and one optional unit.

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.

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

Core Skills signposting

Awarding partnership arrangements

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ 3 Construction Contracting Operations: Estimating

Group Award Code: GC2A 23

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31/03/2020. 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 31/03/2020 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 31/03/2020

 

National Occupational Standards

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

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

Awarding partnership arrangements

Modern Apprenticeship

  • GC2A 23 is also part of the Construction Technical Occupation L3.
  • GC4L 24 is also part of the Construction Technical Occupation L4.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 3 and 4
Publication: DB3310/3
Edition: August 2011
Downloads: Construction Contracting Operations levels 3 and 4  (729 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

Useful links

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