The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations -Bricklaying 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 Bricklayer 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. This qualification can be taken as part of an apprenticeship framework, if desired. This qualification sits within the Construction Apprenticeship Framework in England and Wales. For further information about the Construction Apprenticeship Frameworks, please see website: www.afo.sscalliance.org.
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There are no formal entry requirements to take this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area.
On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.
Industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.
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The Qualification structure below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.
Qualification Title: L3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)
Minimum Credit Value: 150
Total Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification: 1500
An estimate of the total time it could reasonably be expected for a learner to achieve a qualification. TQT includes guided learning hours (GLH) plus an estimate of the time a learner is likely to spend in preparation, study or other learning activities as directed by but not under the immediate guidance of a lecturer, supervisor, or tutor.
Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification: 501
The time a learner spends in activities under the immediate guidance or supervision of a lecturer, supervisor, or tutor. This includes assessment if under supervision.
To achieve this qualification a minimum of 150 credits need to be attained. This comprises the 8 mandatory units plus 1 unit from the optional unit group.
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.
You will be required to produce a Portfolio of Evidence showing how you have met the performance and knowledge criteria for each unit required within the qualification, as directed by your assessor.
This qualification is not graded.
Assessments designed by centres must be accessible and inclusive and the assessment methodology must be appropriate for individual assessment, giving due consideration to any assessment requirements attached to individual components.
If you are a NOCN Recognised Centre and have learners with particular requirements, please see the NOCN Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Procedure found on the NOCN website at www.nocn.org.uk.
This policy gives clear guidance on the reasonable adjustments and arrangements that can be made to take account of disability or learning difficulty without compromising the assessment criteria.
The NOCN Centre Recognition process requires the centre to hold policy statements on Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Disability Discrimination which will be reviewed by NOCN. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Recognising Prior Learning is an assessment process that recognises learning that has its origins in a learner’s experience and/or previous formal and informal learning contexts. This includes knowledge and skills gained within school, college, university and outside formal learning situations such as through life, employment, apprenticeships and other work experiences.
NOCN is committed to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and has developed a policy and procedures to inform and support Centres, which is available on the NOCN website.
In order to gain and retain NOCN qualification approval status, centres must continue to meet the required standards of NOCN regarding internal management and systems, delivery staff, resources and equipment, assessment and training, internal quality assurance and external assessment arrangements. Each requirement is detailed as one of NOCN’s Approval Criteria.
For a full list of NOCN Approval Criteria, as well as further guidance and support in meeting that criteria, please refer to the NOCN Quality Assurance Manual, available on the NOCN website under the ‘Help & Support’ section.
Centre Staff Requirements
As part of the requirement to deliver this qualification, the Centre staff involved with the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of the qualification must have a demonstrable level of expertise. NOCN expects that all Tutors/Trainers, Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers are able to demonstrate that they have the relevant occupational knowledge and experience to perform their role.
Tutor/Trainer and Assessor Requirements
A Tutor/Trainer includes anyone within your Centre who is facilitating the training to learners in any environment e.g. tutor, trainer, teacher, coach, facilitator.
A Tutor is not required for NOCN_Cskills Awards NVQ qualifications, but is required for construction training diplomas.
All construction qualifications require an Assessor. For training diplomas, an individual can perform both roles of Tutor/Trainer and Assessor, where they meet the individual requirements for both. Tutors/Trainers and Assessors are not able to perform the role of the Internal Quality Assurer for cohorts where they have delivered training or assessment.
All Tutors/Trainers and Assessors must:
Any specific assessment/training requirements are detailed under the Assessment guidance and/or in the requirements section of each unit.
Internal Quality Assurer Requirements
All construction qualifications must be internally quality assured by an appropriately qualified and experienced IQA. Each Centre must have a quality system which ensures that decisions made by assessors are appropriate, consistent, fair and transparent, and that they do not discriminate any learner. The quality system must ensure the quality of the award, ensuring validity, reliability and consistency.
Further guidance regarding the requirements of a Centre’s quality system is detailed within the Quality Assurance Manual.
All Internal Quality Assurers must:
Resources and Equipment
For training diplomas, centres must have the resource available for the assessment and training requirements as set out by the relevant health and safety acts. There should be adequate provision of physical resources to support the learning and meet the requirements of the qualification/training.
Please refer to the specific resources and equipment specification for each individual training diploma.
Once recognised as a Centre, NOCN will allocate an External Quality Assurer. The External Quality Assurer will have ongoing responsibility for monitoring the Centre’s compliance with the requirements of centre recognised status.
The External Quality Assurer will make regular visits to all Centres. During these visits he/she will:
Monitor the Centre’s compliance with the Centre Recognition agreement by reviewing course documentation, meeting managers, tutors, internal quality assurers, learners and administrative staff.Verify recommendations for achievement submitted by the Centre via Quartzweb if the Centre does not hold DCS.
Refer to the NOCN Quality Assurance Manual for further information on the External Quality Assurance process.
If your centre is already recognised to offer NOCN qualifications and would like more information about this qualification, please contact: email@example.com.
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If you are interested in offering this qualification, but are not yet a NOCN Approved Centre please see Become a Registered Centre on our website www.nocn.org.uk and complete the New Business Enquiry Form.
Min Credits : 150
Description: To achieve this qualification a minimum of 150 credits need to be attained. This comprises of 136 credits from the Mandatory Group, plus 14 credits from the Optional Group.
Min Credits : 136
Description: The learner must achieve 136 credits from the units in this group.
|Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace||R/503/2924||11||Level 3|
|Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace||A/503/2772||10||Level 3|
|Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace||A/503/1170||2||Level 1|
|Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace||M/503/2915||8||Level 5|
|Erecting Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace||Y/503/9549||30||Level 3|
|Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace||A/503/9463||27||Level 2|
|Setting Out Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace||F/503/9545||26||Level 3|
|Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace||Y/503/9471||22||Level 2|
Min Credits : 14
Description: The learner must achieve a minimum of 14 credits from the units in this group.
|Applying solid render to background surfaces and producing finishes in the workplace||F/616/3809||27||Level 2|
|Erecting Masonry Cladding in the workplace||T/503/9476||24||Level 2|
|Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace||H/503/9490||23||Level 2|
|Installing Drainage in the Workplace||Y/504/6775||19||Level 2|
|Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace||K/503/9538||14||Level 2|
|Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace||R/504/6774||21||Level 2|
|Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace||F/616/3759||23||Level 2|
|Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace||L/503/9550||22||Level 3|
|Extension of various Qualifications||Amendment||B19-22||26/3/2019|