Construction update April 2019

An update on all that is new in the Construction sector.

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Qualifications

SASE Framework

New Standard & Qualifications

Available/ Notes

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)

Bricklayer Level 2.

Does not mandate an NVQ though Existing NVQ L2 Diploma in Trowel Occupations may be acceptable


BTEC Construction Occupations (bricklaying) may be used, subject to employer acceptance

Standard and Assessment plan approved , EPA in development during 2019.



Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations, BTEC Diploma in Construction Occupations (Carpentry/ Joinery)

Intermediate Construction Building: Wood Occupations

Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpenter, Architectural Joiner).

Existing NVQ L2 Diploma in Wood Occupations is mandated. BTEC Diploma in Construction Occupations (carpentry/ Joinery) may be used

Standard and Assessment Plan approved.


EPA developed by Pearson and available for first assessments September 2019


Note SASE framework ended on 31st December 2018

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.

Standard and Assessment Plan Approved

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction Occupations

Construction Specialist: Plastering

Plasterer

No qualifications specified, though NVQ L3 and existing knowledge qualification may be used, subject to employer acceptance

In development

Standard approved March 17 (Assessment Plan still 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)

Standard and Assessment Plan Available

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.  

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

Live February 2018  

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

Civil Engineering Technician

No specific qualifications are specified

Current Pearson Civil Engineering BTEC National and Civil Engineering competence qualifications, aligned to EngTech, may be acceptable to employers

Live October 2017

A portfolio of evidence signed off by the employer including an element of external verification and assessment.

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

BTEC L3 Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) for knowledge and L3 Diploma for Building Services Engineering Technicians

Live October 2017

A Like-for-like replacement of Pearson qualifications in current framework

L2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations & Civil Engineering Services – Highways Maintenance

Civil Engineering -Highways Maintenance

Highways Maintenance (Skilled Operative)

In development

L2 NVQ Diploma in Formwork

Civil engineering - Formwork

Formworker. The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formwork is anticipated to meet competence requirements for this standard

In development

The above SASE Frameworks are not necessarily withdrawn, even when replacements are available, but are notified centrally here.

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

Live January 2018

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

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)

Live 2018

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

Expected 2018

Building Services Engineering Technician

No direct relationship

BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Expected 2018

Power Network Craftsperson

No direct relationship

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical or general)

Live 2016

Utilities Engineering Technician

No direct relationship

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering (e.g. general, mechanical or electrical)

Live 2016

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