SVQ Level 2 Road Building & Maintenance

Suitable for -

Experienced operatives who are required to engage in Road Building and Highways Maintenance within their working activities.

The aim of the course is -

Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) are very popular work-related qualifications, which are usually completed within the workplace. They are designed to enable candidates to acquire the required knowledge and skills to be able to perform particular work tasks and do their job well, as set out by the National Occupational Standards.

The SVQ Level 2 Road Building & Maintenance Qualification is specifically designed to assess candidates in safe Road Building and Maintenance.

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Course Content

The main source of evidence is work-based to confirm that the candidate’s practical skills meet the appropriate performance criteria. An assessor will measure the candidate’s competence through direct observation of the candidate in the workplace, and will also work with the candidate to compile further evidence by using:

  • Work sheets and log books
  • Photographs / videos
  • Oral questioning
  • Written question papers
  • Professional discussions
  • Witness testimony

One of the benefits of a Vocational Qualification is that they test candidates’ ability to actually do the job. In order to gain the VQ all candidates must build a portfolio of evidence and be assessed under “live working conditions”.

The Qualification Groupings Available Include:

  • Manual Road Building
  • Laying Kerbs and Channels
  • Slurry / Microsurfacing (Machine or Manual)
  • Surface Dressing (Machine)
  • High Friction Surfacing (Manual or Machine)
  • Planing (Machine)
  • Road Recycling
  • Soil Stabilisation (Machine)
  • Surface Retexturing (Machine)
  • Pavement Marking (Machine or Manual)
  • Pavement Marking (Road Studs)
  • Crack and Joint Repair (Manual)
  • Thermal Repair (Manual)
  • Flexible Pavement Construction (Manual)
  • Modular Pavement Construction
  • Excavation
  • Reinstatement
  • Excavation and Reinstatement
  • Locate and Excavate Utilities
  • Street Ironwork
  • Vehicle Fencing
  • Flexible Paving (Machine)
  • Rigid Paving (Machine)
  • Road Recycling (Machine)
  • Road Sweeping

Course Objectives -

On successful completion, candidates will achieve a nationally recognised qualification, which will enable them to provide evidence of competence and safe working in one or more categories of Road Building.

Venue - On-site at clients’ premises, using the applicable machines/equipment

Duration - No Timescale

Candidate Numbers - N/A

Certification - SVQ Roadbuilding Level 2, issued by SQA

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