Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste - Licensed Asbestos (Construction)

SQA code: GN1W 68
Ofqual code: 603/2507/0
Minimum Total Qualification Time: 390
Minimum Guided Learning Hours: 199
Minimum Credit value: 39

The qualification will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as conforming to general health, safety and welfare, conforming to productive working practices and moving, handling and storing resources.

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Installing and removing licensed asbestos enclosure or containment areas in the workplace
  • Removing licensed asbestos in the workplace

This qualification may be available through Colleges, Training Providers or employers

This qualification may be offered in England and Wales.

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

The qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience in their chosen industry.

Learners can build on the skills and knowledge gained from achievement of this qualification when working towards achieving another qualification or gaining employment.

It is intended that the qualification will allow learners to evidence experience of topics based on accepted and recognised industrial practices.

The qualification will provide a sound basis for advancing in the industry for a range of potential learners.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to confirm the learners occupational competence as an Asbestos Removal Operative.  As a work-related, competency-based qualification it will provide, on completion, confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that learners have the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role of an Asbestos Removal Operative.


The qualification is designed to lead the learner to one or more of the following objectives:

  • Supporting a role in the workplace
  • Confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Providing access to a relevant card scheme


This qualification is supported by CSCS.

Which is the Construction Skills Certification Scheme

CSCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in Construction. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • full-time and part-time study

There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed as asbestos removal operatives.


Learners may progress from the Level 2 in Removal of Hazardous Waste - Licensed Asbestos (Construction) to a range of Qualifications at Level 3 and above, including Occupational Work Supervision.

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Qualification structure

The qualification requires the learner to complete 5 mandatory units (credit value 43).

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How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each Unit specification gives detailed information on the Assessment Criteria, Assessment (evidence) Requirements and Guidance on Instruments of Assessment for the Unit.

The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence which details what learners have completed at work through a variety of evidence such as observation, professional discussion, witness testimony and supporting documentary evidence.  The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.

Competence is displayed through the assessor observing the learner demonstrate that they carry out their normal work activities competently and to the industry standard and comply with currently legislation and company procedures.

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly.  They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the task.  They will also demonstrate that they can complete tasks within the given timescales and specifications.

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