SVQ Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair SCQF level 7

SVQ Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair SCQF level 7

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 7 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as planning work activities and resources to meet project requirements; allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery; planning highways maintenance and repair activities; and supervising the installation, maintenance, monitoring and removal of temporary works.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards 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:

  • SVQ in Construction Site Management: Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 9
  • degree-level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as a technician

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

  • full-time
  • part-time (for example, 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
  • employees who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

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 them to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification.

Progression

The level 7 award could provide progression to:

  • a range of SVQs at SCQF levels 9 or 10
  • degree-level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as a technician

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, 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: GT45 23

The SVQ in Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 7 consists of 14 mandatory units and 1 optional unit.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure (62 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.

Awarding partnership arrangements

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

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Construction Technical Apprenticeship Framework (SCQF level 7).

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

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

GJ1D 23 - Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair

This group award has been replaced.

It entered its lapsing period on: 31/03/2022

It finishes on: 31/03/2026

The SVQ Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Highways Maintenance and Repair at SCQF level 7 consists of 12 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (74 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Awarding partnership arrangements

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

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Modern Apprenticeship in Construction: Technical at SVQ 3 SCQF level 6

SQA also offers the following components of this apprenticeship [delete as appropriate]:

  • NC Built Environment at SCQF Level 6 (G8Y3 46)
  • NC Civil Engineering at SCQF Level 6 (G8Y2 46)
  • HNC Civil Engineering (G89V 15)
  • HNC Building Surveying (G876 15)
  • HNC Construction (G877 15)

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