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SQA News 12 August 2021

CITB removes endorsement requirement from Occupational Work Supervision qualifications

CITB SSC and the Occupational Work Supervision (OWS) National Working Group have revised the following qualifications:

What you need to know

CITB and the OWS National Working Group have removed the requirement to endorse units in the above SVQ and NVQ. As a result, you are no longer required to provide side letters or endorsements for your candidates.

What this means for candidates

CSCS no longer require proof of endorsements to issue candidates with their CSCS card.

There are no changes to the entry requirements of either qualification. Any candidate who registers for the SVQ or NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision will need to provide evidence of their competence within construction and the built environment or the relevant associated trades and professions.

Next steps

SQA will now begin re-accrediting the above OWS qualifications. We plan to have the revised SVQ and NVQ available for centres to deliver from late autumn 2021.

To give centres time to transfer over to the new qualifications, there will be a dual running period of three months. At the end of this period, the current qualifications will enter their lapsing period.