February 2015 update

Tue Feb 17 15:54:40 UTC 2015

This month’s construction sector update includes the redevelopment of BTEC National in Construction and the Built Environment, NVQ updates and potential projects for 2015.

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BTEC National in Construction and the Built Environment

We're redeveloping this suite to meet new government technical level requirements and to ensure they're fit for purpose for today’s industry. If you're involved in delivering the current versions, we would very much welcome your input. We're holding focus groups, employer forums and carrying out consultation remotely. Please contact gabriel.staples@pearson.com to get involved.

NVQ Updates during 2015 to new National Occupational Standards

Further to revisions to occupational standards by CITB, below you'll find an updated list of NVQ’s to be amended before 1 June 2015.

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

  • Level 1 NVQ in Plastering, 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, please contact gabriel.staples@pearson.com

Below is the full list of qualifications planned for change before June 2015:

Unit code Qualification name Change date

600/4019/1

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/4016/6

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/4033/6

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/4068/3

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/9085/6

Level 2 Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membranes Waterproof membranes

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/9084/4

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9086/8

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9840/5

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/4008/7

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9088/1

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9098/4

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9377/8

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

Withdrawal by June 2015

600/4067/1

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

Amendment by June 2015

601/2260/2

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9092/3

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9373/0

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

Withdrawal by June 2015

600/9095/9

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

Withdrawal by June 2015

600/4017/8

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/3994/2

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/3993/0

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/4025/7

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/4092/0

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/4126/2

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

Withdrawal by May 2015

If you have any queries or concerns about these changes, please contact gabriel.staples@pearson.com.

2015 Projects

We're currently scoping a number of potential new developments for projects to launch during 2015. We would appreciate your input into this, especially if you have particular demand from learners or employers to deliver any of the following qualifications or simply to confirm you support the proposed developments.

Engineering Surveying Operations Level 2 NVQ

Employers working on the Crossrail project have identified a need for an NVQ to cover the competence of a 'Chain person' role carrying out technical support in construction and civil engineering surveying.

It would provide progression to other technical roles at level 3 in Surveying, covered by existing qualifications e.g. Construction Contracting Operations. Currently there are no qualifications to cover this occupation at level 2. Discussions are in place to develop this as a Trailblazer project under the reformed apprenticeship standards.

Streetworks qualification

We're currently assessing demand for developing a competence qualification leading to the new streetworks act as a licence to practice.

If you have feedback on these, or any other areas in which you would like us to develop qualifications, please contact gabriel.staples@pearson.com.

For more details please contact us on the below number.

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