National Progression Award Construction – Stonemasonry at SCQF level 5

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Construction — Stonemasonry at SCQF level 5 introduces learners to general workplace health, safety and welfare, productive work practices, and a range of stonemasonry tasks such as building with stone.

This NPA develops knowledge and understanding of construction; practical, technical and transferable skills; oral, written and evaluation abilities; resource management; problem solving and planning; and organisational and communication skills.

The qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school or who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for a long period of time
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. 

Employment and progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • Modern Apprenticeships
  • Employment in the construction sector, perhaps as an apprentice or labourer

Qualification structure

Group Award code: GN09 45 (Minimum 60 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Construction - Stonemasonry at SCQF level 5 consists of two mandatory units and eight optional units (minimum 60 SCQF credit points). 

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Qualification structure

Group Award code: GN09 45 (Minimum 60 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Construction - Stonemasonry at SCQF level 5 consists of two mandatory units and eight optional units (minimum 60 SCQF credit points). 

Group Award Specification (705 KB)

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How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

Training Assessment Programmes (TAPs) are available for this qualification.

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre’s discretion. 

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