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Construction Civil

Engineering
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Information on the Issuing Authority for this framework:
Construction Skills
The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in construction.
Short description
The construction industry has had for many years an Apprenticeship programme covering civil
engineering occupations. This framework will help to attract, retain and develop talent into a
range of Civil Engineering occupations at Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (level 3) in
Construction Civil Engineering and provide progression to supervisory and management level
in order to provide the industry with a well trained productive workforce. .
Construction Civil Engineering
This framework includes:
Level 2
Level 3
Issue number: 1
Framework ID:
FR00218
Date this framework is to be reviewed
by: 31/08/2012
This framework is for use in: England
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Contact information
Proposer of this framework
N/A
Developer of this framework
Name: Neil Hartis MBE
Organisation: ConstructionSkills
Organisation type: Sector Skills Council
Job title: Framework Developer
Phone: Mobile 07736796461 Office 03004567395
Email: neil.hartis@cskills.org
Postal address: ConstructionSkills
Skills Strategy
Bircham Newton
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE31 6RH
Website: www.cskills.org
Issuing Authority's contact details
Issued by: Construction Skills
Issuer contact name: Tony Batchelor
Issuer phone: 0300 456 7485
Issuer email: tony.batchelor@cskills.org
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Purpose of this framework
Summary of the purpose of the framework
Construction Civil Engineering framework has a role in supplying a qualified workforce to small
and medium enterprises (SMEs). The vast majority of companies in the sector are small, with
over 97% employing fewer than 25 people. Only 1% of sector businesses employ more than
60 people, although these firms carry out a disproportionate share of the work by value.
Over one-third (38%) of the construction workforce in England is self-employed.
Self-employment is particularly high in the main craft trades where it averages around 60% of
the workforce, and is also highly concentrated in some regions. Regional analysis shows
proportions of self-employment above 40% in London, the East, and South East, as well as the
West Midlands.
There are 1,817,049 employees in construction in England, and by the year 2015, a further
38,630 new recruits will be needed to fill the posts of those that retire or leave the industry.
The following is the annual recruitment for Construction Civil Engineering for the period 2011
to 2015.
Civil engineering operatives 680
Plant Operatives 930
Plant Mechanics/Fitters 410
Civil Engineers 1380
Construction professionals and technical staff 1,000
Construction Managers 3,200
The priorities for the sector for 2010 to 2014 are to:
improve productivity
attract, retain and develop talent
increase diversity
improve supervisory, management and leadership skills
collaborate with employers and stakeholders.
An Apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the
requirements of a ConstructionSkills' approved framework. This enables them to develop skills
and knowledge which they can then demonstrate and evidence in a real construction
environment.
The Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeships in Civil Engineering
occupations have been meeting the needs of employers since the mid 1990s.
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This apprenticeship has been developed to help meet the skills priorities of the industry and for
England by:
continuing to provide qualifications required by employers to help their business grow
by providing a flexible entry route to attract applicants from a under represented groups
by including literacy, numeracy, problem solving and employability skills to develop the
confidence of apprentices to take with them throughout their working life
meeting the requirements of the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England
(SASE).
This framework includes the following occupations at Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced
(Level 3) in Construction Civil Engineering.
Intermediate (Level 2)
Construction Operations
.Formwork Occupations
.Highways Maintenance
.Plant Maintenance
.Plant Operations
Advanced (Level 3)
Plant Maintenance

Aims and objectives of this framework (England)
The aim of this framework is to attract, retain and develop talent into a range of Civil
Engineering occupations at Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) in Construction Civil
Engineering and provide progression to supervisory and management level, in order to provide
the industry with a well trained productive workforce.
1. Attract new people from a range of diverse backgrounds into Construction Civil
Engineering to broaden the industry talent pool in England.
2. To provide broad-based training for a range of occupations in Construction Civil Engineering
in order to retain staff and increase productivity.
3. To provide a structured career path for Construction Civil Engineering occupations
to progress to higher level jobs using further and higher education.

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Entry conditions for this framework
There are a variety of ways to enter an apprenticeship in Construction Civi Engineering, for
example:
step into construction
the women and work sector pathways initiative (W&WSPI)
previously worked in construction e.g. as a labourer
completed a young apprenticeship scheme (14-16) in construction
achieved a Construction and Built Environment Diploma (1419)
Functional Skills English and Maths, or Key Skills Application of Number and Communication
Foundation Learning Tier (a Civil Engineering occupation at Level 1)
A Levels and GCSEs
work experience and a positive attitude
Construction Youth Trust that supports young peoples journey to work
Have a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job (moving and
handling resources, placing and fixing materials)
RULES TO AVOID REPEATING QUALIFICATIONS
Processes exist to make sure that applicants with prior knowledge, qualifications and
experience are not disadvantaged by having to repeat learning. Training providers and
awarding organisations will be able to advise on the current rules for accrediting prior learning
and recognising prior experience.
An Intermediate(Level 2) Apprenticeship and Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship framework
must specify that an apprentice must achieve (or have achieved) Functional Skills/GCSE (with
enhanced functional content) and Key Skills these are listed under Transferable Skills in this
framework document
Knowledge qualifications: If applicants already have one of the Intermediate (Level 2) or
Advanced (Level 3) Knowledge Qualifications before starting their apprenticeship (see
knowledge qualifications page), they can count this and do not have to redo the qualification,
providing that they have achieved this qualification within five years of starting the
apprenticeship. The hours they spent gaining the qualification will also count towards the
minimum hours required for this framework.
Competence qualifications: If applicants already have the Intermediate (Level 2) or Advanced
(Level 3) Competence Qualification (see competence qualifications page) for the
apprenticeship they cannot count this, it must be achieved as part of the apprenticeship.
Prior experience: Applicants already working in the sector may be able to have their prior
experience recognised by the Awarding Organisation, and this will count towards the
competence and knowledge within this framework.
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competence and knowledge within this framework.
Initial Assessment
Training providers and employers will use initial assessment to ensure that applicants have a
fair opportunity to demonstrate their ability, and to tailor programmes to meet individual
needs whilst recognising prior qualifications and experience. Training providers will be able to
use Access to Work funding to support apprentices, for example, with additional coaching and
mentoring.
Entry to an apprenticeship scheme will usually involve a skills learning exercise. This exercise
is not a barrier to entry to the apprenticeship, but has been put in place to gauge the
candidates ability for the apprenticeship, and enable extra support and guidance to be given to
the candidate if required.
Apprentices in the framework can expect to be continually assessed to gauge their suitability
for progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) In some occupational areas
apprentices would be expected to work at height and outside in all seasonal weather
conditions. They could also be expected to travel to sites or in some cases, stay in lodgings
whilst working away from home.

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Title for this framework at level 2
Intermediate Apprenticeship in
Construction Civil Engineering

Pathwaysforthisframeworkatlevel2
Pathway 1:
Construction Operations
Pathway 2:
Formwork Occupations
Pathway 3:
Highways Maintenance
Pathway 4:
Plant Maintenance
Pathway 5:
Plant Operations
Level 2
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Description of this pathway
Construction Civil Engineering (Construction Operations) Diploma 134 Credits
Construction Civil Engineering(Construction Operations) Certificate 118 Credits
Credit breakdown (Diploma) is Competence Qualification 47, Knowledge Qualification 77,
Functional SKills or Key Skills 10 = 134 credits
Credit breakdown (Certificate) is Competence Qualification 31, Knowledge Qualification 77,
Functional Skills or Key Skills 10 = 118 credits
Entry requirements for this pathway in addition to the framework entry
requirements
N/A
Level 2, Pathway 1: Construction Operations
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Job title(s) Job role(s)


Construction Operative
Working on a construction site or public place, laying drainage,
placing street iron works, laying pavements and excavating holes and
trenches.
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Qualifications
Competence qualifications available to this pathway
C1 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations (Construction)
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C1a 500/8977/8 Cskills Awards 47 157 N/A
C1b 500/9336/8 Edexcel 47 157 N/A
C1c 501/2362/2 SQA 47 157 N/A
C2 - Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Construction Operations
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C2a 500/8975/4 Cskills Awards 31 104 N/A
C2b 500/9129/3 Edexcel 31 104 N/A
C2c 501/2331/2 SQA 31 104 N/A
Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway
K1 - Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations -General Construction
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K1a 500/4258/0 Cskills Awards 77 770 N/A
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Combined qualifications available to this pathway
N/A
Notes on competence and knowledge qualifications (if any)
K1 provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for C1 and C2
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Transferable skills (England)
Functional Skills / GCSE (with enhanced functional content) and Key Skills (England)
English
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in English 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) E 5
Key Skills qualification in Literacy achieved either before September 2013 as
part of the Apprenticeship, or...*
1 5
GCSE Qualification in English* C N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature* E N/A
GCSE or O' Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Literature** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.

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Mathematics
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) in Mathematics E 5
Key Skills qualification in Application of Number achieved either before
September 2013 as part of the Apprenticeship, or... *
1 5
GCSE qualification in Mathematics* C N/A
A' level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics* E N/A
A'Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics* E N/A
GCSE or O'Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.
Inclusion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
EmployersagreedthatInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)wasnotrequiredfor
practicaloccupationsandcouldbeabarriertoachievement.
Progression routes into and from this pathway
Progressionintothispathway
Thiswillbefromavarietyofroutes,including:
workexperienceandapositiveattitude
previouslyworkedinconstructione.g.asalabourer
completedayoungapprenticeshipscheme(14-16)inconstruction
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achievedaConstructionandBuiltEnvironmentDiploma(1419)
ConstructionYouthTrustthatsupportsyoungpeoplesjourneytowork
havingachievedFunctionalSkillsEnglishandMaths,orKeySkillsApplicationofNumberand
Communication
completedafoundationlearningprogramme(includingaCivilEngineeringoccupationat
Level1)
ALevelsandGCSEs.

Progressionfromthispathway
ThereisnotanAdvancedApprenticeship(Level3)forConstructionOperationsasrequirements
oftheoccupationalareaarecoveredatthislevel.Howeveraftergainingworkexperiencethere
areopportunitiestoprogressintoPlantOperationsrelatedtoConstructionOperationsandalso
occupationalworksupervision,managementortechnicalsupportareas.

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Delivery and assessment of employee rights
and responsibilities
DeliveryofERR
ConstructionSkillsERRisaninductionprogrammefordirectentrantsandwillbedeliveredas
knowledgewithinalllevelsoftheframework.Thereisatrainingspecificationat
http://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspxwhichmustbeused
byprovidersdeliveringERR.ThecontentofERRdeliveryisasfollows:

1Thecandidateknowsthattheemployersandemployeeshavearangeofstatutoryrightsand
responsibilitiesunderEmploymentLawandtheemploymentcanbeaffectedbyother
legislationaswell.
2Thecandidateknowsthatthereareproceduresanddocumentationintheirorganisation
whichrecogniseandprotecttheirrelationshipwiththeiremployer.
3Thecandidateknowstherearearangeofsourcesofinformationandadviceavailableto
themontheiremploymentrightsandresponsibilities.
4Thecandidateunderstandstheroleplayedbytheiroccupationwithintheirorganisationand
industry.
5Thecandidatehasaninformedviewofthetypesofcareerpathwaysthatareopentothem.
6Thecandidateknowsthetypesofrepresentativebodiesrelevanttotheirindustryand
organisation,andtheirmainrolesandresponsibilities.
7Thecandidateknowswhereandhowtogetinformationandadviceontheirindustry,
occupation,trainingandcareer.
8Thecandidatecandescribeandworkwithintheirorganisationprinciplesandcodesof
practice.
9Thecandidaterecognisesandcanformaviewonissuesofpublicconcernthataffecttheir
organisationandindustry.
EvidenceofERR
ConstructionSkillswillacceptonlyonemethodofrecordingERR.Thismustbeintheformatof
acertificateprovidedbytrainingproviders/colleges,showingtheirlogo,andwitheachofthe
nineitemslistedabovesignedoffbythetutorandcandidate.Thecertificatemustbepresented
toConstructionSkillswhenclaimingtheframeworkcompletioncertificate.Thisformatand
requirementisathttp://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspx.
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ApprenticeswhohaveachievedatIntermediate(Level2)donothavetorepeatatAdvanced
(Level3).

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Description of this pathway
Construction Civil Engineering(Formwork Occupations) 128 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 43, Knowledge Qualification 75, Functional SKills
or Key Skills 10 = 128 credits

Entry requirements for this pathway in addition to the framework entry
requirements
N/A
Level 2, Pathway 2: Formwork Occupations
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Job title(s) Job role(s)


Formworker
Working on construction sites moving and handling resources to fabricate
and repair forms, erecting formwork prior to concrete pours and striking
formwork after concrete pours.
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Qualifications
Competence qualifications available to this pathway
C1 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formwork Occupations (Construction)
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C1a 500/9095/1 Cskills Awards 43 144 N/A
C1b 500/9153/0 Edexcel 43 144 N/A
Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway
K1 - Level 2 Diploma in Formwork
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K1a 500/4257/9 Cskills Awards 75 750 N/A
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Combined qualifications available to this pathway
N/A
Notes on competence and knowledge qualifications (if any)
"K1 provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for C1
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Transferable skills (England)
Functional Skills / GCSE (with enhanced functional content) and Key Skills (England)
English
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in English 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) E 5
Key Skills qualification in Literacy achieved either before September 2013 as
part of the Apprenticeship, or...*
1 5
GCSE Qualification in English* C N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature* E N/A
GCSE or O' Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Literature** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.

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Mathematics
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) in Mathematics E 5
Key Skills qualification in Application of Number achieved either before
September 2013 as part of the Apprenticeship, or... *
1 5
GCSE qualification in Mathematics* C N/A
A' level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics* E N/A
A'Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics* E N/A
GCSE or O'Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.
Inclusion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
EmployersagreedthatInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)wasnotrequiredfor
practicaloccupationsandcouldbeabarriertoachievement.
Progression routes into and from this pathway
Progressionintothispathway
Thiswillbefromavarietyofroutes,including:
workexperienceandapositiveattitude
previouslyworkedinconstructione.g.asalabourer
completedayoungapprenticeshipscheme(14-16)inconstruction
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achievedaConstructionandBuiltEnvironmentDiploma(1419)
ConstructionYouthTrustthatsupportsyoungpeoplesjourneytowork
havingachievedFunctionalSkillsEnglishandMaths,orKeySkillsApplicationofNumberand
Communication
completedafoundationlearningprogramme(includingaCivilEngineeringoccupationat
Level1)
ALevelsandGCSEs.

Progressionfromthispathway
ThereisnotanAdvancedApprenticeship(Level3)forFormworkOperationsasrequirementsof
theoccupationalareaarecoveredatthislevel.Howeveraftergainingworkexperiencethere
areopportunitiestoprogressintooccupationalworksupervision,managementortechnical
supportareas.

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Delivery and assessment of employee rights
and responsibilities
DeliveryofERR
ConstructionSkillsERRisaninductionprogrammefordirectentrantsandwillbedeliveredas
knowledgewithinalllevelsoftheframework.Thereisatrainingspecificationat
http://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspxwhichmustbeused
byprovidersdeliveringERR.ThecontentofERRdeliveryisasfollows:

1Thecandidateknowsthattheemployersandemployeeshavearangeofstatutoryrightsand
responsibilitiesunderEmploymentLawandtheemploymentcanbeaffectedbyother
legislationaswell.
2Thecandidateknowsthatthereareproceduresanddocumentationintheirorganisation
whichrecogniseandprotecttheirrelationshipwiththeiremployer.
3Thecandidateknowstherearearangeofsourcesofinformationandadviceavailableto
themontheiremploymentrightsandresponsibilities.
4Thecandidateunderstandstheroleplayedbytheiroccupationwithintheirorganisationand
industry.
5Thecandidatehasaninformedviewofthetypesofcareerpathwaysthatareopentothem.
6Thecandidateknowsthetypesofrepresentativebodiesrelevanttotheirindustryand
organisation,andtheirmainrolesandresponsibilities.
7Thecandidateknowswhereandhowtogetinformationandadviceontheirindustry,
occupation,trainingandcareer.
8Thecandidatecandescribeandworkwithintheirorganisationprinciplesandcodesof
practice.
9Thecandidaterecognisesandcanformaviewonissuesofpublicconcernthataffecttheir
organisationandindustry.
EvidenceofERR
ConstructionSkillswillacceptonlyonemethodofrecordingERR.Thismustbeintheformatof
acertificateprovidedbytrainingproviders/colleges,showingtheirlogo,andwitheachofthe
nineitemslistedabovesignedoffbythetutorandcandidate.Thecertificatemustbepresented
toConstructionSkillswhenclaimingtheframeworkcompletioncertificate.Thisformatand
requirementisathttp://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspx.
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ApprenticeswhohaveachievedatIntermediate(Level2)donothavetorepeatatAdvanced
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Description of this pathway
ConstructionCivilEngineering(HighwaysMaintenance)Diploma130Credits
ConstructionCivilEngineering(HighwaysMaintenance)Certificate118Credits

Creditbreakdown(Diploma)isCompetenceQualification39,KnowledgeQualification81,
FunctionalSKillsorKeySkills10=130credits
Creditbreakdown(Certificate)isCompetenceQualification27,KnowledgeQualification81,
FunctionalSKillsorKeySkills10=118credits

Entry requirements for this pathway in addition to the framework entry


requirements
N/A
Level2,Pathway3:HighwaysMaintenance
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Job title(s) Job role(s)


Highways Maintenance
Operative
Working in a public place or Highway, repairing surfaces, laying
drainage,placing street iron works, kerbs, pavements, installing vechicle
safety fencing on highways, excavating and repairing.
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Qualifications
Competence qualifications available to this pathway
C1 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Highways Maintenance (Construction)
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C1a 500/9058/6 Cskills Awards 39 130 N/A
C1b 500/9394/0 Edexcel 39 130 N/A
C1c 600/1366/7 SQA 39 130 N/A
C2 - Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Highways Maintenance (Construction)
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C2a 500/9108/6 Cskills Awards 27 90 N/A
C2b 500/9271/6 Edexcel 27 90 N/A
C2c 600/1365/5 SQA 27 90 N/A
Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway
K1 - Level 2 Diploma in Highways Maintenance Excavation Operations
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K1a 500/4240/3 Cskills Awards 81 810 N/A
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Combined qualifications available to this pathway
N/A
Notes on competence and knowledge qualifications (if any)
K1 provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for C1"
K1 provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for C2 but not for Incident
Support Operations pathway.
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Transferable skills (England)
Functional Skills / GCSE (with enhanced functional content) and Key Skills (England)
English
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in English 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) E 5
Key Skills qualification in Literacy achieved either before September 2013 as
part of the Apprenticeship, or...*
1 5
GCSE Qualification in English* C N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature* E N/A
GCSE or O' Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Literature** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.

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Mathematics
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) in Mathematics E 5
Key Skills qualification in Application of Number achieved either before
September 2013 as part of the Apprenticeship, or... *
1 5
GCSE qualification in Mathematics* C N/A
A' level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics* E N/A
A'Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics* E N/A
GCSE or O'Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.
Inclusion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
EmployersagreedthatInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)wasnotrequiredfor
practicaloccupationsandcouldbeabarriertoachievement.
Progression routes into and from this pathway
Progressionintothispathway
Thiswillbefromavarietyofroutes,including:
workexperienceandapositiveattitude
previouslyworkedinconstructione.g.asalabourer
completedayoungapprenticeshipscheme(14-16)inconstruction
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achievedaConstructionandBuiltEnvironmentDiploma(1419)
ConstructionYouthTrustthatsupportsyoungpeoplesjourneytowork
havingachievedFunctionalSkillsEnglishandMaths,orKeySkillsApplicationofNumberand
Communication
completedafoundationlearningprogramme(includingaCivilEngineeringoccupationat
Level1)
ALevelsandGCSEs.

Progressionfromthispathway
ThereisnotanAdvancedApprenticeship(Level3)forHighwaysMaintenanceasrequirements
oftheoccupationalareaarecoveredatthislevel.Howeveraftergainingworkexperiencethere
areopportunitiestoprogressontoaLevel3NVQDiplomainConstructionSiteSupervision
HighwaysandMaintenanceRepairoroccupationalworksupervision,managementortechnical
supportareas.

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......... Pathway 3
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apprenticeship
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Delivery and assessment of employee rights
and responsibilities
DeliveryofERR
ConstructionSkillsERRisaninductionprogrammefordirectentrantsandwillbedeliveredas
knowledgewithinalllevelsoftheframework.Thereisatrainingspecificationat
http://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspxwhichmustbeused
byprovidersdeliveringERR.ThecontentofERRdeliveryisasfollows:

1Thecandidateknowsthattheemployersandemployeeshavearangeofstatutoryrightsand
responsibilitiesunderEmploymentLawandtheemploymentcanbeaffectedbyother
legislationaswell.
2Thecandidateknowsthatthereareproceduresanddocumentationintheirorganisation
whichrecogniseandprotecttheirrelationshipwiththeiremployer.
3Thecandidateknowstherearearangeofsourcesofinformationandadviceavailableto
themontheiremploymentrightsandresponsibilities.
4Thecandidateunderstandstheroleplayedbytheiroccupationwithintheirorganisationand
industry.
5Thecandidatehasaninformedviewofthetypesofcareerpathwaysthatareopentothem.
6Thecandidateknowsthetypesofrepresentativebodiesrelevanttotheirindustryand
organisation,andtheirmainrolesandresponsibilities.
7Thecandidateknowswhereandhowtogetinformationandadviceontheirindustry,
occupation,trainingandcareer.
8Thecandidatecandescribeandworkwithintheirorganisationprinciplesandcodesof
practice.
9Thecandidaterecognisesandcanformaviewonissuesofpublicconcernthataffecttheir
organisationandindustry.
EvidenceofERR
ConstructionSkillswillacceptonlyonemethodofrecordingERR.Thismustbeintheformatof
acertificateprovidedbytrainingproviders/colleges,showingtheirlogo,andwitheachofthe
nineitemslistedabovesignedoffbythetutorandcandidate.Thecertificatemustbepresented
toConstructionSkillswhenclaimingtheframeworkcompletioncertificate.Thisformatand
requirementisathttp://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspx.
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...... level 2
......... Pathway 3
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
ApprenticeswhohaveachievedatIntermediate(Level2)donothavetorepeatatAdvanced
(Level3).

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......... Pathway 4
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Description of this pathway
Construction Civil Engineering(Plant Maintenance) 190 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 95 , Knowledge Qualification 85, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 190 credits

Entry requirements for this pathway in addition to the framework entry
requirements
N/A
Level 2, Pathway 4: Plant Maintenance
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Job title(s) Job role(s)


Plant Mechanic
Working on a construction site or in a workshop repairing vehicles for
various construction operations such as excavators, earth movers, folklifts,
telescopic handlers and dumper trucks.
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......... Pathway 4
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Qualifications
Competence qualifications available to this pathway
C1 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Maintenance (Construction)
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C1a 500/9114/1 Cskills Awards 95 316 N/A
C1b 500/9161/X Edexcel 95 316 N/A
C1c 600/1559/7 SQA 95 316 N/A
Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway
K1 - Level 2 Diploma in Plant Maintenance
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K1a 501/0671/5 Cskills Awards 85 831 N/A
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......... Pathway 4
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Combined qualifications available to this pathway
N/A
Notes on competence and knowledge qualifications (if any)
K1 provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for C1
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......... Pathway 4
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Transferable skills (England)
Functional Skills / GCSE (with enhanced functional content) and Key Skills (England)
English
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in English 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) E 5
Key Skills qualification in Literacy achieved either before September 2013 as
part of the Apprenticeship, or...*
1 5
GCSE Qualification in English* C N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature* E N/A
GCSE or O' Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Literature** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.

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...... level 2
......... Pathway 4
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Mathematics
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) in Mathematics E 5
Key Skills qualification in Application of Number achieved either before
September 2013 as part of the Apprenticeship, or... *
1 5
GCSE qualification in Mathematics* C N/A
A' level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics* E N/A
A'Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics* E N/A
GCSE or O'Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.
Inclusion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
EmployersagreedthatInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)wasnotrequiredfor
practicaloccupationsandcouldbeabarriertoachievement.
Progression routes into and from this pathway
Progressionintothispathway
Thiswillbefromavarietyofroutes,including:
workexperienceandapositiveattitude
previouslyworkedinconstructione.g.asalabourer
completedayoungapprenticeshipscheme(14-16)inconstruction
40
... Construction Civil Engineering
...... level 2
......... Pathway 4
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
achievedaConstructionandBuiltEnvironmentDiploma(1419)
ConstructionYouthTrustthatsupportsyoungpeoplesjourneytowork
havingachievedFunctionalSkillsEnglishandMaths,orKeySkillsApplicationofNumberand
Communication
completedafoundationlearningprogramme(includingaCivilEngineeringoccupationat
Level1)
ALevelsandGCSEs.
Progressionfromthispathway
PlantMaintenance(PlantMechanic)hasawiderangeofopportunitiesthatapprenticescanbe
involvedwithinastructuredcareerpath,workingonaconstructionsiteorworkshoprepairing
machinerythatisvitaltotheconstructionprogrammeofwork.Thisapprenticeshipwillenable
progressionto:
AdvancedApprenticeship(Level3)inPlantMaintenance.
Aftergainingworkexperienceinthechosenoccupationalareatherearealsoopportunitiesto
progressintooccupationalworksupervision,managementortechnicalsupportareas.

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......... Pathway 4
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Delivery and assessment of employee rights
and responsibilities
DeliveryofERR
ConstructionSkillsERRisaninductionprogrammefordirectentrantsandwillbedeliveredas
knowledgewithinalllevelsoftheframework.Thereisatrainingspecificationat
http://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspxwhichmustbeused
byprovidersdeliveringERR.ThecontentofERRdeliveryisasfollows:

1Thecandidateknowsthattheemployersandemployeeshavearangeofstatutoryrightsand
responsibilitiesunderEmploymentLawandtheemploymentcanbeaffectedbyother
legislationaswell.
2Thecandidateknowsthatthereareproceduresanddocumentationintheirorganisation
whichrecogniseandprotecttheirrelationshipwiththeiremployer.
3Thecandidateknowstherearearangeofsourcesofinformationandadviceavailableto
themontheiremploymentrightsandresponsibilities.
4Thecandidateunderstandstheroleplayedbytheiroccupationwithintheirorganisationand
industry.
5Thecandidatehasaninformedviewofthetypesofcareerpathwaysthatareopentothem.
6Thecandidateknowsthetypesofrepresentativebodiesrelevanttotheirindustryand
organisation,andtheirmainrolesandresponsibilities.
7Thecandidateknowswhereandhowtogetinformationandadviceontheirindustry,
occupation,trainingandcareer.
8Thecandidatecandescribeandworkwithintheirorganisationprinciplesandcodesof
practice.
9Thecandidaterecognisesandcanformaviewonissuesofpublicconcernthataffecttheir
organisationandindustry.
EvidenceofERR
ConstructionSkillswillacceptonlyonemethodofrecordingERR.Thismustbeintheformatof
acertificateprovidedbytrainingproviders/colleges,showingtheirlogo,andwitheachofthe
nineitemslistedabovesignedoffbythetutorandcandidate.Thecertificatemustbepresented
toConstructionSkillswhenclaimingtheframeworkcompletioncertificate.Thisformatand
requirementisathttp://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspx.
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...... level 2
......... Pathway 4
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
ApprenticeswhohaveachievedatIntermediate(Level2)donothavetorepeatatAdvanced
(Level3).

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apprenticeship
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Description of this pathway
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Groundworks 80 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 25, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 80 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Building Construction 74 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 19, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 74 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Earthmoving Civils 79 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 24, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 79 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Cranes Lifting 78 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 23, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 78 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Demolition 70 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 15, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 70 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma)Piling 80 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 25, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 80 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Land Based 75 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 20, Functional
Level 2, Pathway 5: Plant Operations
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SKills or Key Skills 10 = 75 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Materials Handling 76 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 21, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 76 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Road Maintenance 75 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 20, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 75 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Diploma) Waste Recycling 76 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 45 , Knowledge Qualification 21, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 76 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate) Groundworks 52 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 25, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 52 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate) Building Construction 46 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 19, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 46 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate) Earthmoving Civils 51 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 24, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 51 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate) Cranes Lifting 50 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 23, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 50 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate)Piling 52 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 25, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 52 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate) Land Based 47 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 20, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 47 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate) Materials Handling 48 Credits
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Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 21, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 48 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate) Road Maintenance 47 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 20, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 47 credits
Construction Civil Engineering (Plant Operations Certificate) Waste Recycling 48 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 17 , Knowledge Qualification 21, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 48 credits

Entry requirements for this pathway in addition to the framework entry
requirements
N/A
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Job title(s) Job role(s)


Plant Operator
Working on a construction site, public place or highway operating
machinery that transfer loads, excavate. lift and move materials to
given specifications.
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......... Pathway 5
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apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Qualifications
Competence qualifications available to this pathway
C1 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction)
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C1a 500/9420/8 Cskills Awards 45 150 N/A
C1b 500/9641/2 Edexcel 45 150 N/A
C1c 500/8319/3 Lantra Awards 45 150 N/A
C1d 501/1007/X EDI 45 150 N/A
C1e 501/2337/2 SQA 45 150 N/A
C2 - Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C2a 500/9447/6 Cskills Awards 17 57 N/A
C2b 500/9642/4 Edexcel 17 57 N/A
C2c 500/8341/7 Lantra Awards 17 57 N/A
C2d 501/1118/8 EDI 17 57 N/A
C2e 501/2336/1 SQA 17 57 N/A

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Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway(cont.)
Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway
K1 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Groundworks
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K1a 500/6364/9 Cskills Awards 25 199 N/A
K2 - Level 2 Certificate In Plant Operations - Building Construction
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K2a 500/6421/6 Cskills Awards 19 129 N/A
K3 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Earthmoving Civils
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K3a 500/6422/8 Cskills Awards 24 182 N/A
K4 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Cranes Lifting
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K4a 500/6363/7 Cskills Awards 23 168 N/A
K5 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Demolition
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
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......... Pathway 5
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
K5a 500/6148/6 Cskills Awards 15 91 N/A

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Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway(cont.)
K6 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Piling
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K6a 500/6419/8 Cskills Awards 25 196 N/A
K7 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Land Based
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K7a 500/6420/4 Cskills Awards 20 140 N/A
K8 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Materials Handling
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K8a 500/6417/4 Cskills Awards 21 147 N/A
K9 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Road Maintenance
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K9a 500/6423/X Cskills Awards 20 150 N/A
K10 - Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations - Waste Recycling
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K10a 500/6362/5 Cskills Awards 21 147 N/A
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......... Pathway 5
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Combined qualifications available to this pathway
N/A
Notes on competence and knowledge qualifications (if any)
"K1 - K10 provide underpinning knowledge and understanding for C1 NVQ Diploma Pathways
K1 -K4 provide underpinning knowledge and understanding for C2 NVQ Certificate Pathways
K6-K10 provide underpinning knowledge and understanding for C2 NVQ Certificate Pathways
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......... Pathway 5
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Transferable skills (England)
Functional Skills / GCSE (with enhanced functional content) and Key Skills (England)
English
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in English 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) E 5
Key Skills qualification in Literacy achieved either before September 2013 as
part of the Apprenticeship, or...*
1 5
GCSE Qualification in English* C N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature* E N/A
GCSE or O' Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Literature** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.

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......... Pathway 5
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
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Mathematics
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics 1 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) in Mathematics E 5
Key Skills qualification in Application of Number achieved either before
September 2013 as part of the Apprenticeship, or... *
1 5
GCSE qualification in Mathematics* C N/A
A' level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics* E N/A
A'Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics* E N/A
GCSE or O'Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.
Inclusion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
EmployersagreedthatInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)wasnotrequiredfor
practicaloccupationsandcouldbeabarriertoachievement.
Progression routes into and from this pathway
Progressionintothispathway
Thiswillbefromavarietyofroutes,including:
workexperienceandapositiveattitude
previouslyworkedinconstructione.g.asalabourer
completedayoungapprenticeshipscheme(14-16)inconstruction
54
... Construction Civil Engineering
...... level 2
......... Pathway 5
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
achievedaConstructionandBuiltEnvironmentDiploma(1419)
ConstructionYouthTrustthatsupportsyoungpeoplesjourneytowork
havingachievedFunctionalSkillsEnglishandMaths,orKeySkillsApplicationofNumberand
Communication
completedafoundationlearningprogramme(includingaCivilEngineeringoccupationat
Level1)
ALevelsandGCSEs.

Progressionfromthispathway
ThereisnotanAdvancedApprenticeship(Level3)forPlantOperationsasrequirementsofthe
occupationalarea(thecompetentoperatingofmachineryisparamount)whicharecoveredat
thislevel.Howeveraftergainingworkexperiencethereareopportunitiestoprogressonto
occupationalworksupervision,managementortechnicalsupportareas.

55
... Construction Civil Engineering
...... level 2
......... Pathway 5
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
Delivery and assessment of employee rights
and responsibilities
DeliveryofERR
ConstructionSkillsERRisaninductionprogrammefordirectentrantsandwillbedeliveredas
knowledgewithinalllevelsoftheframework.Thereisatrainingspecificationat
http://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspxwhichmustbeused
byprovidersdeliveringERR.ThecontentofERRdeliveryisasfollows:

1Thecandidateknowsthattheemployersandemployeeshavearangeofstatutoryrightsand
responsibilitiesunderEmploymentLawandtheemploymentcanbeaffectedbyother
legislationaswell.
2Thecandidateknowsthatthereareproceduresanddocumentationintheirorganisation
whichrecogniseandprotecttheirrelationshipwiththeiremployer.
3Thecandidateknowstherearearangeofsourcesofinformationandadviceavailableto
themontheiremploymentrightsandresponsibilities.
4Thecandidateunderstandstheroleplayedbytheiroccupationwithintheirorganisationand
industry.
5Thecandidatehasaninformedviewofthetypesofcareerpathwaysthatareopentothem.
6Thecandidateknowsthetypesofrepresentativebodiesrelevanttotheirindustryand
organisation,andtheirmainrolesandresponsibilities.
7Thecandidateknowswhereandhowtogetinformationandadviceontheirindustry,
occupation,trainingandcareer.
8Thecandidatecandescribeandworkwithintheirorganisationprinciplesandcodesof
practice.
9Thecandidaterecognisesandcanformaviewonissuesofpublicconcernthataffecttheir
organisationandindustry.
EvidenceofERR
ConstructionSkillswillacceptonlyonemethodofrecordingERR.Thismustbeintheformatof
acertificateprovidedbytrainingproviders/colleges,showingtheirlogo,andwitheachofthe
nineitemslistedabovesignedoffbythetutorandcandidate.Thecertificatemustbepresented
toConstructionSkillswhenclaimingtheframeworkcompletioncertificate.Thisformatand
requirementisathttp://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspx.
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...... level 2
......... Pathway 5
Apprenticeship in Construction-Building ....
apprenticeship
FRAMEWORKS ONLINE
ApprenticeswhohaveachievedatIntermediate(Level2)donothavetorepeatatAdvanced
(Level3).

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Title for this framework at level 3
Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction
Civil Engineering

Pathwaysforthisframeworkatlevel3
Pathway 1:
Plant Maintenance
Level 3
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Description of this pathway
Construction Civil Engineering(Plant Maintenance) 241 Credits
Credit breakdown is Competence Qualification 115, Knowledge Qualification 116, Functional
SKills or Key Skills 10 = 241 credits

Entry requirements for this pathway in addition to the framework entry
requirements
N/A
Level 3, Pathway 1: Plant Maintenance
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Job title(s) Job role(s)


Plant Mechanic
Working on a construction site or in a workshop carrying out maintenance
and repairs to excavators, cranes, trucks and other machinery associated
with plant. Specialising in hydraulics and electrical components
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......... Pathway 1
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apprenticeship
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Qualifications
Competence qualifications available to this pathway
C1 - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plant Maintenance (Construction)
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
C1a 500/9096/3 Cskills Awards 115 385 N/A
C1b 600/1277/8 SQA 115 385 N/A
Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway
K1 - Level 3 Diploma in Plant Maintenance
No. Ref no. Awarding organisation
Credit
value
Guided
learning
hours
UCAS
points
value
K1a 501/0812/8 Cskills Awards 116 1145 N/A
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N/A
Notes on competence and knowledge qualifications (if any)
K1 provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for C1
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Transferable skills (England)
Functional Skills / GCSE (with enhanced functional content) and Key Skills (England)
English
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in English 2 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) C 5
Key Skills qualification in Literacy achieved either before September 2013 as
part of the Apprenticeship, or...*
2 5
GCSE Qualification in English* C N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature* E N/A
GCSE or O' Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Literature** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in English Language and Literature** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
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Mathematics
Minimum
level
or grade
Credit
value
Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics 2 5
GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) in Mathematics C 5
Key Skills qualification in Application of Number achieved either before
September 2013 as part of the Apprenticeship, or... *
2 5
GCSE qualification in Mathematics* C N/A
A' level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics* E N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics* E N/A
A'Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics* E N/A
GCSE or O'Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Pure Mathematics** A N/A
A' Level or AS Level qualification in Further Mathematics** A N/A
* achieved before September 2012 and within the 5 years immediately prior to starting an Apprenticeship.
** achieved before September 2012, otherwise at any time prior to starting the Apprenticeship.
Inclusion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
EmployersagreedthatInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)wasnotrequiredfor
practicaloccupationsandcouldbeabarriertoachievement.
Progression routes into and from this pathway
Progressionintothispathway
Thiswillbefromavarietyofroutes,including:
workexperienceandapositiveattitude
previouslyworkedinconstructione.g.asalabourer
completedayoungapprenticeshipscheme(14-16)inconstruction
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achievedaConstructionandBuiltEnvironmentDiploma(1419)
ConstructionYouthTrustthatsupportsyoungpeoplesjourneytowork
havingachievedFunctionalSkillsEnglishandMaths,orKeySkillsApplicationofNumberand
Communication
completedafoundationlearningprogramme(includingaCivilEngineeringqualificationat
Level1)
ALevelsandGCSEs
Intermediate(Level2)ApprenticeshipinPlantMaintenance
Progressionfromthispathway
PlantMechanichasawiderangeofopportunitiesthatapprenticescanbeinvolvedwithina
structuredcareerpath.Aftergainingworkexperienceinthechosenoccupationalareathere
arealsoopportunitiestoprogressintooccupationalworksupervision,managementor
technicalsupportareas.

UCAS points for this pathway:


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Delivery and assessment of employee rights
and responsibilities
DeliveryofERR
ConstructionSkillsERRisaninductionprogrammefordirectentrantsandwillbedeliveredas
knowledgewithinalllevelsoftheframework.Thereisatrainingspecificationat
http://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspxwhichmustbeused
byprovidersdeliveringERR.ThecontentofERRdeliveryisasfollows:

1Thecandidateknowsthattheemployersandemployeeshavearangeofstatutoryrightsand
responsibilitiesunderEmploymentLawandtheemploymentcanbeaffectedbyother
legislationaswell.
2Thecandidateknowsthatthereareproceduresanddocumentationintheirorganisation
whichrecogniseandprotecttheirrelationshipwiththeiremployer.
3Thecandidateknowstherearearangeofsourcesofinformationandadviceavailableto
themontheiremploymentrightsandresponsibilities.
4Thecandidateunderstandstheroleplayedbytheiroccupationwithintheirorganisationand
industry.
5Thecandidatehasaninformedviewofthetypesofcareerpathwaysthatareopentothem.
6Thecandidateknowsthetypesofrepresentativebodiesrelevanttotheirindustryand
organisation,andtheirmainrolesandresponsibilities.
7Thecandidateknowswhereandhowtogetinformationandadviceontheirindustry,
occupation,trainingandcareer.
8Thecandidatecandescribeandworkwithintheirorganisationprinciplesandcodesof
practice.
9Thecandidaterecognisesandcanformaviewonissuesofpublicconcernthataffecttheir
organisationandindustry.
EvidenceofERR
ConstructionSkillswillacceptonlyonemethodofrecordingERR.Thismustbeintheformatof
acertificateprovidedbytrainingproviders/colleges,showingtheirlogo,andwitheachofthe
nineitemslistedabovesignedoffbythetutorandcandidate.Thecertificatemustbepresented
toConstructionSkillswhenclaimingtheframeworkcompletioncertificate.Thisformatand
requirementisathttp://www.cskills.org/sectorskills/qualsstandards/frameworks/index.aspx.
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The remaining sections apply to all levels and pathways within this framework.
How equality and diversity will be met
How Equality and Diversity will be met
The under-representation of women and ethnic minorities remains a priority issue for the
industry. Labour force statistics show that when compared with the workforce as a whole, the
sector remains amongst the most gender imbalanced in the economy.
Whilst, the proportion of Black and Minority Ethic (BME) workers in construction employment
has gradually risen over the past decade to represent 5% of the construction workforce in
England, this compares poorly with the wider working population.
ConstructionSkills approach to diversity is to focus on engaging employers in the business case
for diversity, as well as on widening participation in education and training. Working with a
range of national and local partners aimed at supporting employers in the improvement of their
recruitment practices. The various ways this is being done include:
Apprenticeships targets specifically for BAME groups and women aged 16-25. The
under-representation of women and the ethnic minorities remain a priority issue for the
construction industry.
The Women and Work Sector Pathways Initiative (W&WSPI) currently funded by
ConstructionSkills until 2011, is a government funded initiative managed UKCES. The delivery
of the programme is managed by ConstructionSkills. The initiative provides a proactive
approach to aiding in the progression and retention of women into the sector alongside
analysing the role of organisational cultures and their impact upon preventing women from
entering the construction industry.
Membership of the Construction Leadership and Diversity Forum following a recent Equality
and Human Rights Commission inquiry into Race Discrimination in the Construction Industry
(2009) ConstructionSkills has signed up to be involved with the forum. The forum aims to:
Work with key agencies to engage small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
Develop the business case for a diverse workforce
Identify and share best practice
Develop a standard Pre-Qualification Questionnaire for procurement
Carryout a case study of the 2012 Olympic procurement and share best practice
Develop a mentoring scheme for SMEs
Review developments in the Equality bill to ensure procurement is a tool for incentivising
good practice
Raise awareness on recruitment practice
Monitor Key providers on recruitment and retention of underrepresented apprentice groups
Encourage promotion of careers in construction
Ensure that data from key stakeholders is disaggregated to allow analysis of diversity.
Women and Manual Trades (WAMT) actively works to eliminate discrimination and reduce
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Women and Manual Trades (WAMT) actively works to eliminate discrimination and reduce
inequality in the construction and building services industry. It works to remove the barriers
for women wishing to work or train in non-traditional industries, providing women with the
opportunity and freedom to choose a career which fulfils their true potential at the same time
as meeting employers needs by addressing the huge skill shortages across these industries.
The Construction Youth Trust supports young people whose journey to work can be
challenging due to barriers relating to their financial circumstances, lack of awareness of
opportunities in the industry, low self esteem, gender or ethnicity.
The Construction Youth Trust supports young people's journey to work through an integrated
service that enables young people to:
raise their industry awareness and aspirations
increase their confidence
obtain construction and employability skills
acquire experience in the industry
receive financial support, career advice and guidance and mentoring
access training and employment opportunities.
The Trust achieves its goal by undertaking a number of programmes ranging from individual
bursaries to construction skills courses, and from work placement schemes to guidance
sessions. Bursaries can cover the cost of course fees, travel costs or special purpose
equipment. In some cases bursaries are given in partnership with major construction
companies - such as BAA and Costain.
By helping individuals to gain training and employment the Trust's work effectively tackles
social exclusion and related disadvantage.
The Trust is uniquely placed to help individuals and communities. They have wide-ranging
contacts within the construction industry, including a Trustee body made up of senior figures
within the sector, and expertise in working with young people and their communities.
Positive Action activities activities aimed at ethnic minorities and women across the UK.
These range from taster events and school careers activities to New Entrant Training support
for college students. These are collaborations between ConstructionSkills Regional Delivery
Teams, and local schools, colleges and community centres.
National Construction College all apprentices attend Diversity and Equality Awareness
workshops and all female trainees are mentored throughout their programme. The National
Construction College is also developing diversity modules to include in its management and
supervision courses.
Construction ambassadors these target women and ethnic minorities as entrants to train as
Construction Ambassadors.
Strategic alliances ConstructionSkills works with Government Departments and key agencies
to enable working together on a co-ordinated manner with industry recruitment. This includes
greater focus being given to making the business benefit case to industry for taking on
non-traditional entrants.
Recently
Women into construction usually in the form of targets for projects in terms of
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Women into construction usually in the form of targets for projects in terms of
apprenticeships and also ConstructionSkills support for projects set up to encourage women in
construction.
Positive Image campaign a diverse range of role models is featured in the Positive Image
campaign and in careers resources, such as the Guides, Go For It Pack, a resource for guide
leaders which introduces girls aged 10-14 to a wide range of construction careers.
STEP into Construction was a project that supports employers in the recruitment of Black and
Asian people and women who are job ready. This can include employer support for a six week
work trial on the basis that they guarantee an interview for the young person at the end. The
employer recruits on merit alone. The initiative can also support associated costs such as
short-term childcare. Area Offices can identify local colleges, universities and community
organisations to help provide the right candidates. ConstructionSkills is keen to develop a
tailor-made package of support for major contractors or clients who are prepared to support
their sub-contractors in increasing their diverse workforce.
Best practice case study
Notting Hill Housing Construction Training Initiative (CTI) Notting Hill Housing identified a
mismatch locally that they decided to address in a practical way. A high percentage of their
tenants were unemployed at a time when the Local Authority were re-building and refurbishing
properties within the borough, and skills shortages had been identified. CTI was developed and
began providing work placements and support to unemployed people.
At the same time Notting Hill Housing recognised that the diversity of their trainees was
important and set targets for themselves at 50 per cent for ethnic minority trainees and 10 per
cent for women. The current intake, as a result of their initiative, consists of 65 per cent ethnic
minority trainees and 15 per cent women (January 2010 figures).
ConstructionSkills have a corporate policy on Diversity and Equal Opportunities which must be
adhered to by providers.
ConstructionSkills Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy aims to ensure that no learner,
employee, applicant for employment, customer or those contracted to work at or for
ConstructionSkills receives less favourable treatment than any other on the grounds related to
the eight protected characteristics identified in the Equality Act 2010. The protected
characteristics are:
Gender reassignment
Race,
Religion/belief,
Age,
Marriage and civil partnership
Sex or sexual orientation,
Pregnancy and maternity
Disability
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On and off the job guided learning (England)
Total GLH for each pathway
The total amount of guided learning hours (GLH) on and off the job for each pathway also
includes an additional 100 GLH for ERR induction and Functional Skills or Key Skills.
Intermediate (Level 2)
Construction Operations (Diploma) 1027 GLH over 24 months
Construction Operations (Certificate) 974 GLH over 24 months
Formwork Occupations 994 GLH over 24 months
Highways Maintenance (Diploma) 1040 GLH over 24 months
Highways Maintenance (Certificate) 1000 GLH over 24 months
Plant Maintenance 1247 GLH over 24 months
Plant Operations Groundworks (Diploma) 449 GLH over 19 months
Plant Operations Groundworks (Certificate) 356 GLH over 15 months
Plant Operations Building Construction (Diploma) 379 GLH over 16 months
Plant Operations Building Construction (Certificate) 286 GLH over 12 months
Plant Operations Earthmoving Civils (Diploma) 432 GLH over 18 months
Plant Operations Earthmoving Civils (Certificate) 339 GLH over 14 months
Plant Operations Cranes Lifting (Diploma) 418 GLH over 18 months
Plant Operations Cranes Lifting (Certificate) 325 GLH over 14 months
Plant Operations Demolition (Diploma) 341 GLH over 14 months
Plant Operations Piling (Diploma) 446 GLH over 19 months
Plant Operations Piling (Certificate) 353 GLH over 14 months
Plant Operations Land Based (Diploma) 390 GLH over 16 months
Plant Operations Land Based (Certificate) 297 GLH over 12 months
Plant Operations Materials Handling (Diploma) 397 GLH over 17 months
Plant Operations Materials Handling (Certificate) 304 GLH over 13 months
Plant Operations Road Maintenance (Diploma) 390 GLH over 16 months
Plant Operations Road Maintenance (Certificate) 297 GLH over 12 months
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Plant Operations Waste Recycling (Diploma) 397 GLH over 17 months
Plant Operations Waste Recycling (Certificate) 304 GLH over 13 months
Advanced (Level 3)
Plant Maintenance 1630 GLH over 36 months

Minimum off-the-job guided learning hours
Off the Job guided learning hours
Off the job guided learning hours is made up as follows and meets the minimum requirements
of 30% or 100 GLH per year entitlement in the SASE. All pathways will also include an
additional 100 GLH for ERR induction and Functional Skills or Key Skills
Intermediate (Level 2)
Construction Operations- 870 GLH off the job
Formwork Occupations 850 GLH off the job
Highways Maintenance 910 GLH off the job
Plant Maintenance 931 GHL off the job
Plant Operations -Groundworks 299 GLH off the job
Plant Operations -Building Construction 229 GLH off the job
Plant Operations - Earthmoving Civils 282 GLH off the job per
Plant Operations - Cranes Lifting 268 GLH off the job
Plant Operations - Demolition 191 GLH off the job
Plant Operations - Piling 296 GLH off the job
Plant Operations - Land Based 240 GLH off the job
Plant Operations - Materials Handling 247 GLH off the job
Plant Operations -Road Maintenance 240 GLH off the job
Plant Operations -Waste Recycling 247 GLH off the job
Advanced (Level 3)
Plant Maintenance 1245 GLH off the job

How this requirement will be met
How this requirement will be met
Off-the-job learning will comprise:
Intermediate (Level 2)
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45 GLH Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths (alternatively apprentices can complete Level 1 Key
Skill in Application of Number until 31 March 2012).
45 GLH Level 1 Functional Skill in English (alternatively apprentices can complete Level 1
Key Skill in Communication until 31 March 2012).
10 GLH ERR as an induction programme delivered at the start of the programme, see details
in this framework
Mentoring and appraisals are built into the training GLH in each training qualification.
770 GLH Construction Operations (General Construction) apprentices will attend a training
centre (on block or day release) to learn how to lay drainage, street iron works, lay pavements
and excavate holes and trenches in a training environment.
750 GLH Formwork apprentices will attend a training centre (on block or day release) to
learn aspects of how to fabricate forms, erecting forms for concrete pours and striking forms
after concrete forms in a training environment.
810 GLH Highways Maintenance apprentices will attend a training centre (on block or day
release) to learn how to repair surfaces, lay drainage, lay kerbs, pavements and install street
iron works in a training environment.
831 GLH Plant Maintenance (Plant Mechanic) apprentices will attend a training centre (on
block or day release) to learn how to repair vehicles, excavators, earth movers, forklifts and
other related equipment in a training environment.
199 GLH Plant Operations (Groundworks) apprentices will attend a training centre (on block
or day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from (forward tipping dumper,
excavator above/below 5 tonnes, ride on roller, excavator 360 above/below 10 tonnes) in a
training environment.
129 GLH Plant Operations (Building Construction) apprentices will attend a training centre
(on block or day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from (forward tipping
dumper, excavator 180 above 5 tonnes, rough terrain masted forklift, telescopic handler, ride
on roller,360 excavator above/below 10 tonnes) in a training environment.
182 GLH Plant Operations (Earthmoving Civils) apprentices will attend a training centre (on
block or day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from ( grader, wheeled loading
shovel, crawler, dump truck articulated or rigid chassis, excavator 360 above 10 tonnes) in a
training environment.
168 GLH Plant Operations (Cranes Lifting) apprentices will attend a training centre (on block
or day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from (crawler crane, tower crane,
lorry loader, slinger/signaller, mobile crane, pedestrian operated tower crane) in a training
environment..
91GLH Plant Operations (Demolition) apprentices will attend a training centre (on block or
day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from ( telescopic handler, wheeled
loading shovel, skid steer, MEWP, crusher, dump truck articulated chassis, excavator 360
above/below 10 tonnes)in a training environment.
196 GLH Plant Operations (Piling) apprentices will attend a training centre (on block or day
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196 GLH Plant Operations (Piling) apprentices will attend a training centre (on block or day
release) to train on four items of plant machinery from (crawler crane, piling rig-tripod,
slinger/signaller, piling rig driven above/below 15 tonnes, piling rig bored above /below 15
tonnes) in a training environment.
140 GLH Plant Operations (Land Based) apprentices will attend a training centre (on block or
day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from (excavator 180 above/below 5
tonnes, rough terrain masted forklift, telescopic handler, wheeled shovel, skid steer,
agricultural tractor, excavator 360 above/below 10 tonnes) in a training environment.
147 GLH Plant Operations (Materials Handling) apprentices will attend a training centre (on
block or day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from (rough terrain masted
forklift, forklift side-loader, industrial forklift, telescopic handler, reach truck, wheeled loading
shovel, skid steer loader) in a training environment..
140 GLH Plant Operations (Road Maintenance) apprentices will attend a training centre (on
block or day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from (excavator 180
above/below 5 tonnes, telescopic handler, grader, skid steer loader, ride on roller, loader
compressor, excavator 360 above 10 tonnes) in a training environment.
147 GLH - Plant Operations (Waste Recycling) apprentices will attend a training centre (on
block or day release) to train on four items of plant machinery from (telescopic handler,
wheeled loading shovel, skid steer loader, dump truck articulated chassis, excavator 360 above
10 tonnes) in a training environment.
Evidence of off the job GLH Intermediate (Level 2)
Level 2 Diploma/Certificate in the training qualification issued by an Awarding Organisation.
Level 1 Certificates or alternative qualification Certificates for Functional Skills in Maths and
Communication.
Level 1 Certificates or alternative qualification Certificates for Key Skills Application of
Number and Communication.
ERR certificate that meets the requirements as listed in this framework.
Advanced (Level 3)
45 GLH Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths (alternatively apprentices can complete Level 2 Key
Skill in Application of Number until 31 March 2012).
45 GLH Level 2 Functional Skill in English (alternatively apprentices can complete Level 2
Key Skill in Communication until 31 March 2012).
10 GLH ERR as an induction programme delivered at the start of the programme.
Mentoring and appraisals are built into the training GLH in each training qualification.
1145 GLH Plant Maintenance(Plant Mechanic) apprentices will attend a training centre (on
block or day release) to learn how to carry out maintenance and repairs on excavators and
other machinery associated with plant, they will also specialise in hydraulics and electrical
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components in a training environment.

Minimum on-the-job guided learning hours
An apprentice will need to complete the following on the job GLH as applicable to the
apprenticeship pathway to achieve the competence qualification.
Intermediate (Level 2)
Construction Operations- Diploma pathway 78 GLH on the job per year
Construction Operations - Certificate pathway 52 GLH on the job per year
Formwork Occupations 72 GLH on the job per year
Highways Maintenance- Diploma pathway 65 GLH on the job per year
Highways Maintenance - Certificate pathway 45 GLH on the job per year
Plant Maintenance 158 GHL on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Groundworks 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Groundworks 28 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Building Construction 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Building Construction 28 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Earthmoving Civils 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Earthmoving Civils 28 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Cranes Lifting 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Cranes Lifting 28 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Demolition 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Piling 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Piling 28 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Land Based 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Land Based 28 GLH on the job per year.
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Materials Handling 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Materials Handling 28 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Road Maintenance 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Road Maintenance 28 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Diploma pathway Waste Recycling 75 GLH on the job per year
Plant Operations - Certificate pathway Waste Recycling 28 GLH on the job per year
Advanced (Level 3)
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How this requirement will be met
All apprentices are required to generate evidence in the workplace to complete the
competence qualification over the period of the apprenticeship; this is achieved by the
following.
In the workplace, candidates bring evidence of completed tasks which are supported by a
work based recorder; this evidence is discussed and agreed by the assessor (as a contribution
to demonstrating competence in the workplace).
The generation of a work-based portfolio, either paper-based or electronic, can be accepted
by the Awarding Organisations. When the apprentice has gathered all of the work-based
evidence that meets the requirements, the assessor will sign off the competence qualification.
Evidence is generated throughout the apprenticeship period, allowing the candidate to have
mentoring and assessment when tasks have been completed. Only a variety of work will
generate enough evidence to support the qualification.
Evidence for on-the-job GLH will include
Intermediate (Level 2)
Certification for a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations (Construction)
Certification for a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Construction Operations (Construction)
Certification for a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formwork Occupations (Construction)
Certification for a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Highways Maintenance (Construction)
Certification for a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Highways Maintenance (Construction)
Certification for a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Maintenance (Construction)
Certification for a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction)
Certification for Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction)
A completion certificate will only be issued by ConstructionSkills when all of the component
parts of the framework have been achieved and certificates from the Awarding Organisation
have been issued and checked by the Sector Skills Council.
Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Certification for a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plant Maintenance (Construction)
A completion certificate will only be issued by ConstructionSkills when all of the component
parts of the framework have been achieved and certificates from the Awarding Organisation
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Personal learning and thinking skills


assessment and recognition (England)
Summary of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
PLTS
ApprenticesmustbeintroducedtoPersonalLearningandThinkingSkills(PLTS)during
inductionsothattheylearntorecogniseforthemselveswhenandwheretheyarepracticing
theseskills.
EachofthePersonalLearningandThinkingSkills(PLT)hasbeensignpostedtothe
competenceandknowledgequalificationswithineachpathwayintheframework.Candidates
willachievethePLTSbycompletingthequalificationsthatarequalityassuredbytheAOand
mentoredbythetrainingproviders.
EvidenceofachievementisgeneratedbytheAOissuingcertificatesforcompetenceand
knowledgequalifications.

Creative thinking
PLTShavebeensignpostedinthemandatoryunits(basedonNationalOccupationalStandards
VR01,VR02,VR03VR209,VR210,andVR211)ofthecompetenceandknowledge
qualifications.CandidatesundertakingtheseunitswillalsoachievethePLTS.Theseunitsare
assessedbythetrainingprovider(lecturer/tutor)andqualityassuredbytheAwarding
Organisation.
CreativeThinking
CreativeThinkinginvolves:
generatingideasandexploringpossibilities
askingquestionstoextendthinking
connectingownandothersideasandexperiencesininventiveways
questioningownandothersassumptions
tryingoutalternativesornewsolutionsandfollowingideasthrough
adaptingideasascircumstanceschange.
Apprenticesmustbeintroducedtopersonallearningandthinkingskills(PLTS)duringinduction
sothattheylearntorecogniseforthemselveswhenandwheretheyarepracticingtheseskills.
Thisissignpostedtothesynopticpracticalassignmentwithintheknowledgediploma.
Candidatesaresetapracticalassignmentoveragivenperiodoftimeandusevariouswaysto
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Candidatesaresetapracticalassignmentoveragivenperiodoftimeandusevariouswaysto
gainachievement.Theassignmentismarkedandthemarkingsheetsqualityassuredbythe
AwardingOrganisationsqualityadvisor.
PlantOperationsapprenticesarerequiredtocarryoutpracticalendtestswhichshow(safe
workingpractices,safetyequipment,andtheuseofsuitableloads,pre-startandoperational
checksofmachinery,useofmachinery)thetestarebaseduponaseriesoftasksrelated
aroundapracticalsituation.Thesepracticaltestsareintheknowledgecertificatesforeach
pathwaywhicharequalityassuredbytheAOandevidencedbytheissuingofacertificate.

Independent enquiry
PLTShavebeensignpostedinthemandatoryunits(basedonNationalOccupationalStandards
VR01,VR02,VR03VR209,VR210,andVR211)ofthecompetenceandknowledge
qualifications.CandidatesundertakingtheseunitswillalsoachievethePLTS.Theseunitsare
assessedbythetrainingprovider(lecturer/tutor)andqualityassuredbytheAwarding
Organisation.
Independentenquiryinvolves:
identifyingquestionstoanswerandproblemstoresolve
planningandcarryingoutresearch,appreciatingtheconsequencesofdecisions
exploringissues,eventsorproblemsfromdifferentperspectives
analysingandevaluatinginformation,judgingitsrelevanceandvalue
consideringtheinfluenceofcircumstances,beliefsandfeelingsondecisionsandevents
supportingconclusions,usingreasonedargumentsandevidence.
Apprenticesmustbeintroducedtopersonallearningandthinkingskills(PLTS)duringinduction
sothattheylearntorecogniseforthemselveswhenandwheretheyarepracticingtheseskills.
ThisissignpostedtotheKnowledgeQualificationDiplomaunitCC100K(KnowHowtoCarry
OutSafeWorkingPracticesinConstruction),CC2400K(Sitesafetyandrolesand
responsibilitiesforplantoperators)andalsototheCompetenceQualificationunitsbasedon
NationalOccupationalStandardsVR01,VR02,VR03,VR209,VR210andVR211.

Reflective learning
PLTShavebeensignpostedinthemandatoryunits(basedonNationalOccupationalStandards
VR01,VR02,VR03VR209,VR210,andVR211)ofthecompetenceandknowledge
qualifications.CandidatesundertakingtheseunitswillalsoachievethePLTS.Theseunitsare
assessedbythetrainingprovider(lecturer/tutor)andqualityassuredbytheAwarding
Organisation.
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Reflectivelearninginvolves:
assessingyourselfandothers,identifyingopportunitiesandachievements
settinggoalswithsuccesscriteriaforyourpersonaldevelopmentandwork
reviewingprogress,actingontheoutcomes
invitingfeedbackanddealingpositivelywithpraise,setbacksandcriticism
evaluatingexperiencesandlearningtoinformyourfutureprogress
communicatingyourlearninginrelevantwaysfordifferentaudiences.
Apprenticesmustbeintroducedtopersonallearningandthinkingskills(PLTS)duringinduction
sothattheylearntorecogniseforthemselveswhenandwheretheyarepracticingtheseskills.
Thisissignpostedtothesynopticpracticalassignmentwithintheknowledgediploma.
Candidatesaresetapracticalassignmentoveragivenperiodoftimeandusevariouswaysto
gainachievement.Theassignmentismarkedandthemarkingsheetsqualityassuredbythe
AwardingOrganisationsqualityadvisor.
PlantOperationsapprenticesarerequiredtocarryoutpracticalendtestswhichshow(safe
workingpractices,safetyequipment,andtheuseofsuitableloads,pre-startandoperational
checksofmachinery,useofmachinery)thetestarebaseduponaseriesoftasksrelated
aroundapracticalsituation.Thesepracticaltestsareintheknowledgecertificatesforeach
pathwaywhicharequalityassuredbytheAOandevidencedbytheissuingofacertificate.

Team working
PLTShavebeensignpostedinthemandatoryunits(basedonNationalOccupationalStandards
VR01,VR02,VR03VR209,VR210,andVR211)ofthecompetenceandknowledge
qualifications.CandidatesundertakingtheseunitswillalsoachievethePLTS.Theseunitsare
assessedbythetrainingprovider(lecturer/tutor)andqualityassuredbytheAwarding
Organisation.
Teamworkinginvolves:
collaboratingwithotherstoworktowardscommongoals
reachingagreements,managingdiscussionstoachieveresults
adaptingbehaviourtosuitdifferentrolesandsituations,includingleadershiproles
showingfairnessandconsiderationtoothers
takingresponsibility,showingconfidenceinyourselfandyourcontribution
providingconstructivesupportandfeedbacktoothers.
Apprenticesmustbeintroducedtopersonallearningandthinkingskills(PLTS)duringinduction
sothattheylearntorecogniseforthemselveswhenandwheretheyarepracticingtheseskills.
ThisissignpostedtotheKnowledgeQualificationDiplomaunitCC2002K(Knowledgeof
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InformationQuantitiesandCommunicatingWithOthers2)CC2400K(Sitesafetyandrolesand
responsibilitiesforplantoperators)andalsototheCompetenceQualificationunitsbasedon
NationalOccupationalStandardsVR02andVR210.ThisisqualityassuredbytheAwarding
Organisationsqualityadvisor.

Self management
PLTShavebeensignpostedinthemandatoryunits(basedonNationalOccupationalStandards
VR01,VR02,VR03VR209,VR210,andVR211)ofthecompetenceandknowledge
qualifications.CandidatesundertakingtheseunitswillalsoachievethePLTS.Theseunitsare
assessedbythetrainingprovider(lecturer/tutor)andqualityassuredbytheAwarding
Organisation.
Selfmanagementinvolves:
seekingoutchallengesornewresponsibilitiesandshowingflexibilitywhenprioritieschange
workingtowardsgoals,showinginitiative,commitmentandperseverance
organisingtimeandresources,prioritisingactions
anticipating,takingandmanagingrisks
dealingwithcompetingpressures,includingpersonalandwork-relateddemands
respondingpositivelytochange,seekingadviceandsupportwhenneeded
managingyouremotionsandbuildingandmaintainingrelationships.
Apprenticesmustbeintroducedtopersonallearningandthinkingskills(PLTS)duringinduction
sothattheylearntorecogniseforthemselveswhenandwheretheyarepracticingtheseskills.
Thisissignpostedtothesynopticpracticalassignmentwithintheknowledgediploma.
Candidatesaresetapracticalassignmentoveragivenperiodoftimeandusevariouswaysto
gainachievement.Theassignmentismarkedandthemarkingsheetsqualityassuredbythe
AwardingOrganisationsqualityadvisor.
PlantOperationsapprenticesarerequiredtocarryoutpracticalendtestswhichshow(safe
workingpractices,safetyequipment,andtheuseofsuitableloads,pre-startandoperational
checksofmachinery,useofmachinery)thetestarebaseduponaseriesoftasksrelated
aroundapracticalsituation.Thesepracticaltestsareintheknowledgecertificatesforeach
pathwaywhicharequalityassuredbytheAOandevidencedbytheissuingofacertificate.

Effective participation
PLTShavebeensignpostedinthemandatoryunits(basedonNationalOccupationalStandards
VR01,VR02,VR03VR209,VR210,andVR211)ofthecompetenceandknowledge
qualifications.CandidatesundertakingtheseunitswillalsoachievethePLTS.Theseunitsare
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assessedbythetrainingprovider(lecturer/tutor)andqualityassuredbytheAwarding
Organisation.
Effectiveparticipationinvolves:
discussingissuesofconcern,seekingresolutionwhereneeded
presentingapersuasivecaseforaction
proposingpracticalwaysforward,breakingthesedownintomanageablesteps
identifyingimprovementsthatwouldbenefitothersaswellyourself
tryingtoinfluenceothers,negotiatingandbalancingdiverseviewstoreachworkable
solutions
actingasanadvocateforviewsandbeliefsthatmaydifferfromyourown.
Apprenticesmustbeintroducedtopersonallearningandthinkingskills(PLTS)duringinduction
sothattheylearntorecogniseforthemselveswhenandwheretheyarepracticingtheseskills.
ThisissignpostedtotheKnowledgeQualificationDiplomaunitCC2002K(Knowledgeof
InformationQuantitiesandCommunicatingwithOthers2),CC2003CC(KnowledgeofBuilding
MethodsandConstructionTechnology2)CC2400K(Sitesafetyandrolesandresponsibilities
forplantoperators)andalsototheCompetenceQualificationunitsbasedonNational
OccupationalStandardsVR02,VR210andVR211.ThisisqualityassuredbytheAwarding
Organisationsqualityadvisor.

Additional employer requirements


Therearenoadditionalrequirementsforthisframework.
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