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SQA News 10 December 2020

Updated NPAs in Construction Crafts at SCQF level 5

We have added the following unit to our NPAs in Construction at SCQF level 5:

This will provide candidates with an alternative option to the unit HX12 04 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (unit code HX12 04, group award code GN2A 44), which is already part of the group awards.

What you need to know

You now have the option to deliver either H669 46 'Health and Safety in the Construction Industry' or 'Health and Safety in a Construction Environment' (unit code HX12 04, group award code GN2A 44), when delivering the following group awards:GL35 45 NPA in Construction at SCQF level 5

The requirements of H669 46 'Health and Safety in the Construction Industry' are already covered in other Construction Craft units. This will allow you to take a combined assessment approach, where the evidence from these units can be used to satisfy the assessment requirements for 'Health and Safety in the Construction Industry'.

What this means for candidates

A combined assessment approach will reduce the overall amount of assessment candidates are required to do.

Next steps

When delivering the above group awards, you must now choose which Health and Safety unit to use with your candidates. You can access the group award specifications from our website.

View the National Qualification Group Awards (NQGA) Construction webpage.