March 2015 update

Thu Mar 19 11:54:00 UTC 2015

We're redeveloping the BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment suite to meet new government technical level requirements and to ensure they are fit for purpose for today's industry.

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Do you deliver the current versions of this qualification?

We would very much welcome your input. We're holding focus groups, employer forums and carrying out consultation remotely. 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, you'll find an updated list of NVQs to be amended before 1 June 2015 in the table below. There is a planned withdrawal of the following qualifications, which have had low uptake recently:

  • 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, contact gabriel.staples@pearson.com.

Full list of qualifications planned for change before June 2015

Qualification number Title Planned change

600/4019/1

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

Amendment by 1 May 2015

600/4016/6

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

Amendment by 1 May 2015

600/4033/6

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

Amendment by 1 May 2015

600/4068/3

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

Amendment by 1 May 2015

600/9085/6

Level 2 Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membranes Waterproof Membranes

Amendment by 1 May 2015

600/9084/4

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/9086/8

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/9840/5

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/4008/7

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/9088/1

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/9098/4

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/9377/8

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/4067/1

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

601/2260/2

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/9092/3

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/9373/0

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

Withdrawal by 15 June 2015

600/9095/9

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

Withdrawal by 15 June 2015

600/4017/8

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/3994/2

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/3993/0

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/4025/7

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/4092/0

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

Amendment by 15 June 2015

600/4126/2

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

Withdrawal by 15 June 2015

2015 projects

We're scoping potential developments to take place during 2015. We would greatly appreciate your input into these, especially if you have a particular demand from learners or employers to deliver any of the following qualifications, have a view on the design of them or simply want to confirm that you support the proposed developments:

Pearson Edexcel Level 6 BTECs in Construction and the Built Environment

These qualifications are due for review and need to be updated to ensure they are fit for purpose, and offer effective progression routes from current construction level 5 HND or Higher Apprenticeships. We're keen to ensure the updated versions can meet the educational base for IENG professional entry, which the current versions do not, and also to be included within new construction management apprenticeships planned for later in the year. We're keen to hear your views on the qualifications, and demand you would have, if they were updated in this way.

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction Occupations

The current BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction Occupations is due for review during 2015 and may be withdrawn if there is no evidence of continued demand, particularly for the 19+ age group. Contact Gabriel Staples (gabriel.staples@pearson.com) if you have continued demand for the qualification or you would like to have your say in how the qualification should be updated.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations

This qualification will be extended to ensure it can continue to underpin apprenticeship frameworks. However we are keen to hear centres' views on how it should be updated, to meet technical knowledge needs after 2017, when reformed apprenticeship frameworks supersede the current ones. One option is to include the qualification as a technical certificate for 16+ learners, including grading and external assessment and we would welcome views and input into this.

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

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