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Letter from Gavin Williamson CBE MP to Simon Lebus

Letter from Simon Lebus to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

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GCSE, AS and A Level awarding in summer 2021

Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other generals in 2021

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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)

Ref : B20-5

Type : New Approval

Date : 3 February 2020

12 Week Notification:

NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)

Dear Colleague,

As part of our commitment to provide qualifications in line with industry requirements we regularly review all qualifications across all occupations.

A review has been made via the CITB Standards Setting Body (SSB) on the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) qualification and therefore we wish to inform you of the changes as shown below.

The above qualification has been replaced with a new Qualification with a new Ofqual Portal reference and the following changes have been applied:

• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) (600/3633/3) to be replaced with -

– NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) (603/5468/9), available as from 1 May 2020.

PLEASE NOTE:

Pathways – Shopfitting Site Work and Shopfitting Bench Work has moved from the updated Level 2 NVQ Certificate Wood Occupations, to the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations.


Pathway 1 (Site Carpentry):

Unit changes that sit in the Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit09A: Installing first fixing components in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 90

Unit10A: Installing second fixing components in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 107

Unit11: Erecting structural carcassing components in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 97

Unit12: Maintaining non-structural carpentry work in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 77

Unit628: Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 120

Pathway 2 (Architectural Joinery):

Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory/Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit15A: Marking out from setting out details for routine architectural joinery products in the workplace – updated to a version 4, GLH now 70was an optional unit, now a mandatory unit

Unit16A: Manufacturing routine architectural joinery products in the workplace – updated to a version 5, GLH now 93

Unit14A: Producing setting out details for routine architectural joinery products in the workplace – updated to a version 4, GLH now 77

Unit628: Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 120

Pathway 3 (Shopfitting Site Work) (NEW):

Unit changes that sit in the Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit20: Installing shopfitting frames and finishings in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 117

Unit21: Installing shopfitting fitments in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 73

Unit22: Installing shopfronts and finishings in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 83

Unit358: Installing fire resisting timber door assemblies and doorsets in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 190

Unit628: Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 120

Pathway 4 (Shopfitting Bench Work) (NEW):

Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory/Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit15B: Marking out from setting out details for routine shopfitting products in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 70was an optional unit, now a mandatory unit

Unit16B: Manufacturing routine shopfitting products in the workplace – updated to a version 4, GLH now 93 - was an optional unit, now a mandatory unit

Unit14B: Producing setting out details for routine shopfitting products in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 77

Unit628: Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 120

Pathway 5 (Structural Post and Beam Carpentry):

Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory Group, as listed below:

Unit30: Setting out timber framework in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 90

Unit31: Fabricating timber framework in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 103

Unit60: Assembling and erecting heavy timber framework - post and beam in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 107

Pathway 6 (Light Structural Timber Framing):

Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory Group, as listed below:

Unit05: Installing frames and linings in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 63

Unit08: Installing internal mouldings in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 70

Unit12: Maintaining non-structural carpentry work in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 77

Pathway 7 (Timber Frame Erection):

Unit change that sits in the Mandatory Group, as listed below:

Unit289: Erecting timber walls and floors in the workplace – updated to a version 4, GLH now 140

Pathway 8 (Timber Decks and Cladding):

Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory/Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit628: Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 120

Unit629: Installing low level timber decks in the workplace – updated to a version 2, GLH now 97

Unit630: Installing elevated timber decks in the workplace – updated to a version 2, GLH now 113

Pathway 9 (Pre-Assembled Roof Structure Installer):

(No changes to this pathway).


The existing qualification will close for registrations on 30 April 2020 and the Achievement and Certification dates will expire 30 April 2023 to allow anyone previously registered to achieve and be certificated before the old qualification is officially withdrawn.


• Quartz web, Horizon, Website and Skillsfile will be updated accordingly with the new amendments and the qualification structure is attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website for the qualification - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) qualification, with the changes for your information.


• Also attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website, is the new unit versions with the changes highlighted, for your perusal.


If you have any questions please contact your dedicated customer co-ordinator on:

0300 999 1177 (select option 5, then 1)

 

Kind regards,

NOCN