August 2015 work based learning and colleges update

25 August 2015

This month's update includes information on funding, BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment, BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, NVQ Updates, 2015 Projects and qualification withdrawals and extensions.

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Funding Update

We are pleased to confirm our recent applications to the SFA for 19+ stand-alone funding have been successful for the following qualifications:

601/6022/6

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

601/6023/8

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

601/6179/6

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

601/6018/4

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

601/6019/6

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

600/9088/1

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

600/9374/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems (Construction) (QCF)

600/3997/8

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

601/2500/7

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

601/4297/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) (QCF)

We are planning to submit further applications in early September for both 19+ Adult funding and DFE Technical Certificate measures (level 2 qualifications for 16-19 year olds). We have approached centres to ask for employer support for specific qualifications, however if there are qualifications that you notice are not funded and want them to be, please contact us

Centres are reminded of the importance of securing employer support for any qualifications, to show they meet occupational requirements for particular roles or prepare learners to enter into employment.

BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment

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

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

Please note that the Pearson produce a free workbook mapped to the qualification outcomes, used for the purpose of gathering knowledge evidence for the qualification. This is now available online to all Pearson Centres. Edexcel online log in details will be needed.

In 2015, Pearson is also planning to update this resource, to refresh the content and make it more engaging to learners. Alongside this we plan to develop additional free teaching support materials.

IMPORTANT: NVQ Updates during 2015 to new National Occupational Standards

Further to revisions to occupational standards by CITB, we have updated NVQ’s and transferred centre approval where applicable, as per the list below

Full List of Qualifications updated

600/4019/1

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

Amendment for 1st June 15 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 1st May 15 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6020/2

600/4033/6

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

Amendment for 1st May 15

NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6022/6

600/4068/3

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

Amendment for 1st June 15 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6019/6

600/9085/6

Level 2 Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membranes Waterproof membranes

Amendment for 1st May 15 – NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6025/1

600/9084/4

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

Amendment by June 15

600/9086/8

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

Amendment by June 15 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6183/8

600/9840/5

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

Amendment by June 15

NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6179/6

600/4008/7

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

Amendment by June 15 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6186/3

600/9088/1

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

Amendment by June 15

600/9098/4

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

Amendment by June 15

600/9377/8

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

Withdrawal by June 15

600/4067/1

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

Amendment by June 15

601/2260/2

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

Amendment by June 15 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6181/4

600/9092/3

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

Amendment by June 15 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6182/6

600/9373/0

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

Withdrawal by June 15

600/9095/9

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

Withdrawal by June 15

600/4017/8

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

Amendment by June 15

600/3994/2

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

Amendment by June 15

600/3993/0

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

Amendment by June 15 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6023/8

600/4025/7

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

Amendment by June 15

600/4092/0

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

Amendment by June 15 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6023/8

600/4126/2

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

Withdrawal by May 15

600/4031/2

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

Amendment by June 2014 NEW QUALFICATION NUMBER 601/6021/4

If you have any queries or concerns on these changes, please contact us.

2015 Projects

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

Pearson Edexcel Level 6 BTECs in Construction and the Built Environment:

The 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. Pearson is 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 2016. We are keen to hear centre views on the qualifications, and demand you would have, if they were updated in this way.

If you have feedback on these or any other areas in which you would like Pearson to develop qualifications please contact us

For more details please contact customer services on 0844 576 0045

Qualification Withdrawals due to low uptake

We propose to withdraw the following qualifications due to low uptake – please contact gabriel.staples@pearson.com if you have continued demand, or predict an increase in demand for 2015 and 2016, otherwise they will be closed to new learner registrations according to the following schedule:
 

600/3490/7

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Plant Maintenance

Proposed withdrawal by end February 2016

601/1143/4

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment

Proposed withdrawal by end February 2016

600/2656/X

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction Occupations

Proposed withdrawal by end December 2015

Qualification Extensions

  • BTEC Level 2 Award and Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment (Specialist: Construction)
    We are planning to extend these qualifications till August 2017
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction Occupations:
    We are planning to extend this qualification so that it can continue to be used in advanced apprenticeships
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations:
    This qualification has now been extended to August 2017 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.
     
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