Construction update October 2016

Wed Oct 19 14:49:00 UTC 2016

The following is an update is for the Construction sector for October 2016. 

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Moving from SASE Apprenticeships to New Standards in Construction 

Current and anticipated product replacements for SASE frameworks to reformed ‘Trailblazer’ standards: 

Qualifications

SASE Framework

New Standard & Qualifications

Available/ Notes

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations

Intermediate Construction Building: Wood Occupations

Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpenter, Architectural Joiner).

Existing NVQ L2 Diploma in Wood Occupations.

In Development

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction Occupations

Advanced Construction Building: Wood Occupations

Advanced Carpentry and Joinery

Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpenter, Architectural Joiner).

Existing NVQ L3 Diploma in Wood Occupations.

In Development

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction Occupations

Construction Specialist: Plastering

Plasterer

No qualifications specified

In development.

NVQ 3 and BTEC L3 may be acceptable route to meet on-programme requirements, (as the standard links to the same CSCS requirements for NVQ), subject to individual employer approval

L2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi Trade Repair/ Refurbishment

Intermediate Construction Building: Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair/ Refurbishment.

Property Maintenance Operative

Portfolio and research assignment (qualifications not mandatory)

Available Now.

Note this is not a like-for-like replacement standard. Construction NVQ e.g. Building Maintenance Multi-Trade/ Wood Occupations / Painting & Decorating can cover much of the skill standards. Clarification is being sought on acceptability with BFIM.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – slinger signaller

Level 2 NVQ Certificate/ Diploma in Construction Plant Operations

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations

Construction Civil Engineering:

Controlling Lifting Operations, and

Construction Plant Operations

Lifting Technician

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – slinger signaller

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Plant Operations (mobile/ tower/ crawler/ crane units)

Approved industry tests to meet knowledge curriculum

Anticipated Sept 16

Note this is not a like-for-like replacement, with two NVQ’s now recommended covering the role of ‘Lifting Technician’.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Surveying, Property and Maintenance

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Surveying)

Surveying

Surveying Technician:

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment/ Subsidiary Diploma  (Surveying pathway)

Available now.

Surveying units/ pathway should be undertaken.

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Site Supervision

Pearson BTEC HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment

Construction Management: Site Supervision

Construction Site Supervisor

Qualifications not mandatory. Portfolio & knowledge evidence against standard.

In Development

BTEC HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment confirmed as acceptable with employer group to meet knowledge requirements.

NVQ L4 Diploma in Site Supervision may meet portfolio evidence requirements subject to mapping & individual employer approval.

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Construction Technical & Professional: Civil Engineering for Technicians

Anticipated: Competence qualifications not mandatory, but existing BTEC still recommended

Anticipated 2017

Likely SV Service for Portfolio to be developed, (centres can get approval to offer to employers) & BTEC L3 Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (Civil Engineering) for knowledge standard

Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering for Technicians

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)

Building Services Engineering Technology & Project Management:

Building Services Engineering Design Technician

Building Services Design Technician

Anticipated: Competence Qualification not mandatory but existing BTEC still recommended.

Anticipated 2017

Expect an SV Service for Portfolio, (centres can get approval to offer to employers) & BTEC L3 Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) for knowledge standard

*Note that the above SASE Frameworks are not necessarily withdrawn, even when replacements are available.

Check removal of apprenticeship frameworks

New Frameworks (where Occupations not previously covered by SASE) 

Occupation

Relationship to Previous Qualifications/ SASE

Pearson Qualification/ Services to meet standard

Available

Steel Fixer

None

NVQ L2 Diploma in Steel Fixing Occupations

In Development

Piling Attendant

None

NVQ L2 Diploma in Piling Operations

In Development

Assembly Technician

None

NVQ L2 Diploma in Erection of Precast Concrete

In Development

Digital Engineering Technician

NVQ 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design,

BTEC L3 Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment

NVQ L3 Diploma in Built Environment Design.

It is anticipated that a revised BTEC L3 Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment will meet this new standard from 2017

Expected September 2016

Rail Engineering Design Technician

A specialist discipline derived from ‘Civil Engineering for Technicians’  SASE Framework in response to employer demand.

BTEC L3 Diploma in Engineering (720) incl. contextualized project unit.

SV Service to meet portfolio evidence requirements, for which centres can seek approval.

September 2015

Transport Planning Technician

A specialist discipline derived from ‘Civil Engineering for Technicians’  SASE F/W in response to employer demand.

BTEC L3 Diploma in Transport Planning for Technicians incl. contextualized project unit.

SV Service to meet portfolio evidence requirements, for which centres can seek approval.

September 2016

New BTEC qualification now Live: Level 3 Diploma in Transport Planning 603/0607/5

Construction Site Engineering Technician

No direct relationship. Possible progression route from Construction Contracting Operations L3 and a relationship to L4 Site Supervision (see above).

BTEC L4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Expected late 2016

Construction Design & Build Technician

No direct relationship. Possible progression route from civil Engineering Design technician at L3.

BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

In Development

Qualification Amendments

Changes due to recent NOS updates

The following qualifications are planned to be updated to meet the new National Occupational Standards, by the end of 2016:

  • 601/4293/5 – Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations & Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations
  • 601/6181/4 – Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations & Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding
  • 601/6179/6 - Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations & Civil Engineering Services – Highways Maintenance
  • 600/3259/5 - Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations
  • 601/6183/8 - Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations
  • 601/4297/2 - Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi Trade Repair & Refurbishment Operations
  • 601/6023/8 - Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations
  • 601/6021/4 - Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Demolition*
*currently investigating demand for this amendment
 

Please note that the current version of the Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management has now been extended until 31 December 2016 whilst we we continue to work on the replacement version.

This replacement meets new National Occupational Standards set by industry but we are still agreeing changes to the units in order to meet our regulatory requirements. Centre approval to the new version will be transferred as soon as the new version is ready and at that point and specifications will be issued online. 

Qualification Extensions

BTEC Level 2 Award and Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment (Specialist: Construction)

These qualifications have been further extended until 31 August 2017 due to continued customer demand. They can continue to be used by providers, particularly as a more practical alternative to BTEC First qualifications, for learners in full or part time education. During 2016 we are developing qualifications to meet new DFE performance measures across a number of practical trades, which will eventually replace these qualifications, see below.

We are considering a further interim extension until September 2017 so that learners can continue to enrol during the 2016/17 academic year, after which it will be replaced by new Level 2 Technical Certificates, below.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations and new, Level 2 ‘Technicals’ for Post-16 preparation to employment:

This BTEC has now been extended to August 2017 to ensure it can continue to underpin apprenticeship frameworks. It has also received approval by the DFE to meet the interim funding measures. However when apprenticeship frameworks reform it will no longer apply to this market, so it will be replaced by new, Level 2 ‘Technicals’ which are practical certificates for 16+ age learners to help prepare for direct entry to employment. This is intended to meet full DFE criteria and as described above will also replace the BTEC ‘Specialist: Construction’ qualifications. Topics will include:

  • Bricklaying
  • Joinery/ Carpentry
  • Painting/ Decorating
It will include grading and external assessment. We have carried out consultation and will continue to do so during early 2016.

Funding 

We plan to continue to apply for qualifications to be eligible for loans. In addition, SFA have automatically reviewed our currently funded, and eligible non-funded qualifications for future 2016/17 funding under ‘local flexibility’ criteria for providers. More information on new funding processes can be found here where you can also sign up for our funding newsletter

Loan Fundable qualifications 

600/0726/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Surveying, Property and Maintenance (QCF)

 

601/4787/8

Pearson Edexcel Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management (QCF)

 

600/7813/3

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering for Technicians (QCF)

 

501/1115/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers) (QCF)

 

601/2500/7

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations (QCF)

 

600/9098/4

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

 

600/3997/8

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) (QCF)

 

601/4232/7

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction) (QCF)

 

601/4776/3

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Supervising Lifts (Construction) (QCF)

 

601/4771/4

Pearson Edexcel Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management (Construction) (QCF)

 

601/2668/1

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Built Environment Design (QCF)

 

600/3994/2

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

 

600/9097/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction) (QCF)

 

600/3263/7

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

 

500/9771/4

Pearson Edexcel Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection (QCF)

 

Qualification Withdrawals due to low uptake

The following qualifications have been set to be closed to new registrations:

QN

Qualification title

End Date for New Registrations

600/3490/7

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Plant Maintenance

Closes to new registrations on 30/04/2016

601/1143/4

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment

Closes to new registrations on 30/04/16

600/2656/X

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction Occupations

Closes to new registrations on 30/04/16

600/7021/3

BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Construction*

Closes to new Registrations on 31/10/2016

600/7036/5

BTEC Level 6 Extended Diploma in Construction*

Closes to new Registrations on 31/10/2016

600/7022/5

BTEC Level 6 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction*

Closes to new Registrations on 31/10/2016

*although these qualifications are set to end in their current form, we intend to replace them with improved content and progression routes for construction managers, to meet the Educational Base of the IENG professional standard.

If you have feedback on these, or any other areas in which you would like Pearson to develop qualifications, or would like to be involved in consultation please email gabriel.staples@pearson.com.

Free Teaching Resources for BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Qualification linking to Green CSCS Labourers’ Card) 

Pearson has updated the workbook, available free to centres to gather knowledge evidence for this qualification. It contains more contextualised case studies, questions and up-to-date scenarios to help both teaching and the gathering of evidence.

We have also developed free teaching materials with images and content designed to aid delivery and provide an engaging learning experience for the learner. This is mapped to each learning outcome and is designed to accompany the workbook.

Materials and workbook for Health and safety in a construction environment (Edexcel Online Log in required)

For more details please contact customer services on 0844 576 0045
 

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