Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5

Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 provides learners with the skills to address customers’ enquiries related to water distribution, carry out valve operations on the distribution network, determine the exact location of water loss, cleanse and disinfect water mains, carry out sampling operations, measure system performance, and provide and maintain emergency water supplies.

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 is jointly awarded with CABWI  (the Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry).

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 has been developed by Energy & Utility Skills.

The units that make up this competence-based qualification combine assessment criteria covering skills/performance and knowledge requirements.

The diploma can be offered within a workplace environment. The evidence demonstrating achievement of the qualification can be assessed within a workplace environment or, where simulation is used, within a realistic working environment.

Who does this qualification suit

This diploma is suitable for experienced water distribution operatives and new apprentices who will be able to take the qualification as part of the Modern Apprenticeship for the Water Industries.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, candidates are likely to be working on or have experience of working on a water distribution network. 

Progression

Candidates who achieve this qualification may be able to progress to higher level supervisory/management qualifications or into higher level roles within their organisation.

Approval

This qualification is part of a Qualification Partnership Agreement.

Centres interested in offering this qualification require 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 Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

How to assess

The diploma is designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of the workplace.

Assessment evidence will primarily be generated via workplace evidence.

Each unit provides assessment (evidence) requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group award code: GL2G 45

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 consists of four mandatory units and three optional units.

Please refer to the qualification structure for details on the units making up this qualification.  

National Occupational Standards

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

Awarding partnership arrangements

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 is jointly awarded with CABWI (the Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry).

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 5
Publication: DB6233
Edition: May 2016
Downloads: Diploma in Water Distribution Control (1.19 MB)

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