Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction)

Ofqual code: 603/2578/1
Minimum Total Qualification Time: 340
Minimum Guided Learning Hours: 183
Minimum Credit value: 34

This qualification will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as laying modular pavement and installing drainage.

This qualification covers the following construction operations:

  • modular pavement construction
  • laying kerbs and channels
  • drainage construction
  • structural concreting
  • non-structural concreting
  • general construction
  • excavation and reinstatement

This qualification may be available through employers, training providers and colleges in England and Wales.

This is an updated qualification that has been developed to ensure it meets the needs of the industry. 

Qualification rationale and objectives

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

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

Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a construction operative. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).

Objectives

The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • enabling professional membership
  • providing access to a relevant card scheme
  • enabling learners to gain the relevant licence to practice

Recognition

This qualification is supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

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

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 34 credits. They must complete 3 mandatory units plus 1 optional unit from the qualification structure.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • workers wishing to progress into a supervisory position
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • school and college students with a part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • 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.

Entry

Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre.

This qualification is mainly taken by individual’s employed or seeking employment as construction operatives.

Progression

Learners may progress from the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) to a range of qualifications at Level 3 and above, including Occupational Work Supervision.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) can lead to employment within the construction industry.

What approvals are needed?

Centres must 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

Current

The operational dates of these qualifications are 01/01/2018. 

Construction Operations (Excavation)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 4 mandatory units (credit value 25) and 2 optional units (credit value 19).

Please refer to the qualification structure (70 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Reinstatement)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 4 mandatory units (credit value 28) and 1 optional unit (credit value 7).

Please refer to the qualification structure (72 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Modular Pavement Construction)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 6 mandatory units (credit value 43).

Please refer to the qualification structure (64 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Laying Kerbs and Channels)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 6 mandatory units (credit value 43).

Please refer to the qualification structure (64 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Construction Operations)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 4 mandatory units (credit value 20) and 2 optional units (credit value 20).

Please refer to the qualification structure (96 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Drainage Construction)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 6 mandatory units (credit value 57).

Please refer to the qualification structure (64 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Structural Concreting)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 5 mandatory units (credit value 38) and 1 optional unit (credit value 19).

Please refer to the qualification structure (90 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Non-structural Concreting)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 5 mandatory units (credit value 53) and 1 optional unit (credit value 5).

Please refer to the qualification structure (90 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (General Construction)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 15) and 1 optional unit (credit value 19).

Please refer to the qualification structure (64 KB) for more information

Construction Operations (Excavation and Reinstatement)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 7 mandatory units (credit value 38) and 2 optional units (credit value 19).

Please refer to the qualification structure (72 KB) for more information

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the Regulated Qualifications unit search.

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 the learner has completed at work. This can be gathered through observation, professional discussion, witness testimony or 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 current 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 tasks and can complete them within the given timescales and specifications.

Learner portfolio

Assessment strategy/principle

Lapsing

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction)

These group awards have been replaced and have entered their lapsing period.

The operational end-date for this qualification is 31/12/2017.

The certification end-date for this qualification is 31/12/2019.

  • Construction Operations: Modular Pavement Construction  - GH8H 68
  • Construction Operations: Laying Kerbs and Channels - GH8J 68
  • Construction Operations: General Building Operations - GH8K 68
  • Construction Operations: Drainage Construction - GH8L 68
  • Construction Operations: Structural Concreting - GH8M 68
  • Construction Operations: Non-structural Concreting - GH8N 68
  • Construction Operations: General Construction - GH8P 68
  • Construction Operations: Excavation and Reinstatement - GH8R 68
Group Award lapse date - 31/12/2017

Operational end date – 31/12/2019

Qualification Title

 

Group Award Code – start date 1/1/2018 Replacement Qualification Title

GH8H 68

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations: Modular Pavement Construction

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GN2R 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Modular Pavement Construction)

GH8J 68

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations: Laying Kerbs and Channels

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GN2P 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Laying Kerbs and Channels)

GH8K 68

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations: General Building Operations

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GN2J 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Construction Operations)

GH8L 68

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations: Drainage Construction

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GN2K 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Drainage Construction)

GH8M 68

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations: Structural Concreting

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GN2Y 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Structural Concreting)

GH8N 68

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations: Non-structural Concreting

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GN2T 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Non Structural Concreting)

GH8P 68

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations: General Construction

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GN2N 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (General Construction)

GH8R 68

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations: Excavation and Reinstatement

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GN2L 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Excavation and Reinstatement)

  New Qualification

GN2M 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Excavation)

  New Qualification

GN2W 68

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Reinstatement)

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the Regulated Qualifications unit search.

How to assess

Learner portfolio