CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS & CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES – GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

Qualification overview

The qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in General Construction within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge. Although part of an apprenticeship, this qualification is available outside of an apprenticeship where either the learner’s circumstances prevent them undertaking a full apprenticeship or where their prior skills and knowledge mean they do not require all components of the apprenticeship. In addition, industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace

The learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:

  • Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace
  • Segregating the Area for Highways Works in the Workplace
  • Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace
  • Installing Drainage in the Workplace
  • Reinstating Ground Condition in the Workplace
  • Placing and Compacting Concrete in the Workplace
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace
  • Installing Street Ironwork in the Workplace
  • Preparing and Mixing Concrete and Mortars in the Workplace
  • Providing Temporary Excavation Support in the Workplace
  • Reinstating Excavation and Highway Surfaces in the Workplace
  • Preparing and operating forward tipping dumpers to receive, transport and discharge materials in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating ride-on rollers to compact materials in the workplace
  • Preparing to and directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery in the workplace
  • Preparing for, and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace
  • Slinging and hand signalling the movement of suspended loads in the workplace

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations qualification also has seven associated pathways which you might be interested in viewing:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – Modular Pavement Construction
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – Drainage Construction
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – Excavation & Reinstatement
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – General Building Operations
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – Non-structural Concreting
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – Structural Concreting
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – Laying Kerbs & Channels

There are two other Level 2 NVQ Diplomas in this occupational area

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Highways Maintenance (Construction)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding (Construction)

There are a number of pathways associated with these diplomas, please search for the qualification title within the qualification search.

These NVQ qualifications request the learner to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that you are competent against a set of performance statements. You are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you through your programme of learning.

Progression

This qualification will enable and/or prepare the learner to progress in General Construction and on completion of this qualification, progress into employment in their chosen trade or on to one of the following Cskills Awards qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

This qualification also sits within a Construction Apprenticeship Framework in England and Wales. This qualification can be taken alongside the following qualifications in contribution towards achievement of a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations – General Construction
  • Level 1 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities