Experienced operatives who are required to engage in Road Building and Highways Maintenance within their working activities.
Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) are very popular work-related qualifications, which are usually completed within the workplace. They are designed to enable candidates to acquire the required knowledge and skills to be able to perform particular work tasks and do their job well, as set out by the National Occupational Standards.
The SVQ Level 2 Road Building & Maintenance Qualification is specifically designed to assess candidates in safe Road Building and Maintenance.
The main source of evidence is work-based to confirm that the candidate’s practical skills meet the appropriate performance criteria. An assessor will measure the candidate’s competence through direct observation of the candidate in the workplace, and will also work with the candidate to compile further evidence by using:
One of the benefits of a Vocational Qualification is that they test candidates’ ability to actually do the job. In order to gain the VQ all candidates must build a portfolio of evidence and be assessed under “live working conditions”.
Laying Kerbs and Channels
Slurry / Microsurfacing (Machine or Manual)
Surface Dressing (Machine)
High Friction Surfacing (Manual or Machine)
Soil Stabilisation (Machine)
Surface Retexturing (Machine)
Pavement Marking (Machine or Manual)
Pavement Marking (Road Studs)
Crack and Joint Repair (Manual)
Thermal Repair (Manual)
Flexible Pavement Construction (Manual)
Modular Pavement Construction
Excavation and Reinstatement
Locate and Excavate Utilities
Flexible Paving (Machine)
Rigid Paving (Machine)
Road Recycling (Machine)
On successful completion, candidates will achieve a nationally recognised qualification, which will enable them to provide evidence of competence and safe working in one or more categories of Road Building.
Venue - On-site at clients’ premises, using the applicable machines/equipment
Duration - No Timescale
Candidate Numbers - N/A
Certification - SVQ Roadbuilding Level 2, issued by the joint awarding body SQA / Construction Skills.