Construction update - December 2021
An update on everything new within the construction sector.
Construction Qualifications in Wales 2022 Onwards
Pearson has just concluded discussions with CITB Wales to ensure selected qualifications remain in apprenticeships (SASW) where there is still a demand and where we are permitted to do so.
After 31 May 2022 only the new QW-commissioned CBE qualifications may be used in apprenticeships and for full time under 19 learners, which Pearson does not award, in particular areas.
For Apprenticeships, these include the following occupations: Bricklaying, Site Carpentry, Timber Frame, Solid Plastering, Painting and Decorating, Wall and Floor Tiling, Roof Slating and Tiling, Civil Engineering Operations, Dry Lining, Plant Operations.
For classroom-based qualifications, a new GCSE and A Level in Construction will replace all equivalent qualifications (such as BTEC) for these sizes (180 and 360 GLH)
We can continue to offer other qualifications in other construction occupations in Wales (e.g. technical, professional, and some occupations not covered above), for the foreseeable future and also BTEC Nationals and Firsts, where they are a different size to the GCSE and A Levels.
Reminder: Qualification Extensions and Withdrawals for 2022
The following qualifications are being extended/ withdrawn as follows. For qualification withdrawals, no new learners registrations will be permitted after the dates indicated.
|QN||Qualification Title||Decision||Extension Date|
|601/2668/1||Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Built Environment Design||Extend||31/12/2023|
|603/0607/5||Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Transport Planning||Extend||31/12/2023|
|500/9771/4||Pearson Edexcel Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection||Extend||31/12/2023|
|600/4084/1||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction Plant Operations||Withdraw 31/12/22|
|500/7707/7||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Principles||Extend||31/12/2023|
|600/3254/6||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations||Extend||31/12/2023|
|600/7813/3||Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering for Technicians||Extend||31/12/2022|
|600/9098/4||Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Formwork (Construction)||Withdraw 31/12/21|
|501/1061/5||Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage||Extend||31/12/2023|
|600/4009/9||Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Fitted Interiors (Construction)||Withdraw 31/12/21|
|601/4772/6||Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction)||Extend||31/12/2023|
|501/1115/2||Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers)||Extend||31/12/2022|
|601/2500/7||Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations||Extend||31/12/2023|
|601/6024/X||Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)||Extend to withdraw 31/12/2022|
|600/8243/4||Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Building Services Management and Supervision (Sustainability)||Extend||31/12/2023|
|601/4232/7||Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction)||Extend||31/12/2023|
|600/5985/0||Pearson Edexcel Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Construction Management (Sustainability)||Extend||31/12/2023|
|601/4787/8||Pearson Edexcel Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management||Extend||31/12/2023|
|603/2898/8||Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment||Extend||31/12/2023|
|600/9088/1||Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formwork (Construction)||Extend||31/12/2023|
|601/6019/6||Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction)||Extend||31/12/2023|
|601/4788/X||Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations (Construction)||Withdraw 31/12/21|
|601/4771/4||Pearson Edexcel Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management (Construction)||Extend||31/12/2023|