Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair

Construction Site Supervision (Construction):  Highways Maintenance and Repair

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 3 in Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 7 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection, controlling work progress against agreed quality standards and programmes, allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery, maintaining supplies of materials to meet project requirements, controlling work against agreed quality standards as well as planning and supervising highways maintenance or repair activities.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with CITB Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector. It is also jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

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.

The standards provide an accurate and detailed definition of what candidates must know, understand and be able to do. The SVQ will enable those working in this sector to develop the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competence in their job role.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQ in Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 7 is a re-accredited qualification.
Upon successful completion, 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.

Candidates can progress to SVQ 4 in Construction Site Management: Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF Level 9.

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:

  • 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 that allow them to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of subject would be an advantage.

Progression

The level 3 award could provide progression to:

  • SVQ 4 in Construction Site Management: Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF Level 9
  • degree-level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as a technician

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

The SVQ Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 7 consists of 12 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (74 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Awarding partnership arrangements

This qualification is jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Modern Apprenticeship in Construction: Technical at SVQ 3 SCQF level 6

SQA also offers the following components of this apprenticeship [delete as appropriate]:

  • NC Built Environment at SCQF Level 6 (G8Y3 46)
  • NC Civil Engineering at SCQF Level 6 (G8Y2 46)
  • HNC Civil Engineering (G89V 15)
  • HNC Building Surveying (G876 15)
  • HNC Construction (G877 15)

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 4
Publication: DB1876/4
Edition: February 2014
Downloads: Construction Site Supervision level 3 (827 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ 3 Construction Site Supervision: Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 6 consists of 12 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31/01/2018.  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 31/01/2018 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 31/01/2018

National Occupational Standards

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

Awarding partnership arrangements

This qualification is jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Modern Apprenticeship in Construction: Technical at SVQ 3 SCQF level 6

SQA also offers the following components of this apprenticeship [delete as appropriate]:

  • NC Built Environment at SCQF Level 6 (G8Y3 46)
  • NC Civil Engineering at SCQF Level 6 (G8Y2 46)
  • HNC Civil Engineering (G89V 15)
  • HNC Building Surveying (G876 15)
  • HNC Construction (G877 15)

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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