Groundwork Level 2 NVQ

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Overview

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma Groundwork and General Construction qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment which means you need to be employed to undertake 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 enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work in General Construction within the construction industry. 

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification. 

Assessment Process 

OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training)

Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification you’re doing. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what’s needed to prove your competence at your trade.

A third party reference (Witness Testimony) can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you do on site and that you are capable of working safely.

Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding

Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used taking into account any of your individual needs.

Timescales

The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate’s ability and availability.

 

Mandatory Units

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

Additional Units

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

There are no formal entry requirements to take this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area, however we do require at least 3 years experience in the trade.

On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.
Industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

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