Construction Industry (6161)

Last Updated: 22 May 2014 These International Vocational Qualifications (IVQs) in Construction help you develop knowledge and skills in the construction industry across a range of sectors. You cover the theory and also do hands-on practical units. An IVQ in Construction is for anyone looking to gain skills in the construction industry. Because they're recognised internationally they're especially useful if you want to work outside the UK. You may be quite new to construction or aiming to move into a role with more responsibility. You might also be planning to move on to higher level qualifications. Available in the following:
  • International

General Information

What's involved in studying this course

You'll cover vocational skills and principles for whichever specialist area you choose to take a qualification in.

You can do either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in:

  • Timber Vocations
  • Trowel Vocations
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plumbing.

You can also do Advanced Diplomas in:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Electrical Installation.

International Vocational Qualifications (IVQs) are both theoretical and practical. They're designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out key tasks in your profession.

You'll be assessed on your knowledge via multiple choice and/or written exams. Your practical skills will be assessed through assignments and demonstrations observed by qualified assessors.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
You're a front line worker who wants a broad introduction to the theory and practical side of construction.

Level 2
You've some experience and basic skills in the construction industry and you want to increase your knowledge and practical skills so you can take on more responsibility. You may already have supervisory responsibilities but want to progress your career or specialise in a particular area.

Level 3
You've worked in the construction industry for some time - you have plenty of experience, and your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop specific, advanced skills in to prepare you for a more senior role or help you move on to further qualifications.

What careers can this lead to

You can gain vital skills for jobs including:

  • Carpenter/Joiner
  • Bricklayer
  • Painter and decorator
  • Plumber
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrician
  • Refrigeration engineer
  • Construction operative
  • Supervisor/team leader
  • Construction supervisor/Manager.

After completing a Level 2 Diploma, you can also progress to higher City & Guilds qualifications. Depending on what you complete, this could be a:

  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Timber Vocations
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Trowel Vocations
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Plumbing.

Once you've completed a Level 3 Advanced Diploma, you can move on to Level 4 qualifications in construction or management. At this stage you may even consider a move into higher education.

What's involved in delivering this course

To deliver an International Vocational Qualification (IVQ) you'll need to assess learners on their knowledge and practical skills.

You'll assess their knowledge via multiple choice or written exam. For their practical skills they will need to complete assignments and undertake demonstrations with a qualified assessor.

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

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

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

All learners must be employed in the construction industry. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

 

Level 1

Level 1 is ideal if you are training or employed in the construction industry.

The Awards in the Construction Industry aim to reflect the international nature of the knowledge and skills and activities needed for different countries or cultures.

We do not say the amount of time a candidate would need to carry out the programme, but we do provide advice on guided learning hours.

Certificate
The certificate (about 360 guided learning hours) provides a broad introduction to the theory and practical side of construction for a front-line worker on a construction site.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What careers can this lead to

You can gain vital skills for jobs including:

  • Carpenter/Joiner
  • Bricklayer
  • Painter and decorator
  • Plumber
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrician
  • Refrigeration engineer
  • Construction operative
  • Supervisor/team leader
  • Construction supervisor/Manager.

After completing a Level 2 Diploma, you can also progress to higher City & Guilds qualifications. Depending on what you complete, this could be a:

  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Timber Vocations
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Trowel Vocations
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Plumbing.

Once you've completed a Level 3 Advanced Diploma, you can move on to Level 4 qualifications in construction or management. At this stage you may even consider a move into higher education.

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Timber Vocations(6161-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Timber Vocations

  • Accreditation No: 500/5789/3 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Trowel Vocations(6161-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Trowel Vocations

  • Accreditation No: 500/5792/3 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Painting and Decorating(6161-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Painting and Decorating

  • Accreditation No: 500/5793/5 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Plumbing(6161-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Plumbing

  • Accreditation No: 500/6023/5 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning(6161-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

  • Accreditation No: 500/6024/7 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Electrical Installation(6161-07)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Electrical Installation

  • Accreditation No: 500/6022/3 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Preservation Skills(6161-08)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Preservation Skills (Painting and Decorating)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5788/1 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 430 - 430 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Preservation Skills (Timber Vocations)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5788/1 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 430 - 430 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Preservation Skills (Trowel Vocations)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5788/1 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 430 - 430 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you've some experience and basic skills in the construction industry and you want to increase your knowledge and skills to take on more responsibility. You may already have supervisory responsibilities but want to progress your career or specialise.

There are six diplomas offered at Level 2:
  • Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Timber Vocations
  • Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Trowel Vocations
  • Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Plumbing
  • Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Electrical Installation

The Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Timber Vocations offers two pathway on completion of three core units:

  • Site Carpentry, in which you complete this extra core unit:
  • Site carpentry 2 practice.
  • Bench Joinery, in which you complete this extra core unit:
  • Bench joinery 2 practice.

For both pathways you also choose one optional unit from:

  • Trowel vocations basic skills practice
  • Painting and decorating basic skills practice
  • Plumbing basic skills practice
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning basic skills practice
  • Electrical installation basic skills practice.

There are no pathways for the remaining Level 2 diplomas, however you will complete three core units and choose one optional unit within these chosen fields.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What careers can this lead to

You can gain vital skills for jobs including:
  • Carpenter/Joiner
  • Bricklayer
  • Painter and decorator
  • Plumber
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrician
  • Refrigeration engineer
  • Construction operative
  • Supervisor/team leader
  • Construction supervisor/Manager.

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Timber Vocations(6161-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Timber Vocations (Bench Joinery)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5808/3 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Timber Vocations (Site Carpentry)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5808/3 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Trowel Vocations(6161-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Trowel Vocations

  • Accreditation No: 500/5806/X Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating(6161-14)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating

  • Accreditation No: 500/5810/1 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Plumbing(6161-15)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Plumbing

  • Accreditation No: 500/6025/9 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning(6161-16)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

  • Accreditation No: 500/6027/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Electrical Installation(6161-17)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Electrical Installation

  • Accreditation No: 500/6026/0 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you have plenty of experience in the construction industry, and your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop specific, advanced skills to prepare for a more senior role or move on to further qualifications.
  • There are six advanced diplomas offered at Level 3 in:
  • Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Timber Vocations (Site Carpentry)
  • Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Trowel Vocations
  • Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Plumbing
  • Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation.
The Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Timber Vocations offers two pathways:
  • Site Carpentry, in which you complete two core units:
  • Site carpentry 3 principles
  • Site carpentry 3 practice.
  • Bench Joinery, in which you complete two core units:
  • Bench joinery 3 principles
  • Bench joinery 3 practice.
There are no pathways for the remaining Level 3 advanced diplomas, however you will complete two core units within these chosen fields.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section

What careers can this lead to

You can gain vital skills for jobs including:
  • Carpenter/Joiner
  • Bricklayer
  • Painter and decorator
  • Plumber
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrician
  • Refrigeration engineer
  • Construction operative
  • Supervisor/team leader
  • Construction supervisor/Manager.

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Timber Vocations (Site Carpentry)(6161-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Timber Vocations (Bench Joinery)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5818/6 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Timber Vocations (Site Carpentry)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5818/6 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Trowel Vocations(6161-23)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Advanced Diploma in Trowel Vocations

  • Accreditation No: 500/5786/8 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Painting and Decorating(6161-24)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Painting and Decorating

  • Accreditation No: 500/5834/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Plumbing(6161-25)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Plumbing

  • Accreditation No: 500/6030/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning(6161-26)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

  • Accreditation No: 500/6028/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation(6161-27)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation

  • Accreditation No: 500/6029/6 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 360 - 360 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

The general expandable sections contain documents that cover multiple levels and the level-specific expandable sections contain documents that cover that particular level.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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