Engineering Surveying Operations

Engineering Surveying Operations

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 2 in Engineering Surveying Operations at SCQF level 5 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such contributing to preparations for engineering surveying operations, the setting out of sites in engineering surveying operations, and surveying of sites in engineering surveying operations. It also includes conforming to general workplace health, safety and welfare practices.

This qualification has been designed in partnership/jointly awarded with the construction sector skills council CITB: Construction Industry Training Board, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 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. 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 SVQ in Engineering Surveying Operations at SCQF level 5 has been specifically designed for the requirements of the construction sector.

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.

The SVQ is offered in the workplace. As assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Learners can progress to a range of qualifications including the SVQ 3 Construction Contracting Operations: Surveying.

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.

Learners should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then 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

This SVQ 2 could provide progression to:

  • an SVQ3 in Construction Contracting Operations: Surveying

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority 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.

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

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GK5X 22

The SVQ2 in Engineering Surveying Operations 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

Awarding partnership arrangements

This qualification has been designed in partnership/jointly awarded with the construction sector skills council CITB: Construction Industry Training Board, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to ensure relevance to the sector.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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