SVQ 2 Controlling Lifting Operations: Slinger/Signaller (Construction) at SCQF level 5

SVQ 2 Controlling Lifting Operations: Slinger/Signaller (Construction) at SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 2) in Controlling Lifting Operations: Slinger/Signaller (Construction) 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 as slinging and signalling the movement of suspended loads; conforming to general workplace health, safety and welfare; and conforming to productive work practices.

This qualification has been designed in partnership and jointly awarded with CITB, the sector skills council, to ensure relevance to the sector.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that NOS are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries. CITB is the industry training board for the construction industry.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this 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.

Learners can progress to a range of qualifications including Controlling Lifting Operations (Construction): Supervising Lifts or Controlling Lifting Operations (Construction): Planning Lifts.

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:

  • 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.

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.

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification.

 

Progression

This SVQ 2 could provide progression to:

  • an SVQ in Controlling Lifting Operations at SCQF levels 3 or 4
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as a slinger/signaller

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority 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

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

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Qualification Structure

Group award code: GL4V 22

The SVQ Controlling Lifting Operations: Slinger/Signaller (Construction) at SCQF level 5 consists of three 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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ 2 Controlling Lifting Operations (GC6Y)

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.05.18. 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 31.05.18 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 31.05.18.

National Occupational Standards

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