Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction)

SQA code: GR1E 66
Ofqual code: 603/5437/9
Total Qualification Time: 380 hours
Guided Learning Hours: 177

This qualification will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as conforming to general health, safety and welfare, conforming to productive working practices and moving, handling and storing resources.

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • installing and removing hazardous waste in segregated or contained areas in the workplace
  • removing hazardous waste in the workplace
  • conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

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

This qualification may be offered in England and Wales.

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who are employed and are looking for recognition of previous learning and experience in their chosen industry.

Learners can build on the skills and knowledge gained from achieving this qualification when they are working towards achieving another qualification or in employment.

This qualification will provide learners with evidence of their experience of topics based on accepted and recognised industrial practices. It will provide a basis for advancing in the industry for a range of potential learners.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to confirm the learner's occupational competence as an Asbestos Removal Operative. As a work-related, competency-based qualification, it will provide, on completion, confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that learners have the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role of an Asbestos Removal Operative.


This qualification is designed to lead the learner to one or more of the following objectives:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • providing access to a relevant card scheme


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.

This qualification has a range of pathways linked to typical job roles that learners will encounter within the industry.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 38 credits. You must complete five mandatory units from the qualification structure.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • 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 or 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.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed as:

  • Asbestos Removal Operative


Learners may progress from the level 2 certificate in Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) to a range of similar qualifications at level 2 and above.

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This qualification requires the learner to complete five mandatory units (38 credit points).

Group award code: GR1E 66 (38 credit points)

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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 learners have completed at work through a variety of evidence such as observation, professional discussion, witness testimony and 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 currently 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 task. They will also demonstrate that they can complete tasks within the given timescales and specifications.

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