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

SQA code: GR0L 68, GR0J 58, GR0M 68, GR0K 68
Ofqual code: 603/2578/1
Total Qualification Time: 400
Guided Learning Hours:  242

The qualification will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as general health, safety and welfare, conforming to productive working practices and moving, handling and storing resources. Learners can specialise in installing, maintaining and removing work area protection.

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • laying kerbs and channels
  • construction operations
  • non-structural concreting
  • excavation and reinstatement

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

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 learnerís 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.

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 individualís employed or seeking employment as construction operatives.

Progression

Learners may progress from the level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations 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 can lead to employment within the construction industry.

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Qualification structure

Construction Operations (Laying Kerbs and Channels)
SQA code: GR0L 68

To gain the qualification, learners must achieve mandatory core units plus Group A, Group B and Group C.

Please refer to the qualification structure (113 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Construction Operations)†
SQA code: GR0J 58

To gain the qualification, learners must achieve mandatory core units plus Group A, plus either Group B or C, plus one Group from Group D to Group L.

Please refer to the qualification structure (252 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Non-structural Concreting)†
SQA code: GR0M 68

To gain the qualification, learners must achieve mandatory core units plus Group A and Group B, plus one Group from Group C to Group L.

Please refer to the qualification structure (236 KB) for more information.

Construction Operations (Excavation and Reinstatement)†
SQA code: GR0K 68

To gain the qualification, learners must achieve mandatory core units plus Group A and Group B, plus two to three units (one to two units from Group C or zero to two units from Group D).

Please refer to the qualification structure (128 KB) for more information.

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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 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 demonstrating 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

Qualification Verification Summary Report

Lapsing

Qualification structure

These groups award has been replaced and has entered into its lapsing period.

The operational end-date for this qualification is 31/12/2021.
The certification end-date for this qualification is 31/12/2021.

Construction Operations (Excavation)

SQA code: GN2M 68

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†for more information.

Construction Operations (Reinstatement)

SQA code: GN2W 68

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†for more information.

Construction Operations (Modular Pavement Construction)

SQA code: GN2R 68

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

Please refer to the qualification structure†for more information.

Construction Operations (Laying Kerbs and Channels)

SQA code: GN2P 68

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

Please refer to the qualification structure†for more information.

Construction Operations (Construction Operations)

SQA code: GN2J 68

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†for more information.

Construction Operations (Drainage Construction)

SQA code: GN2K 68

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

Please refer to the qualification structure†for more information.

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

SQA code: GN2Y 68

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†for more information.

Construction Operations (Non-structural Concreting)

SQA code: GN2T 68

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†for more information.

Construction Operations (General Construction)

SQA code: GN2N 68

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†for more information

Construction Operations (Excavation and Reinstatement)

SQA code: GN2L 68

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†for more information

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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 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