Safe location and avoidance of underground services (6038)

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2017
The qualification is for excavation and street works operatives to give them an understanding of how to avoid danger from underground services, and the importance of clearing an area prior to and during an excavation.
This qualification is for those individuals working in construction or associated industries that need to locate and avoid underground services.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

This qualification covers the purpose of safe location and avoidance of underground services. It takes account of the need to use different types of service drawings. The qualification develops skills needed to identify, detect and mark out services and plan for these activities. Finally, the qualification covers the theory of methods of safe excavation.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Streetworks Excavation and Reinstatement (6157)
  • Network Construction Operations (6028)
  • Working in Confined Spaces (6150)
  • Electrical Power Engineering (2339)
  • Winter Services Operations (6159)

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver this qualification, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval. Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of this qualification and ensure that they have suitably qualified staff with occupational expertise, and appropriate resources.

Level 2

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Level 2 Award in Safe Location and Avoidance of Underground Services (6038-01)

Last Registration Date: 30 Aug 2020

Level 2 Award in Safe Location and Avoidance of Underground Services

  • Accreditation No: tbc 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: 1 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 12 - 12 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 14.00 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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