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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) - Retaining Structures

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Qualification Overview

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Level 2
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The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) -Retaining Structures qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a specialist in the installing retaining structures within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:
-Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
-Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
-Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
-Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace
-Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace
-Setting out secondary dimensional work control in the workplace

The learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:
-Installing mass gravity retaining structures in the workplace
-Installing precast concrete retaining structures in the workplace
-Installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes in the workplace
-Stabilising steep slopes in the workplace

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Qualification Structure

Min Credits : 59

Description: To achieve this qualification a minimum of 59 credits needs to be attained. This comprises 34 credits from the 6 units in the Mandatory Group, plus a minimum of 25 credits from at least 1 unit from the Optional Group.

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