Construction Site Management (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair

Construction Site Management (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 4 in Construction Site Management (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 9 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as developing and maintaining good working relationships, establishing, implementing and maintaining systems for managing health, safety and welfare, controlling project progress against agreed quality standards and programmes, planning highways maintenance or repair activities, identifying, allocating and planning the deployment and use of plant, equipment or machinery as well as organising, controlling and monitoring supplies of materials and controlling project quantities and costs.

It is jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

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.

The standards provide an accurate and detailed definition of what candidates must know, understand and be able to do. The SVQ will enable those working in this sector to develop the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competence in their job role.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQ in Construction Site Management (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 9 is a re-accredited 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.

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:

  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification


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 that allow them to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, However an SVQ 3.Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 7 would be advantageous.


The level 4 award could provide progression to:

  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as a technician


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 asssessment strategy.

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Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ 4 Construction Site Management (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 9 consists of 16 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure   (5 KB)

National Occupational Standards

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

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level l Construction: Technical Apprenticeship Construction: Technical at SVQ 4 SCQF level 9

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

  • HNC/HND Construction Management (G878 15 and G87F 16)
  • HNC/HND Civil Engineering (G89V 15 and G8A8 16)
  • HNC/HND Building Surveying (G876 15 and G87E 16)
  • HNC/HND Quantity Surveying (G879 15 and G87A 16)
  • HNC Construction (G877 15)

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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