SVQ Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6

SVQ Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as confirming work activities and resources for the work, implementing and maintaining health, safety, environmental and welfare practices, and monitoring progress against work schedules.

This qualification has been designed by the Construction 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.

New CSCS Card Requirements for S/NVQs in Construction

SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) SCQF L6 (GM3A 23)

NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) L3 (GE1Y 79)

As you will be aware, CITB SSC and CSCS have stipulated that for these two qualifications  “learners must demonstrate relevant verifiable experience and competence in their occupational area”. This means that you must now provide details of the specific construction area (endorsement) that the learner was assessed in for their supervision competency. Please use this link to the CITB SSC website where the OWS Endorsement List is - https://www.citb.co.uk/standards-and-delivering-training/training-standards/nvq-svq-standards/occupational-work-supervision/

This is a mandatory CSCS requirement. CSCS will not issue cards if this information is not provided with the CSCS card application.

Interim process from 15 April 2019 (applicable to Occupational Work Supervision only)

We have agreed an interim approach this week with CSCS to enable learners to receive their CSCS card in light of the new requirements.

CSCS have stipulated, that with immediate effect you must complete the attached  “side letter”, detailing which endorsement  (specific construction area) that the learner has been assessed in and submit this to CSCS along with any other documentation required to enable the learner to request their CSCS card.

The SVQ is due to lapse on 31 May 2019. SQA is currently seeking approval to extend this date to 31 December 2019 in time for the new SVQ being available to centres from 1 January 2020.

The NVQ does not have a lapsing date, so does not require to be extended.

All other Construction S/NVQs with endorsement requirements 

CITB SSC and CSCS have stipulated that all other CSCS cards must be issued with the relevant unit endorsement to show the piece of Plant, Equipment, Activity or Specialism that the learner has been assessed in.

This is a mandatory CSCS requirement. CSCS will not issue cards if this information is not provided with the CSCS card application.

Interim process from 1 June 2019 (all other Construction S/NVQs with endorsement requirements)

As an interim approach which is applicable from 1 June 2019, SQA and CSCS have agreed that centres should complete the ‘side letter’ attached. This should be submitted to CSCS along with any other documentation required by CSCS to provide the relevant card.

Please refer to the specific endorsement list attached to the qualification structure which is available on the CITB website – see link https://www.citb.co.uk/standards-and-delivering-training/training-standards/national-occupational-standards-nos/suites-of-national-occupational-standards/

From the 1 January 2020

We are currently in discussions with CSCS to finalise the process for incorporating all endorsements into all S/NVQ’s for implementation on 1 January 2020. We will provide further details in due course.

If you have any queries about the new requirements or changes to process, please contact construction@sqa.org.uk

 

Why deliver this qualification

Upon successful completion, learners will gain an international 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.

As assessment is carried out in the workplace this 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)
  • open and distance learning

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • learners who may 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 6 award could provide progression to:

  • a range of SVQs at SCQF level 8 and 9
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector, such as a construction site supervisor

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 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.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6 consists of six mandatory units and two optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (216 KB) 

Centres are reminded that the whole qualification must be assessed in the context of the first endorsements and sub endorsements — not just the unit.”

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.

Core Skills Occupational Work Supervision (85 KB)

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the SCQF Level 6 Construction: Technical Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Unit Title SCQF 3 SCQF 4 SCQF 5 SCQF 6
Core Skills: Communication F425 04 F426 04 F427 04 F428 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F429 04 F42A 04 F42B 04 F42C 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42D 04 F42E 04 F42F 04 F42G 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42H 04 F42J 04 F42K 04 F42L 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42M 04 F42N 04 F42P 04 F42R 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

 GM3A 23 SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

GM3A 23

This qualification will lapse on 31 December 2019 and will finish on 31 December 2023.

GM3A 23 SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6 Structure (66 KB)

The SVQ Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6 consists of five mandatory units and two optional units. 

 Centres should note:

  •  The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  •  The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until 31.12.23 at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  •  No candidates can be entered for the qualification
  •  Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before 31.12.23.

GF5N 23

This qualification lapsed on 31 August 2017 and will finish on 31 August 2021.

Centres should note:

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until 31.08.21 at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  • No candidates can be entered for the qualification

Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before 31.08.21.

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.

  • 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.
  • Core Skills signposting SVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision (71 KB)

Modern Apprenticeship

GM3A 23 SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the SCQF Level 6 Construction Technical Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Unit Title SCQF 3 SCQF 4 SCQF 5 SCQF 6
Core Skills: Communication F425 04 F426 04 F427 04 F428 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F429 04 F42A 04 F42B 04 F42C 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42D 04 F42E 04 F42F 04 F42G 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42H 04 F42J 04 F42K 04 F42L 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42M 04 F42N 04 F42P 04 F42R 04

GF5N 23 SVQ 3 Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF Level 6

This award is also part of the Modern Apprenticeship in Construction-Civil Engineering and Specialist Sector L2

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

GM3A 23 SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6

GF5N 23 SVQ 3 Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF Level 6

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Useful links

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