Construction (6165)

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014 A qualification in Construction helps you understand the principles behind construction and design. You'll develop the critical judgement to take on high level technician roles in the construction industry.

These qualifications could help you develop your career to become a senior technician supervising others, or to work as a senior manager.

The Technician Certificate in Construction can help you get into the construction industry either in the UK or around the world.

The Technician Diploma or Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction are both for people already working in the construction industry who want to increase their skill set and knowledge base to get ahead.

The Advanced Diploma is also ideal if you want to move into higher education with advanced entry.

Available in the following:
  • Scotland
  • International

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General Information

What's involved in studying this course

The Technician Certificate covers the principles and practice in construction skills:
  • painting and decorating
  • plumbing
  • electrical installation.
The Technician Diploma or Advanced Technician Diploma includes:
  • drawing techniques
  • applied scientific techniques
  • environmental science
  • construction techniques
  • site surveying
  • architectural design.
For international qualifications, how you learn and are assessed depends on where you do your qualification. To find out how the qualification works in your location, just contact your training provider.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You're new to construction and want a grounding in the industry, or you're already working in a basic construction job and want to expand your knowledge. You may be planning to work in several different countries.

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 your skills further, perhaps to move into a senior technician role or a position with more responsibility.

Level 5
You are a first-level manager, or preparing to be one, within the construction industry. You're highly skilled and want to continue your professional development - perhaps so you can work as a quantity surveyor or to gain specialised training at a high level. You might also be looking to start your own business.

What careers can this lead to

The Technician Certificate in Construction could help you get a job in the construction industry at a technician level.

If you have an interest in the construction industry, you could also move on to these other qualifications:

  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With a Technician Diploma in Construction you could gain employment across a range of disciplines such as a technician, senior technician, supervisor or manager. There are also options for further learning. After you complete the Level 3 qualification you can progress to other qualifications in construction and management, for example:

  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With an Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction you'll be able to take on jobs requiring a high level of responsibility, personal initiative and critical judgement - for example, as a chief technician or a first-level manager. You could also progress to Level 6 qualifications in Construction, quantity surveying or management - or move into higher education with advanced entry.

What's involved in delivering this course

To deliver an International Vocational Qualification (IVQ) you'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification. You will also need qualified internal assessors.

For the Technician Certificate in Construction learners are assessed by practical demonstrations or assignments, and a multiple choice exam.

For the Technician Diploma or Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction, learners are assessed on a combination of multiple choice exams, practical demonstrations or assignments, and written exams.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbooks from the centre documents section.

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

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you're new to construction and want a grounding in the industry, or you're already working in a basic construction job and want to expand your knowledge. You may be planning to work in several different countries.

You complete five core units:

  • Core construction skills principles
  • Basic construction skills principles
  • Core construction skills practice
  • Construction technician principles 1
  • Construction technician practice 1.

You also choose one optional unit from a range, including:

  • Timber vocations basic skills practice
  • Plumbing basic skills practice
  • Electrical installation basic skills practice.

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

What careers can this lead to

The Technician Certificate in Construction could help you get a job in the construction industry at a technician level.

If you have an interest in the construction industry, you could also move on to these other qualifications:

  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With a Technician Diploma in Construction you could gain employment across a range of disciplines such as a technician, senior technician, supervisor or manager. There are also options for further learning. After you complete the Level 3 qualification you can progress to other qualifications in construction and management, for example:

  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With an Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction you'll be able to take on jobs requiring a high level of responsibility, personal initiative and critical judgement - for example, as a chief technician or a first-level manager. You could also progress to Level 6 qualifications in Construction, quantity surveying or management - or move into higher education with advanced entry.

Level 2 IVQ Technician Certificate in Construction(6165-10)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 2 IVQ Technician Certificate in Construction

  • Accreditation No: 500/5790/X Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ 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: 375 - 375 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've worked in the construction industry and have plenty of experience. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further and move into a senior role or a position with more responsibility.

You can choose between two pathways:

  • Construction pathway
  • You complete nine core units from a range, including:

    • Basic construction skills principles
    • Drawing and surveying techniques 2 practice
    • Construction techniques 2 practice
    • Environmental science and construction techniques 3 principles

    You choose one optional unit from this group:

    • Timber vocations basic skills practice
    • 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.

    You also choose one pair of optional units from this group (a pair must be principles and practice in the same subject):

    • Construction measurement 3 principles
    • Construction measurement 3 practice
    • Designing for construction 3 principles
    • Designing for construction 3 practice
    • Construction mathematics 3 principles
    • Construction mathematics 3 practice
    • Structural mechanics 3 principles
    • Structural mechanics 3 practice.

  • Quantity surveying pathway.
  • You complete ten core units from a range, including:

    • Applied scientific techniques 2 practice
    • Drawing and surveying techniques 2 principles
    • Environmental science and construction techniques 3 practices
    • Construction measurement 3 practice.

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

What careers can this lead to

The Technician Certificate in Construction could help you get a job in the construction industry at a technician level.

If you have an interest in the construction industry, you could also move on to these other qualifications:

  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With a Technician Diploma in Construction you could gain employment across a range of disciplines such as a technician, senior technician, supervisor or manager. There are also options for further learning. After you complete the Level 3 qualification you can progress to other qualifications in construction and management, for example:

  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With an Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction you'll be able to take on jobs requiring a high level of responsibility, personal initiative and critical judgement - for example, as a chief technician or a first-level manager. You could also progress to Level 6 qualifications in Construction, quantity surveying or management - or move into higher education with advanced entry.

Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Construction(6165-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Construction

  • Accreditation No: 500/5795/9 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: 720 - 720 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

Technician Diploma in Construction - Theory(6165-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Technician Diploma in Construction - Theory

  • Accreditation No: Data Unavailable 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: Data Unavailable 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 Technician Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)(6165-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5795/9 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: 720 - 720 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 5

Level 5 is ideal if you are a first-level manager, or preparing to be one, within the construction industry. You're highly skilled and want to continue your professional development. You might also be looking to start your own business.

You can choose between two pathways:

  • Construction pathway
  • You complete six core units from a range, including:

    • Site surveying 3 principles
    • Materials and construction technology 4 practice
    • Construction Management 4 and Law Practice.

    You also choose two pairs of optional units from this group (a pair must be principles and practice in the same subject):

    • Tendering, estimating and quantity surveying 4 principles
    • Tendering, estimating and quantity surveying 4 practice
    • Building services, science and technology 4 principles
    • Building services, science and technology 4 practice
    • Structural elements, geology, soil mechanics and hydraulics 4 principles
    • Structural elements, geology, soil mechanics and hydraulics 4 practice
    • Architectural design 4 principles
    • Architectural design 4 practice
    • Construction mathematics 4 principles
    • Construction mathematics 4 practice.

  • Quantity surveying pathway
  • You complete ten core units from a range, including:

    • Site surveying 3 principles
    • Site surveying 3 practice
    • Materials and construction technology 4 principles
    • Materials and construction technology 4 practice
    • Construction management 4 principles
    • Construction management 4 and law practice
    • Tendering, estimating and quantity surveying 4 principles
    • Tendering, estimating and quantity surveying 4 practice
    • Architectural design 4 principles
    • Architectural design 4 practice.

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

What careers can this lead to

The Technician Certificate in Construction could help you get a job in the construction industry at a technician level.

If you have an interest in the construction industry, you could also move on to these other qualifications:

  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With a Technician Diploma in Construction you could gain employment across a range of disciplines such as a technician, senior technician, supervisor or manager. There are also options for further learning. After you complete the Level 3 qualification you can progress to other qualifications in construction and management, for example:

  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With an Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction you'll be able to take on jobs requiring a high level of responsibility, personal initiative and critical judgement - for example, as a chief technician or a first-level manager. You could also progress to Level 6 qualifications in Construction, quantity surveying or management - or move into higher education with advanced entry.

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction(6165-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction

  • Accreditation No: 500/5785/6 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: 660 - 660 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

Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction - Theory(6165-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction - Theory

  • Accreditation No: Data Unavailable 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: Data Unavailable 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 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)(6165-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5785/6 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: 660 - 660 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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