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Confirming Work Meets Quality Standards in the Workplace

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Confirming Work Meets Quality Standards in the Workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Identify quality standards from available information and clearly specify to the people responsible for their implementation.
  • 1.1 - Source and establish quality standards relevant to project requirements.
  • 1.2 - Inform those implementing the standards of the level of quality needed.
  • 1.3 - Explain the various types and source of quality standards applicable to the occupational work environment.
  • 1.4 - Describe the various methods for passing quality standards onto those responsible for their implementation.
2 Regularly check that work conforms to the design requirements and the specified quality standards.
  • 2.1 - Locate and inspect work done within the occupational work environment on a regular basis.
  • 2.2 - Compare inspection results against the design requirements to establish conformity with the specified quality standards.
  • 2.3 - Explain the methods available to check that the work and resources conforms to the design requirements and specified quality standards.
3 Identify work that fails to meet the requirements and quality standards, and implement corrective action.
  • 3.1 - Identify work which fails to meet required quality standards.
  • 3.2 - Plan and implement the required action needed to correct work not meeting specified quality standards.
  • 3.3 - Explain the techniques and methods used to identify work that has failed to meet quality standards.
  • 3.4 - Describe the various methods for implementing corrective actions to work which does not meet quality standards.
4 Regularly inform decision makers about significant variations in quality standards.
  • 4.1 - Advise decision makers on corrections undertaken using suitable formats that comply with organisational procedures.
  • 4.2 - Describe the methods used to inform decision makers about significant variations in quality standards.
  • 4.3 - Explain when action should be taken on typical variations in quality standards relative to the occupational work environment.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

Qualifications offering this unit

Reference Title Sector Level