June 2015 work based learning and colleges update

Tue Jun 23 23:00:00 UTC 2015

This month's update includes information about BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment; BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (qualification for Labourer’s Green Card); NVQ Updates during 2015 to new National Occupational Standards; Qualification Extensions and Withdrawals; 2015 project updates; and qualifications in housing.

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BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment

We're redeveloping this suite to meet new government technical level requirements and to ensure they are fit for purpose for today’s industry. If you're involved in delivering the current versions, we would very much welcome your input. We are holding focus groups, employer forums and carrying out consultation remotely. Please contact us to be involved.

BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (qualification for Labourer’s Green Card)

Pearson produces a free workbook mapped to the qualification outcomes, used for the purpose of gathering knowledge evidence for the qualification.

This is now available online to all Pearson Centres.

(Edexcel Online login details required)

In 2015, we are also planning to update this resource, refreshing the content and making it more engaging to learners. Alongside this we plan to develop additional free teaching support materials.

IMPORTANT: NVQ updates during 2015 to new National Occupational Standards

Further to revisions to occupational standards by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), we have updated NVQs and transferred centre approval where applicable, as per the list below.

Full list of qualifications updated by June 2015

600/4019/1

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

Amendment for 1 June 2015 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6018/4

600/4016/6

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6020/2

600/4033/6

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

Amendment for 1 May 2015

NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6022/6

600/4068/3

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

Amendment for 1 June 2015 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6019/6

600/9085/6

Level 2 Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membranes Waterproof membranes

Amendment for 1 May 2015 – NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6025/1

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 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6183/8

600/9840/5

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

Amendment by June 2015

NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6179/6

600/4008/7

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

Amendment by June 2015 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6186/3

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 Roadbuilding (Construction) (QCF)

Amendment by June 2015 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6181/4

600/9092/3

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

Amendment by June 2015 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6182/6

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 Dip 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 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6023/8

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 NEW QUALIFICATION NUMBER 601/6023/8

600/4126/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) (QCF)

Withdrawal by May 2015

600/4031/2

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

Amendment by June 2014 NEW QUALFICATION NUMBER 601/6021/4

If you have any queries or concerns on these changes, please contact us.

2015 projects

Pearson is scoping potential developments to take place during 2015. We would greatly appreciate your input into these, especially if you have particular demand from learners or employers to deliver any of the following qualifications, views on the design of them or simply to confirm you support the proposed developments:

Pearson Edexcel Level 6 BTECs in Construction and the Built Environment:

The qualifications are due for review and need to be updated to ensure they are fit for purpose, and offer effective progression routes from current Construction level 5 HND or Higher Apprenticeships.

We're keen to ensure the updated versions can meet the Educational base for IENG professional entry, which the current versions do not, and also are included within new Construction Management Apprenticeships planned for later in the year. We are keen to hear your views on the qualifications, and what demand you would have, if they were updated in this way.

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction Occupations:

The current BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Construction Occupations is due for review in June 2015 and may be withdrawn if there is no evidence of continued demand, particularly for the 19+ age group. Please contact us if you have continued demand for the qualification or you would like to have your say in how the qualification should be updated.

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

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

Qualification withdrawals due to low uptake

We propose to withdraw the following qualifications due to low uptake – please contact us if you have continued demand, or predict an increase in demand for 2015 and 2016. Otherwise they will be closed to new learner registrations according to the following schedule:
 

600/3582/1

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction Occupations

Proposed withdrawal by end June 2015

 600/7906/X

 BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Town Planning Technical Support

Proposed withdrawal by January 2016

600/3490/7

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Plant Maintenance

Proposed withdrawal by September 2015

601/1143/4

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment

Proposed withdrawal by September 2015

Qualification extensions

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations:

This qualification has now been extended to August 2017 to ensure it can continue to underpin apprenticeship frameworks. However we are keen to hear centres’ views on how it should be updated to meet technical knowledge needs after 2017, when reformed apprenticeship frameworks supersede the current ones.

One option is to include the qualification as a technical certificate for 16+ learners, including grading and external assessment and we would welcome your views about this.

Network Construction Operations
Extension requests have been submitted to Ofqual until 29 February 2016 for the following qualifications in this suite:

  • 600/1828/8 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Water) Service Layer
  • 600/1820/3 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Main Layer
  • 600/1814/8 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Repair and Maintenance

Qualifications in Housing

Pearson offer 5 work-based learning qualifications for the housing sector. We have extended the NVQs until 2017; however, we will withdraw the BTECs during the next few months because of low uptake and expiring units.

Housing NVQs

QAN

Title

Review Date

600/1711/9

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Housing

31 January 2017

600/1712/0

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Housing

31 January 2017

Housing BTECs 

QAN

Title

Registration End Date

Certification End Date

600/1893/8

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice

31 March 2016

31 March 2017

600/2932/8

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Housing Practice

31 August 2015

31 August 2016

600/2504/9

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice

30 September 2015

30 September 2017

If you have any queries about the Housing qualifications, please contact us. 

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