Construction sector update 2016

Mon Sep 19 13:19:00 UTC 2016

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

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Ofqual review of qualifications with low take up

The following qualifications have been identified by Ofqual as having low completions in recent years and they would like us to withdraw them from use in October 2016, unless we can show there is demand from centres.

If you still want to deliver them please contact gabriel.staples@pearson.com.

500/9537/7

Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Built Environment Design and Consultancy Practice (QCF)

600/1814/8

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Repair and Maintenance (QCF)

600/3582/1

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction Occupations (QCF)

600/3999/1

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services (Construction) (QCF)

600/4002/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) (QCF)

600/4071/3

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Preserving - Industrial Pre-treatment (Construction) (QCF)

600/4169/9

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Machining - Construction/Sawmilling Extrusion (Construction) (QCF)

600/7906/X

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Town Planning Technical Support (QCF)

600/8243/4

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Building Services Management and Supervision (Sustainability) (QCF)

600/9081/9

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) (QCF)

600/9371/7

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

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

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.

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

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. Note demand for this amendment is currently being investigated 

Qualification extensions

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

These qualifications have been further extended until 31st 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 16/17 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 is reformed 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 16/17 funding under ‘local flexibility’ criteria for providers.

More information on new funding processes.

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 are set to close 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

Note that:

  • 600/7021/3 BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Construction
  • 600/7036/5 BTEC Level 6 Extended Diploma in Construction
  • 600/7022/5 BTEC Level 6 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction

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 contact gabriel.staples@pearson.com
 

New free teaching resources for BTEC Level 1 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.

Free resources for BTEC Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1

For more details please contact customer services on 0844 576 0045.

 

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