SVQ Network Construction Operations (Water) – Repair and Maintenance at SCQF level 5

SVQ Network Construction Operations (Water) – Repair and Maintenance at SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Network Construction Operations (Water) — Repair and Maintenance at SCQF level 5 covers the skills required by network construction engineers who work on the water distribution network.

The qualification has 11 mandatory units including: maintain a safe and secure working environment in utilities network construction; determine and manage equipment for safe working on sites; excavate and maintain holes and trenches for utilities network construction; and joint materials by mechanical means on water networks.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). This SVQ is based on the NOS set and published by the sector skills council for the sector Energy & Utility Skills.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Upon successful completion, 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.

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

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

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)

 

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is intended for employees in the water industry.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

The majority of candidates’ evidence for this SVQ must be generated from real work activities. This means that any candidate taking the SVQ in Network Construction Operations (Water) — Repair and Maintenance at SCQF level 5 must be working in the water industry and carrying out network construction activities on a regular basis.

Progression

The SVQ in Network Construction Operations (Water) — Repair and Maintenance at SCQF level 5 could provide the opportunity to progress to other water-related SVQs at SCQF levels 5 and 6. Successful completion of the qualification could also open up more employment opportunities and career prospects in the sector.

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority are required 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.

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Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ in Network Construction Operations (Water) — Repair and Maintenance at SCQF level 5 consists of 11 mandatory units.

The qualification also includes a number of additional units. Candidates may complete any of the additional units; however, they do not contribute to the achievement of the full SVQ.

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 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.

Awarding partnership arrangements

This SVQ is jointly awarded with the Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry (CABWI).

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is included in the Level 2 Water Industries Modern Apprenticeship

Unit title SCQF 4
Core Skills: Communication F426 04
Core Skills: Numeracy 42A 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42E 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42J 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42N 04

 

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessment Strategy  (74 KB)

EU Skills Assessment Strategy (660 KB)

EU Skills Appendix G (620 KB)

EU Skills Assessment Strategy for Vocational Qualifications (123 KB)

Assessor's guidelines

DB6256 (3.34 MB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Useful links

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