Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction Consolidated Assessment Strategy update July 2020
Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment – Craft, Supervisory, Technical, Managerial and Professional National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)
This assessment strategy provides principles and guidance to awarding organisations so the assessment of units within qualifications denoted as NVQs in the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and SVQs in the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) is valid, effective and consistent, and has credibility across the Construction and Built Environment sector. This is a consolidated Construction Skills Assessment Strategy covering construction and the built environment – craft, operative, supervisory, technical, managerial and professional NVQs and SVQs.
These principles are in addition to the requirements that awarding organisations must meet for the delivery of qualifications as required by the qualification regulators’ documentation.
This consolidated assessment strategy provides the overarching principles as systems may vary from one awarding organisation to another. Awarding organisations must consistently put these principles into practice.
Appendix A provides guidance to help awarding organisations incorporate relevant parts of these principle requirements in their documentation.
Appendix B provides additional informationon assessment guidance for awarding organisations relevant to specific NVQ or SVQ qualifications and units.
Appendix C provides guidance on the use of simulation; it is a SSC’s responsibility to define the acceptability of evidence from simulation in the context of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and NVQs/SVQs. Simulation will only usually apply as a result of one or more of the listed constraints.
Appendix D provides guidance on Scottish Vocational Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 and related Industry Skills Tests.
Awarding organisations must make this Strategy and the appendices available to assessors, verifiers, candidates and assessment centres.