Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roadbuilding and Maintenance (Construction)

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roadbuilding and Maintenance (Construction)

SQA code: GR14 68
Ofqual code: 603/2586/0
Total Qualification Time: 540
Guided Learning Hours: 210

This qualification will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as health, safety and welfare; conforming to productive working practices; and moving, handling and storing machinery resources. Learners can specialise in laying surface dressings.

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • plant — surface dressing (machine)

This qualification may be available through employers, training providers and colleges and may be offered 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 Site 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
  • learners who have completed a qualification in a relevant discipline at level 3
  • 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

Plant — Surface Dressing (Machine) — SQA code: GR14 68

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

Please refer to the qualification structure (94 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 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

Lapsing

Qualification structure

This group 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 for more information.

Plant – Planning (Machine)

SQA code: GN4M 68

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

Please refer to the qualification structure 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 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 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 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 for more information.

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the 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