National Progression Award Construction SCQF level 5

National Progression Award Construction SCQF level 5

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Construction at SCQF level 5 introduces learners to techniques that are important in the construction sector.

This NPA develops knowledge and understanding; practical, technical and transferable skills; oral, written and evaluation abilities; resource management; problem solving and planning; and organisational and communication skills — all relate to construction.

It covers areas such as health and safety in a construction environment; access platforms and equipment; construction occupation practices; efficient construction practices; information and communication technology; and employment and behavioural skills.

The qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school or who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for a long period of time
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners would benefit from having attained knowledge and understanding required by one of the following qualifications:

National 4 Skills for Work: Construction

National 5 Skills for Work: Construction 

Employment and progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • Modern Apprenticeships
  • Employment in the construction sector, perhaps as an apprentice or labourer

Qualification structure

Group award code: GL35 45

The NPA Construction at SCQF level 5 consists of 12 credits (96 SCQF credit points). 

Group Award Specification for NPA in Construction SCQF level 5. (694 KB)

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GL35 45

The NPA Construction at SCQF level 5 consists of 12 credits (96 SCQF credit points). 

Group Award Specification for NPA in Construction SCQF level 5. (694 KB)

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How to assess

Assessment of this NPA will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

Training assessment programmes (TAPs) are available for this qualification.

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre’s discretion.

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