April 2015 update

Fri Apr 24 13:00:00 UTC 2015

This month's update includes information on the redevelopment of BTEC Nationals in Construction and Built Environment.

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BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment

We're redeveloping this suite to meet new government technical level requirements and to ensure they are fit for purpose for today’s industry. If you're involved in delivering the current versions, we'd very much welcome your input. We're holding focus groups, employer forums and carrying out consultation remotely. If you'd like to be involved, please contact us.

BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (qualification for Green Labourer's Card)

We produce a free workbook, mapped to the qualification outcomes, to help you gather knowledge evidence for the qualification. The workbook is now available online to all Pearson centres. You'll need your Edexcel Online login details to access it.

We're planning to update this resource this year to refresh the content and make it more engaging to learners. Alongside this, we'll be developing additional free teaching support materials.

NVQ updates during 2015 to new National Occupational Standards

Further to revisions to occupational standards by CITB, here's an updated list of NVQs to be amended before 1 June 2015. Some new qualification numbers are available from April, listed below. The specifications will be available on the website shortly.

Please note the planned withdrawal of several qualifications which have had low uptake recently: 

  • Level 1 NVQ in Plastering - withdrawal date now set for 30 April 2015
  • Level 2 NVQ in Sub-Structure Work Occupations
  • Level 2 NVQ in Specialist Concrete Occupations. 

If you have any issues with our intention to close the qualification to new registrations, contact us.

Full list of qualifications planned for change before June 2015

Qualification number Title Change

600/4019/1

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment for 1 May 2015

New qualification number 601/6018/4

600/4016/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Specialist Concrete Occupations - Background Preparation and Profiling (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment for 1 May 2015

New qualification number 601/6020/2

600/4033/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Floorcovering Occupations (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment for 1 May 2015

New qualification number 601/6022/6

600/4068/3

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment for 1 May 2015

New qualification number 601/6019/6

600/9085/6

Level 2 Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membranes Waterproof membranes

Amendment for 1 May 2015

New qualification number 601/6025/1

600/9084/4

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) (QCF)*

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/9086/8

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations (Construction) (QCF)*

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/9840/5

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Highways Maintenance  (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/4008/7

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Erection of Precast Concrete (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/9088/1

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formwork (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/9098/4

Pearson Edexcel  Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Formwork (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/9377/8

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling (Construction) (QCF)

Withdrawal by 30 June 2015

600/4067/1

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Piling Operations (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

601/2260/2

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Diploma Roadbuilding (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/9092/3

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Logistics (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/9373/0

Pearson Edexcel  Level  2 NVQ Diploma in Specialist Concrete Operations (Construction) (QCF)

Withdrawal by 30 June 2015

600/9095/9

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Dip Sub-Structure Work Occupations (Construction) (QCF)

Withdrawal by 30 June 2015

600/4017/8

Pearson Edexcel  Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall and Floor tiling (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/3994/2

Pearson Edexcel  Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wall and Floor tiling (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/3993/0

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/4025/7

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wood Occupations (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/4092/0

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

600/4126/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) (QCF)

Withdrawal by 31 May 2015

600/4031/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by 30 June 2015

New qualification number 601/6021/4

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