Construction (RQF/CQFW)

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of competence and knowledge-based Construction qualifications.

Street Works

SQA offers Street Works qualifications for operatives and supervisors working on the roads/highways.

The non-regulated Street Works qualifications meet the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSW) which requires work involving the installation, renewal, maintenance and inspection of underground apparatus in the highway to be under the control of competent persons who are in possession of a valid Street Works card. Qualifications are delivered through SQA approved Centres.

Training and Assessment Programmes (TAP's)

Most awards provide instruments of assessment in the form of Training and Assessment Programmes (TAPs). With guidance on content, context, evidence required, marking guidelines, drawings and checklists with clearly stated standards and tolerances.Available from your centre SQA co-ordinator - further information

CSCS cards

Many construction contractors and clients insist that all workers on site hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to prove competence in their stated occupation and to show that they have relevant health and safety awareness. The CSCS cards for construction workers are based on their job, experience and qualifications, or membership of a professional body.

CSCS cards can be obtained through completion of construction-based Apprenticeship frameworks, by applicants providing copies of their fully indentured Apprenticeship papers gained through the provider of the Apprenticeship programme.

PLTS - Personal, learning and thinking skills

PLTS comprise of six skill groups that an apprentice needs to achieve:

Each of the PLTS has been mapped to the RQF/CQFW Construction Units as these need to be formally assessed. The PLTS mapping document and Evidence Sheet for recording achievement can be found on the RQF/CQFW Construction page of SQA's Secure website.

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