December 2014 update

30 November 2014

This month’s update includes NVQs to be updated in line with new National Occupational Standards, and potential qualification developments for 2015.

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NVQ updates to new National Occupational Standards during 2015

Following revisions to occupational standards by CITB, here’s an updated list of the NVQs to be amended before 1 June 2015.

Please note that this list includes additions from previous updates, where new Plant Operations units are included as optional units within other qualifications’ structures, therefore requiring minor amendments.

Full list of qualifications planned for change before June 2015 

600/4019/1

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/4016/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Specialist Concrete Occupations - Background Preparation and Profiling (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/4033/6

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/4068/3

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/9082/0

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Highways Maintenance (Incident Support Unit Operations)

Amendment for 1 Nov 2014

600/9085/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membranes

Amendment for 1 May 2015

600/9084/4

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9086/8

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9840/5

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/4008/7

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9088/1

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9098/4

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9377/8

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

Withdrawal by June 2015

600/4067/1

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

Amendment by June 2015

601/2260/2

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9092/3

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/9373/0

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

Withdrawal by June 2015

600/9095/9

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

Withdrawal by June 2015

600/4017/8

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/3994/2

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/3993/0

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/4025/7

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

Amendment by June 2015

600/4092/0

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

Amendment by June 2015

19+ funding for new qualifications

As you may be aware, we require evidence of support from employers or professional bodies in order to secure funding for adult learners for any new qualifications. We still need your employers’ support to secure SFA 19 + stand-alone funding for the following qualifications, which have recently been developed:

Letters of support from employers need to reference the qualification number and title and confirm that the employer supports the qualification as meeting occupational competence requirements in industry for a specific occupation.

2015 projects

We are currently scoping a number of potential new developments for projects to launch during 2015. We would greatly appreciate your input into this, whether you have a particular demand from learners or employers to deliver any of the following qualifications or simply to confirm you support the proposed developments.

Engineering Surveying Operations Level 2 NVQ

Employers working on the Crossrail project have identified a need for an NVQ to cover the competence of a 'Chain person' role carrying out technical support in construction and civil engineering surveying. It would provide progression to other technical roles at level 3 in Surveying, covered by existing qualifications such as Construction Contracting Operations. Currently there are no qualifications to cover this occupation at level 2. Discussions are in place to develop this as a Trailblazer project under the reformed Apprenticeship standards.

Level 3 Building Multi-Trade Refurbishment and Repair NVQ and Technical Certificates

This would offer a progression route from Building Multi-Trade Repair and Refurbishment (which replaced the Building Maintenance NVQ in November 2014).

Streetworks qualification

A competence qualification leading to the new streetworks act as a licence to practice, we’re currently scoping demand to see if this can be developed.

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

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