SVQ Construction Contracting Operations Management: Estimating SCQF level 9

Lapsing information

This group award entered its lapsing period on: 31/12/2023

It finishes on: 31/12/2027

The Scottish Vocational Qualification in Construction Contracting Operations Management: Estimating at SCQF level 9 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. This qualification covers areas such as identifying, assessing and evaluating project requirements in construction, contracting operations management, obtaining tenders and appointing successful contractors in construction contracting operations management, evaluating enquiries and submitting tenders in construction contracting operations management as well as evaluating work methods and programme in construction contracting operations management.

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

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that the 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

The SVQ 4 in Construction Contracting Operations Management: Estimating at SCQF level 9 is a re-accredited qualification.

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.

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


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. 


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.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GL24 24

The SVQ Construction Contracting Operations Management: Estimating at SCQF level 9 consists of seven mandatory Units and one optional Unit.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

SVQ Construction Contracting Operations Management: Estimating SCQF level 9 Structure L9 (72 KB)

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.

CSS Construction Contracting Operations Management SVQ4 (20 KB)

Awarding partnership arrangements

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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material