NPA in Building Services Engineering at SCQF level 5

NPA in Building Services Engineering at SCQF level 5

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. This NPA in Building Services Engineering at SCQF level 5 introduces learners to techniques that are important in the sector. It develops knowledge and understanding of building services engineering and covers: installation operations, basic plumbing operations, energy and the environment, systems, roles, responsibilities and procedures, and health and safety. It also covers transferable skills such as problem solving, planning, organisational and communication skills. The qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The NPA is suitable for:

  • S5 and S6 candidates
  • school leavers
  • progression candidates (eg Skills for Work)
  • adults returning to education
  • employed candidates who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • unemployed candidates who wish to enhance their job prospects
Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Learners would benefit from having attained one or more qualifications at SCQF level 4.

Employment and progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • Modern Apprenticeships within BSE sector trades
  • higher level education
  • employment

Qualification structure

Group award code: GL6T 45 (45 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Building Services Engineering at SCQF level 5 consists of 7.5 mandatory units (45 SCQF credit points). 

Group Award Specification for National Progression Award (NPA) Building Services Engineering at SCQF level 5 GL6T 45

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GL6T 45 (45 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Building Services Engineering at SCQF level 5 consists of 7.5 mandatory units (45 SCQF credit points). 

Group Award Specification for National Progression Award (NPA) Building Services Engineering at SCQF level 5 GL6T 45

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How to assess

Assessment is based primarily on the assessment of practical activities and supported by knowledge testing where appropriate. Integrated assessment is encouraged.

Assessment should be carried out in a holistic way as evidence will be generated for the mandatory and optional units collectively.

The delivery of the award is at the individual centres discretion.

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