SVQ 3 Construction Contracting Operations: General at SCQF level 6

SVQ 3 Construction Contracting Operations: General at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 3) in Construction Contracting Operations: General 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 operating health, safety and welfare systems, preparing programmes and schedules of work, developing and maintaining working relationships and personal development in construction as well as operating project information systems in construction.

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

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

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.

The SVQ 3 in Construction Contracting Operations: General 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

The 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: GL25 23

The SVQ 3 Construction Contracting Operations: General at SCQF level 6 consists of four mandatory units and three optional 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

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: General

Group Award Code: GC2C 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

SQA Construction Contracting Operations: General at Level 3 (72 KB)

National Occupational Standards

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

Awarding partnership arrangements

These qualifications are jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Modern Apprenticeship

  • GC2C 23 is also part of the Construction Technical Occupation L3.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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