Public Services Operational Delivery (3815)

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

This suite of qualifications, at Level 2 – 5, was developed jointly with Central and Local Government for the wider Public Sector and is for learners working in the Operational Delivery Profession across Local and Central Government.

In addition and in 2015, as part of the Government England Apprenticeship reform, a new Operational Delivery Officer Apprenticeship Scheme was launched.

Operational Delivery Officer apprenticeship standard and assessment plan can be found: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-standard-operational-delivery-officer

As part of this apprenticeship on-programme delivery all apprentices are required to complete the following 2 qualifications, within this suite, before entering onto the end assessment:

Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles) (Chose one of the qualifications listed below)

  • 3815-02 Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles) – Civil Service
  • 3815-12 Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles) – Local Authorities 

Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced) (Chose one of the qualifications listed below) 

  • 3815-03 Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced) – Civil Service
  • 3815-13 Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced) – Local Authorities
These qualifications allow learners to develop the knowledge required for employment and/or career progression within the Operational Delivery Profession.
The Operational Delivery Profession includes anybody that provides a service directly to customers and the public and also includes face-to-face, contact centre and processing roles. Some of the services that may be provided as part of this role could include:
  • Helping people understand services
  • Ensure products and services meet peoples needs
  • Ensuring public safety
  • Managing cases and resolving customer enquiries
  • Collecting outstanding debt
  • Responding to incidents, coordinating information and deploying resources
  • Lead and support operational delivery areas.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

For each unit you will be assessed by a combination of online multiple choice tests, short answer questions and assignments.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Our qualifications can lead directly into employment, offering learners the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to a high standard recognised by the industry.

These qualifications can lead to a variety of jobs including:
  • Project Development Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Administration Officer
  • Case Progression Officer
  • Customer Service Team Leader
  • Team Manager

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To offer these qualifications, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval. Please refer to the Centre Manual - Supporting Customer Excellence for further information.
Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualifications before designing a course programme.
All qualifications approvals should be made against the following qualifications:
  • 3815-12 Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles)
  • 3815-13 Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced)

All other qualifications within this suite are only available to Civil Services.

Level 2

This suite of qualifications enables learners to develop the required knowledge and understanding for employment and/or career progression within the Operational Delivery Profession. The qualifications cover the principles of working in operational delivery, providing customer service, equality and diversity and calculating liabilities/entitlements.

Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles)

  • 3815-02 Level 2 Operational Delivery (Principles) – Civil Service
  • 3815-12 Level 2 Operational Delivery (Principles) – Local Authorites

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to a variety of jobs including:
  • Administration Officer
  • Customer Service Advisor
Learners can also progress on to the Level 3 Operational Delivery qualifications

Level 2 Operational Delivery (Principles) (3815-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017
Coming Soon (Apr 2016 - Jun 2016)

Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2733/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 29 - 29 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Principles)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2734/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 44 - 63 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Operational Delivery (Principles)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2735/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 70 - 99 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This suite of qualifications enables learners to understand the skills and attributes required to be an outstanding manager. Gaining the understanding and knowledge to manage change, continuous improvement, improving customer service and risk management to ensure operational delivery is maintained while achieving organisational goals.
  • 3815-03 Level 3 Operational Delivery (Advanced) – Civil Service
  • 3815-13 Level 3 Operational Delivery (Advanced) – Local Authorities 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to a variety of jobs including:
  • Customer Service Team Leader
  • Compliance Officer

Learners can also progress on to the Level 4 Operational Delivery qualifications

Level 3 Operational Delivery (Advanced) (3815-03)

Last Registration Date: 21 Dec 2017

Level 3 Award in Operational Delivery (Advanced)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2736/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2737/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 48 - 77 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Operational Delivery (Advanced)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2738/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 64 - 109 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Operational Delivery (Advanced) (3815-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017
Coming Soon (May 2016 - Jul 2016)

Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2737/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 48 - 77 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

This suite of qualifications is only available to Civil Service. Enables learners to understand the skills and attributes required to be an outstanding manager. Gaining the understanding and knowledge to manage change, continuous improvement, improving customer service and risk management to ensure operational delivery is maintained while achieving organisational goals.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to a variety of jobs including:
  • Operations Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Case Progression Officer
  • Team Manager

Level 4 Operational Delivery (Management) (3815-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Award in Operational Delivery (Management)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2754/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 106 - 106 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Management)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2755/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 182 - 182 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Operational Delivery (Management)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2756/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 237 - 256 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5

This qualification is only available to Civil Service. Enables learners to understand the need to specify operational requirements, how to develop a business case and the governance of the approval process in operational delivery.

Level 5 Operational Delivery (Project Specification) (3815-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 5 Award in Project Specification for Operational Delivery

  • Accreditation No: 601/2732/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 55 - 55 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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