Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roadbuilding and Maintenance (Construction)

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roadbuilding and Maintenance (Construction)

Ofqual code: 603/2586/0
Minimum Total Qualification Time: 540
Minimum Guided Learning Hours: 210
Minimum Credit value: 54

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roadbuilding and Maintenance develops knowledge and skills in many areas. Learners can specialise in:

  • Manual Road Building – Slurry Surfacing (Manual)
  • Manual Road Building – High Friction Surfacing – Cold Applied (Manual)
  • Manual Road Building – High Friction Surfacing – Hot Applied (Manual)
  • Manual Road Building – Crack and Joint Repair (Manual)
  • Manual Road Building – Thermal Repair (Manual)
  • Manual Road Building – Resin Bonded or Resin Bound Surfacing (Manual)
  • Plant – Flexible Paving – (Machine)
  • Plant – Rigid Paving (Machine)
  • Plant – Slurry Micro-surfacing (Machine)
  • Plant – Surface Dressing (Machine)
  • Plant – High Friction Surfacing (Machine)
  • Plant – Planing (Machine)
  • Plant – Road Recycling (Machine)
  • Plant – Soil Stabilisation (Machine)
  • Plant – Surface Retexturing (Machine)
  • Plant – Pavement Marking (Machine)

This qualification has been updated to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of the industry.

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

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 in roadbuilding (civil engineering and related trades).  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
  • 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).

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme 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 54 credits. They must complete 3 mandatory units from the qualification structure. (See Qualification content and delivery tools)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • 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 individuals employed in roadbuilding (civil engineering and related trades).  

Progression

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

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roadbuilding and Maintenance (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

Qualification structure

Manual Road Building – Slurry Surfacing (Manual)

SQA code: GN4X 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 60).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Manual Road Building – High Friction Surfacing – Cold Applied (Manual)

SQA code: GN4H 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 60).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Manual Road Building – High Friction Surfacing – Hot Applied (Manual)

SQA code: GN4J 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 60).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information. 

Manual Road Building – Crack and Joint Repair (Manual)

SQA code: GN4F 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 60).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Manual Road Building – Thermal Repair (Manual)

SQA code: GN51 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 60)

Please refer to the qualification structure (59 KB) for more information.

Manual Road Building – Resin Bonded or Resin Bound Surfacing (Manual)

SQA code: GN4T 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 60).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Plant – Flexible Paving (Machine)

SQA code: GN4G 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Plant – Rigid Paving (Machine)

SQA code: GN4V 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (59 KB) for more information.

Plant – Slurry Micro-surfacing (Machine)

SQA code: GN4W 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Plant – Surface Dressing (Machine)

SQA code: GN50 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Plant – High Friction Surfacing (Machine)

SQA code: GN4K 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (59 KB) for more information.

Plant – Planing (Machine)

SQA code: GN4M 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Plant – Road Recycling (Machine)

SQA code: GN4N 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (59 KB) for more information.

Plant – Soil Stabilisation (Machine)

SQA code: GN4P 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Plant – Surface Retexturing (Machine)

SQA code: GN4R 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 KB) for more information.

Plant – Pavement Marking (Machine)

SQA code: GN4L 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 3 mandatory units (credit value 54).

Please refer to the qualification structure (60 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

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

SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding (all pathways)

  • The operational end-date for this qualification is 30/11/17
  • The certification end-date for this qualification is 30/11/19

SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services — Highways Maintenance (all pathways)

  • The operational end-date for this qualification is 31/12/17
  • The certification end-date for this qualification is 31/12/19

Qualification structure

The structure of the qualifications allows for a high degree of flexibility in delivery. They are work-based qualifications normally achieved over a minimum period of 15 months.

SQA Level 2 NVQ (competence based) Diploma in Roadbuilding (Construction)

The Level 2 Diploma involves practical work-related tasks ranging from preparing and controlling the operation of road plant and applying road surfaces, to segregating areas for highway works.

Learners must complete a minimum of 64 credits drawn from mandatory Units and optional Units. On completion the learner will have achieved a minimum of 213 guided learning hours.

Qualification title Type Ofqual code SQA code
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Roadbuilding — Bituminous Paving: Machine Competence 601/1939/1 GH82 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Roadbuilding — Concrete Paving: Machine Competence 601/1939/1 GH95 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Roadbuilding — Slurry/Micro Surfacing: Machine Competence 601/1939/1 GH84 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Roadbuilding — Slurry/Micro Surfacing: Manual Competence 601/1939/1 GH86 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— Surface Dressing: Machine
Competence 601/1939/1 GH8G 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— High Friction Surfacing: Machine
Competence 601/1939/1 GH87 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— High Friction Surfacing: manual
Competence 601/1939/1 GH88 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— Planing: machine
Competence 601/1939/1 GH89 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— Road Recycling: Machine
Competence 601/1939/1 GH8A 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— Soil Stabilisation: Machine
Competence 601/1939/1 GH8C 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— Surface Retexturing: Machine
Competence 601/1939/1 GH85 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— Pavement Marking: Machine
Competence 601/1939/1 GH8D 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— Pavement Marking: Manual Operations
Competence 601/1939/1 GH8E 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
— Pavement Marking: Road Studs
Competence 601/1939/1 GH8F 68

Highways Maintenance (Construction)

Qualification Title Type Ofqual Code SQA code
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services — Highways Maintenance - Structural Concreting Competence 601/1938/X GH91 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services — Highways Maintenance - Laying Kerbs and Channels Competence 601/1938/X GH93 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services — Highways Maintenance - Modular Pavement Construction Competence 601/1938/X GH8W 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services — Highways Maintenance - Drainage Construction Competence 601/1938/X GH8X 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services — Highways Maintenance - Excavation and Reinstatement Competence 601/1938/X GH8Y 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services — Highways Maintenance Flexible Pavement Construction Competence 601/1938/X GH90 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Highways Maintenance — General Building Operations Competence 601/1938/X GH94 68
SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services — Highways Maintenance Non-structural Concreting Competence 601/1938/X GH92 68

Unit specifications

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

How to assess

Learner portfolio

Assessment strategy/principle

Internal Assessment Reports