Winter Service Operations (6159)

Last Updated: 04 Nov 2014
These qualifications assess your skills and ability in preparing and operating winter services vehicles and equipment. Successful candidates will be eligible to obtain a NEREO operative or supervisor's qualification registration card, endorsed with the appropriate category, valid for a five-year period.
This qualification has been developed for staff working for the Highways Agency, National Assembly for Wales and local authorities, who are responsible for the direct supervision and operating of winter service vehicles and snow blowers.
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?

You can demonstrate the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • health and safety relating to winter service operations
  • prepare and operate winter service vehicles and equipment
  • supervise and monitor front-line operations.

You will learn in the work environment.

Assessment is a mixture of practical assessments, multiple-choice questions and oral questioning.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications are for winter service operators and supervisors.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

Centres will need to demonstrate that they have access to the equipment and facilities to offer these awards in order to enable learners to achieve industry standards. Assessors need to be registered with NEREO.

Suitable facilities include:

  • winter service vehicle/equipment
  • de-icing materials
  • loader/hopper
  • snow plough
  • protective clothing
  • wash-off facilities.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Candidates need to be working in this area. After successful completion of any qualification, the learner would then need to register with NEREO.

No Level

There are a variety of levels and pathways available for this qualification depending on your knowledge and level of experience.

There are five pathways available:

  • Winter Service Operations: Highways Agency equipment (6159-11)
  • Winter Service Operations: Non-Highways Agency/National Assembly for Wales equipment (6159-12)
  • Winter Service Operations: Snow blowers (6159-13)
  • Winter Service Operations: National Assembly for Wales dedicated winter service equipment (6159-14)
  • Winter Service Supervision and Monitoring (6159-15).

These comprise mandatory units as follows:

Operator Units - Highways

  • 011 Prepare and operate winter service vehicles and equipment up to 3500kg including agricultural tractors
  • 012 Prepare and operate winter service vehicles and equipment from 3500kg to 7500kg medium LGV
  • 013 Prepare and operate winter service vehicles and equipment over 7500kg large LGV
  • 014 Prepare and operate Highways Agency equipment (Foden 4000 series)
  • 015 Prepare and operate Highways Agency dedicated winter service vehicles
  • 040 Prepare and operate National Assembly for Wales dedicated winter service vehicles
  • 050 Operate Highways Agency/National Assembly for Wales dedicated Rolba 400 or 1000 series snow blower
  • 060 Operate dedicated snow blower
  • 070 Operate demountable snow blower.

Safety Units

  • 080 Winter Service Operations Health and Safety.

Supervisors

  • 021 Winter Supervision and Monitoring.

Endorsement-equipment indicators for units 011, 012 and 013 only

  • 111 Spreader fixed
  • 212 Spreader towed
  • 313 Plough angle blade/Vee blade.

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications are for winter service operators and supervisors.

Winter Service Operations Vehicles and Snowploughs (6159-10)

Last Registration Date: 30 Dec 2016

Winter Service Operations Vehicles and Snowploughs

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable 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: Data unavailable 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: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Winter Service Operations Highways Agency Equipment (6159-11)

Last Registration Date: 30 Dec 2016

Winter Service Operations Highways Agency Equipment

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable 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: Data unavailable 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: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Winter Service Operations Non-Highways Agency / National Assembly for Wales equipment (6159-12)

Last Registration Date: 30 Dec 2016

Winter Service Operations Non-Highways Agency / National Assembly for Wales equipment

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable 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: Data unavailable 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: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Winter Service Operations Snow Blowers (6159-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Winter Service Operations Snow Blowers

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable 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: Data unavailable 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: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Winter Service Operations National Assembly for Wales dedicated winter service equipment (6159-14)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Winter Service Operations National Assembly for Wales dedicated winter service equipment

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable 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: Data unavailable 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: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Winter Service Supervision and Monitoring (6159-15)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Winter Service Supervision and Monitoring

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable 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: Data unavailable 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: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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