Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at QCF level 1

Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at QCF level 1

The SQA Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at QCF level 1 will develop the necessary knowledge required to progress on to complete the assessment to gain the CSCS Green Card.

Achievement of this Award is nationally recognised. It is available through colleges and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

This Award has a wide potential market. It is open to all learners, regardless of age, academic experience or ability.

Centres have the flexibility to choose the delivery method which best suits their circumstances and their learners.

 

Who does this qualification suit

The Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Award at QCF level 1 is suitable for:

school leavers
college students
trainees preparing for employment

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No specific knowledge is required to undertake this Award. This is an entry level qualification for labourers entering building sites for the first time.

 

Progression

The Award may provide progression to:

Level 2 or 3 Certificate or Diploma

 

Approval

 

Centres will have 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 Guide to Approval.

Assessment and Internal Verification of this Qualification must be carried out by individuals who can provide ALL of the evidence below.

Competent

Assessors must be competent in relation to Health & Safety in the Construction sector. 

Qualifications

Assessors and Internal Verifiers MUST hold or be working towards an acceptable Assessor or Internal Verifier qualification. Unless your centre is Assessing through our online assessment platform - SOLAR - in which case this requirement is unnecessary as this is automatically assessed. A construction related Health & Safety Qualification is required along with appropriate Continuing Professional Development .
For example: NEBOSH, IOSH, CCNS Safety Passport, CIEH.
Note: the qualifications named above are examples of acceptable qualifications, evidence of Continuing Professional Development of the qualification in also required.

Occupational Experience

Assessors must have occupational experience within the construction sector and have experience of the Health & Safety requirements of this qualification. If an assessor is in possession of CSCS or has previously delivered the CSCS training, this is acceptable.

Understanding

Assessors must have a clear understanding of the assessment requirements of this qualification and its specific unit assessment demands.

How to assess

The Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for the Unit.

The Unit requires the candidate to pass a multiple-choice question paper.

Assessment Materials for the Unit are available to download from SQA’s secure site. This is available from your centre's SQA Co-ordinator. For further information, please contact mycentre@sqa.org.uk

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification structure

Group Award code: GJ3W 58 (4 QCF credit points)
Ofqual code: 601/2886/0
The Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at level 1 consists of one mandatory Unit (4 QCF credit points).

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (52 KB).

Unit specification and assessment guidance

The Unit specification and assessment guidance for this qualification are available on SQA’s secure site. This is available from your centre’s SQA Co-ordinator. For further information, please contact mycentre@sqa.org.uk

Assessment strategy