Coronavirus update/alternative arrangements for 2020/21

Read more

Coronavirus update for customers

NOCN Group offers a wide range of services including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, Job Cards in construction, Access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation, and educational and skills support training.

As you will be aware the government imposed a third national lockdown from Tuesday 5th January 2021. You will find out more operational detail on the implications for each of these services through the following links:

Please note that NOCN Group will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA Regulation, QAA, and Qualifications Wales, and will update our customers as things change.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the impact on your centre, apprentices or learners please contact us on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177.

Update 29th March 2021

On 24th March, Ofqual published the VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) which allows NOCN to provide centres with awarding arrangements for learners who have had their training and assessment disrupted in 2021. To view more information on the arrangements in place by NOCN, please click here.

Using Xbox to Access Online Learning

It is possible for learners to access their online work from home using a gaming console. For guidance on how to do this please download the document here.

Skip navigation

Evaluate work methods and programme in construction contracting operations management

Reference
R/505/8309
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
13
Guided Learning Hours
30
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in evaluate work methods and programme in construction contracting operations management within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Be able to evaluate, review and select work methods
  • 1.1 - Assess the available project information accurately and summarise it to enable decisions on production, installation and work methods to be made
  • 1.2 - Obtain more information from other sources in cases where the available project information is insufficient
  • 1.3 - Identify and evaluate the possible work methods against relevant technical and project criteria and select those which best meet the criteria
  • 1.4 - Analyse the method which has been selected for its activity content and quantify it accurately
  • 1.5 - Propose the selected method to decision makers
  • 1.6 - Review method statements to ensure that they are accurate, clear, concise and acceptable to all the people involved
2 Understand how to evaluate, review and select work methods
  • 2.1 - Examine how to assess the available project information accurately
  • 2.2 - Explain how to summarise project information to enable decisions on production, installation and work methods to be made
  • 2.3 - Explain how to obtain more information from other sources in cases where the available project information is insufficient
  • 2.4 - Describe what to identify as the possible work methods against relevant technical and project criteria and select those which best meet the criteria
  • 2.5 - Explain how to evaluate the possible work methods against relevant technical and project criteria and select those which best meet the criteria
  • 2.6 - Examine how to analyse the method which has been selected for its activity content and quantify it accurately
  • 2.7 - Propose the selected method to decision makers
  • 2.8 - Examine how to review method statements to ensure that they are accurate, clear, concise and acceptable to all the people involved
3 Be able to evaluate project programme
  • 3.1 - Identify major activities, calculate the resources needed and identify their sources from the project information available and prepare a draft work programme
  • 3.2 - Evaluate alternative methods, resources and systems, in order to select the optimum solution to meet project requirements
  • 3.3 - Obtain clarification and advice where the resources needed are not available
  • 3.4 - Analyse the sequential programming of activities against project requirements and the requirements of significant external factors and necessary resources
  • 3.5 - Ensure that the produced programmes and schedules of planned activities are consistent with the complexity of the project
  • 3.6 - Confirm alterations to the works programme which will meet changed circumstances or offer cost and time benefits, calculate the savings accurately and justify them to decision makers
  • 3.7 - Develop a system for monitoring and recording the works programme, implement it and use the results to improve future production and planning
4 Understand how to evaluate project programme
  • 4.1 - Describe what to identify as major activities from the project information
  • 4.2 - Explain how to calculate the resources needed for major activities
  • 4.3 - Describe what to identify as the sources of resources from the project information available
  • 4.4 - Explain how to prepare a draft work programme
  • 4.5 - Explain how to evaluate alternative methods, resources and systems, in order to select the optimum solution to meet project requirements
  • 4.6 - Explain how to obtain clarification and advice where the resources needed are not available
  • 4.7 - Examine how to analyse the sequential programming of activities against project requirements and the requirements of significant external factors and necessary resources
  • 4.8 - Explain how to ensure that the produced programmes and schedules of planned activities are consistent with the complexity of the project
  • 4.9 - Explain how to confirm alterations to the works programme which will meet changed circumstances or offer cost and time benefits
  • 4.10 - Explain how to calculate the savings accurately from alternations to the works programmes
  • 4.11 - Evaluate how to justify the savings from alterations to the works programmes to decision makers
  • 4.12 - Propose how to develop a system for monitoring and recording the works programme
  • 4.13 - Explain how to implement a system for monitoring and recording the works programme and use the results to improve future production and planning
  • 4.14 - Explain how to use the results from the system for monitoring and recording the works programme to improve future production and planning
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