Network Construction Operations (SCQF) (6228)

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2015
These qualifications cover all aspects of Gas network construction. They were designed by industry and cover technical skills in areas such as excavating, electrofusion welding, operating tools and machinery and installation, while maintaining safety standards.
 
All level 5 qualifications form part of the Energy & Utility Skills apprenticeship frameworks 

These qualifications are for network operatives already employed on or undertaking an apprenticeship in gas distribution networks, either directly with an asset owner or their contractors.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that includes the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed, such as: 

Locate and avoid supply apparatus
excavating holes and trenches in ground and pavement structures
operating powered tools
electrofusion and butt fusion welding
assembling components to meet specifications for network construction operations.
 
You will learn mainly on the job in the work environment. 

Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include practical tasks and oral questioning. 

Which level is right for me? 

Level 5 - You are working in network construction and have developed some knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress as a gas or water network construction operative involved in main and service laying and repair. 
Gas Network Operative - Mainlaying
Gas Network Operative - Servicelaying

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train suitably experienced internal members of staff or recruit specially.
 
You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards. 

All learners must be network operatives employed on distribution networks, either directly with an asset owner or through an outsourced operations company. 

Centres currently offering the Level 1-3 NVQ in Gas Network Operations (6029) have automatic approval to offer the Gas pathways of these qualifications. Full approval is required for 6228 Networks Operations Water. 

The Gas qualifications are combined knowledge and competence. Question banks to cover the knowledge requirements can found in assessment materials.

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

Level 5

Level 5 is ideal if you are working in network construction and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

This level has Gas and Water pathways and comprises mandatory and a range of optional units, including:
Maintain a safe and secure working environment in utilities network construction
Locate and avoid supply apparatus for utilities network construction
Install or replace external gas service risers
Conduct specified testing of gas networks associated with leakage location
Disconnection of gas meters.

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


What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress as a network construction operative involved in main laying and service laying.

You might also need to take a New Roads and Streetworks qualification (6156). This is a requirement to work on the highway.

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Main Layer at SCQF Level 5 (6228-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2016

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Main Layer (Repair and Maintenance) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 67 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Main Layer (self lay) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 49 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Service Layer at SCQF Level 5 (6228-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2016

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Service Layer (Distribution) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 45 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Service Layer (Repair and Maintenance) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 56 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Service Layer (Self Lay) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 41 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Main Layer at SCQF Level 5 (6228-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2016

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Main Layer (Self Lay) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R274/04 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 49 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SCQF 5

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Main Layer at SCQF Level 5 (6228-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2016

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Main Layer (Distribution) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R274/04 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 56 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Main Layer (Repair and Maintenance) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R274/04 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 67 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Service Layer at SCQF Level 5 (6228-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2016

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Service Layer (Distribution) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R275/04 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 45 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Service Layer (Repair and Maintenance) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R275/04 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 56 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Service Layer (Self Lay) at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R275/04 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 41 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: 31/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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