SVQ Controlling Lifting Operations: Planning Lifts (Construction) SCQF level 9

SVQ Controlling Lifting Operations: Planning Lifts (Construction) SCQF level 9

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in SVQ in Controlling Lifting Operations: Planning Lifts (Construction) at SCQF level 9 allows candidates to demonstrate their competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as: Develop and maintain good working relationships; Plan lifting activities; Plan and establish safety, health, welfare and environmental systems for lifting operations; Plan work activities and resources to meet project requirements; Evaluate and confirm work methods; Plan the preparation of the site for the project; and Identify, allocate and plan the deployment and use of plant, equipment or machinery.

This qualification has been designed in partnership and jointly awarded with the CITB Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector.

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

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Learners will gain an internationally-recognised qualification that 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.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace. This minimises any time learners need to be away from their work.

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications including Occupational Work Supervision or HNC in Contracting Management.

The SVQ can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (for example, day-release)
  • open and distance learning

The achievement of other qualifications such as SVQ Controlling Lifting Operations: Slinger/Signaller (Construction) SCQF level 5, and SVQ Controlling Lifting Operations: Supervising Lifts (Construction) SCQF level 7, can contribute towards the successful completion of this award.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • learners who have just left school
  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification

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.

Progression

The level 9 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC in Contracting Management or a related area
  • an SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision at SCQF level 6
  • a PDA at SCQF level 7 and progress into the Crafts
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the Construction sector, perhaps as a Supervisor/Manager

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, 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.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GT4J 24

The SVQ in Controlling Lifting Operations: Planning Lifts (Construction) at SCQF level 9 consists of 7 mandatory units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure (82 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Core Skill mappings are carried out by the SSC responsible for the development of an SVQ. It is a requirement of SQA Accreditation that every SVQ submission includes information on where possible opportunities for candidates to develop Core Skills exist across the mandatory units.

Centres should note that mappings are not audited or validated against the Core Skills framework/units so are not accepted by SQA awarding body as evidence towards achievement of the Core Skills units.

Modern Apprenticeships

This qualification is also part of the Construction Technical Occupational Level 3.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ in Controlling Lifting Operations: Planning Lifts (Construction) (GH0K 24)

This group award has been replaced.

It entered its lapsing period on: 28/02/2022

It finishes on: 28/02/2026

National Occupational Standards

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

Modern Apprenticeship

This qualification is also part of the Construction Technical Occupational L3.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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