Construction Update July 2017

Mon Jul 31 11:03:00 UTC 2017

This month's Construction update focuses on qualification extensions, withdrawals and amendments.

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Latest Qualification Extensions 

QN Qualification Title Extension date
601/4297/2 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi Trade Repair & Refurbishment Operations 31 December 2017*
500/9536/5 Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management 31 December 2017*
600/0726/6 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Surveying Property and Maintenance 31 December 2017
600/5985/0 Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Construction Management (Sustainability) 31 December 2017

*new version being redeveloped in 2017

Apprenticeship Qualifications - Extensions

Please note that all other apprenticeship qualifications due for review by 31 August 2017 will be extended to ensure they can continue to be used in current SASE Apprenticeships, including:

Qualification Title 
L4 NVQ Construction and Building Services Management and Supervision (Sustainability) 
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers) (QCF) 
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering for Technicians (QCF) 
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Town Planning Technical Support (QCF) 
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations 
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction Plant Operations (QCF) 

BTEC Qualification Extensions (Wales Only)

We plan to extend the following qualifications due to their continued demand in Wales: 

QN Qualification Title
500/8289/9 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Construction and Built Environment (Specialist: Construction) (QCF) 
500/8275/9  Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction and Built Environment (Specialist: Construction) (QCF) 

Qualification Withdrawals 

QN Qualification title Close to new registrations
601/1133/1
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Green Deal Non-domestic Advice 30 September 2017
600/9520/9 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Green Deal Domestic Advice 30 September 2017
601/0615/3 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment 31 December 2017
600/8393/1 Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Environmental Technologies 30 September 2017

Qualification Amendments

Changes due to recent NOS updates

A reminder that the following qualifications are being updated to meet the new National Occupational Standards. This work is being completed during 2017. When new versions are available further info will be issued.

QN Qualification title
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 
601/6020/2  Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in specialist Concrete Operations 

New Level 2 ‘Technicals’ for Post-16 preparation to employment

The following technical qualifications have been developed and will be submitted to Ofqual shortly:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Bricklaying
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Carpentry
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Painting and Decorating

These are 360 guided learning hours and will include grading and externally assessed units to meet new DFE requirements as well as introducing the work skills, client skills and behaviours needed for the industry. We have carried out consultation with employers and centres to ensure these are fit for purpose and intend to submit to the DFE in the September 2017 application window.

For more information please visit our BTEC Level 2 Technicals page.

Previous Qualification Withdrawals due to low uptake

The following qualifications are being set to end as follows:

QN

Qualification title

End Date for New Registrations

600/4070/1

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Post-Tensioning Operations

31/12/2017

601/4793/3

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Specialist Installation Occupations

31/12/2017

601/4772/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Specialist Installation Occupations

31/12/2017

600/7021/3

BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Construction*

Has been extended to  31/10/2017, then to be withdrawn

600/7036/5

BTEC Level 6 Extended Diploma in Construction*

Has been extended to  31/10/2017, then to be withdrawn

600/7022/5

BTEC Level 6 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction*

Has been extended to  31/10/2017, then to be withdrawn

*although these qualifications are set to end in their current form, we would like 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 BTEC Nationals from September 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of new BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment, including Civil Engineering* and Building Services Engineering* specialist qualifications.

These are regulated by Ofqual and have been approved by DFE to meet technical level performance measures.

A full list of qualifications and further information including resources, authorised assignment briefs, sample assessment materials and delivery guides are available on our Construction page

*Awaiting DFE approval July 2017
 

Apprenticeships Update

Please note that new BTEC Nationals will be added into SASE frameworks alongside the existing BTEC Nationals for those who wish to adopt the new versions from September 2017.

New HNC and HND’s in construction are also included in the higher level frameworks. Existing Technical Certificates, NVQ’s and other competence qualifications are being extended to ensure continuity of provision, as above.

Please see current and anticipated product replacements for SASE frameworks to reformed ‘Trailblazer’ standards below.

Note that most standards do not specify mandatory qualifications, but listed below are qualifications that may be suitable as they cover much of the on-programme knowledge/skill requirements. Unless mandated, the choice of a qualification will be down to the employer to agree with providers.

Qualification SASE Framework New Standard & Qualifications Available/Notes

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)

Bricklayer Level 2



In development

Standard approved March 2017 (Assessment Plan still in Development)

 

Existing NVQ L2 Diploma in Trowel Occupations may be acceptable

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

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)

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.  

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

 

In development, standard approved April 17, assessment plan in development

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, but are notified centrally on the GOV.UK website

New Frameworks (where Occupations not previously covered by SASE)
 

Occupation Relationship to Previous Qualifications/SASE Pearson Qualifications/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

In development (Apprenticeship standard approved, assessment plan in development)

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)

In development

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

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.

Find out more information on new funding processes and sign up for our funding newsletter

Loan Fundable qualifications

QN

Qualification title

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)

Free Teaching Resources

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.

View teaching materials and updated workbook (Edexcel Online Log in required)

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

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