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Introduction

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of

individuals who specialise in bricklaying in the construction industry. The learner will need

to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding in core subject areas, and will also

need to demonstrate occupational competence in a specialist subject area.

The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual AB. This qualification is regulated

by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and the Council for the

Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) Regulation. The Regulated Qualifications

Framework (RQF) includes those qualifications regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation.

Qualification Profile

Qualification title ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction)

Ofqual qualification number 601/6501/7

Level Level 3

Total qualification time 1500 hours

Guided learning hours 501

Assessment

Pass or fail

Internally assessed and verified by centre staff

External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Qualification start date 1/7/15

Qualification end date

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify

any gaps and help plan the assessment.

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Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete ALL of the Mandatory units, plus a minimum of ONE Optional

unit.

Mandatory Units – complete ALL units

Unit

Reference

Number

Unit Title Unit

Level

CITB refs.

for

information

A/503/2772 Confirming work activities and resources for an

occupational work area in the workplace 3 209v2

M/503/2915 Developing and maintaining good occupational working

relationships in the workplace 3 210v3

R/503/2924 Confirming the occupational method of work in the

workplace 3

211V2

A/503/1170 Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the

workplace 1

641

A/503/9463 Erecting masonry structures in the workplace

Unit Endorsements:

One of the following:

Brick

Local material

2 40v3

Y/503/9471 Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace

Unit Endorsements:

At least four of the following:

Straight (180 degrees)

Right angles (90 degrees)

Obtuse angles (between 90 and 180 degrees including

batters)

Acute angles (between 0 and 90 degrees)

Curves on plan

Curves in elevation

Openings

2 41v3

T/503/9476 Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace

Unit Endorsements:

At least one of the following:

Brick and block

Local material

Plus one of the following:

Pre-erected timber frame

Pre-erected concrete

Pre-erected steel

Existing masonry

2 42v3

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A/618/3329 Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative

structures in the workplace

Unit Endorsements:

At least one of the following:

Brick and block

Local material

Plus three of the following:

Arches (rough ringed, axed, gauged)

Chimney stack

Fireplace

Wall with flush, projecting or decorative features

Wall curved on plan

Wall curved in elevation

Wall splayed on plan

3 49v3

Optional Units – a minimum of ONE unit

Unit

Reference

Number

Unit Title Unit

Level

CITB ref. for

information

H/503/9490 Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace

Unit Endorsements:

At least three of the following:

Cavity wall structures

Solid wall structures

Form openings

Mix jointing compounds

2 44v3

L/503/9550 Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the

workplace

Unit Endorsements:

At least one of the following:

Brick

Block

Local material

Plus three of the following:

Match existing materials

Continue existing bonding

Match existing quality of structure

Form openings

Prop existing walls and floors

Form internal and external angles

3 50v3

Y/504/6775 Installing drainage in the workplace

Unit Endorsements:

One of the following:

Inspection chambers

Surface water systems

Foul water systems

2 639v3

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M/618/3327 Installing and forming specialist masonry elements in the

workplace

Unit Endorsements:

At least one of the following:

Install fire barriers and support angles

Fire breaks and support angles

Form fire barriers and support angles

Fire breaks and support angles

Plus

At least two of the following:

Brick soffit systems

Channel systems

Wind posts

Vapour and/or moisture barriers

Wall starter kits

3 810v1

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Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please

complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.

Staff

Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and occupationally

competent.

Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance

For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and

one internal quality assurance verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific

occupational area. Assessors and internal quality assurance verifiers for competence-based

units or qualifications will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or verifier

qualifications, such as:

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and

Practices

  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes

and Practices

Support for Candidates

Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:

  • enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning

outcomes and assessment criteria;

  • provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
  • provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to

authenticate evidence

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Assessment

Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge described in the unit. Assessment is

the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards

set in the qualification.

Assessment guidance is included to assure consistency.

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of

all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include: – assignments/projects/reports

– worksheets

– portfolio of evidence

– record of oral and/or written questioning

Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to

do.

Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning

outcome has been achieved.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this qualification can be found from page 10.

Internal Quality Assurance

An internal quality assurance verifier confirms that assessment decisions made in centres

are made by competent and qualified assessors, that they are the result of sound and fair

assessment practice and that they are recorded accurately and appropriately.

Adjustments to Assessment

Adjustments to standard assessment arrangements are made on the individual needs of

candidates. ProQual’s Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Special Consideration Policy sets

out the steps to follow when implementing reasonable adjustments and special

considerations and the service that ProQual provides for some of these arrangements.

Centres should contact ProQual for further information or queries about the contents of the

policy.

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Results Enquiries and Appeals

All enquiries relating to assessment or other decisions should be dealt with by centres, with

reference to ProQual’s Enquiries and Appeals Procedures.

Certification

Candidates who achieve the requirements qualifications will be awarded:

  • A certificate listing the unit achieved, and
  • A certificate giving the full qualification title –

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)

Claiming certificates

Centres may claim certificates for candidates who have been registered with ProQual and who have

successfully achieved the requirements for a qualification. All certificates will be issued to the centre

for successful candidates.

Replacement certificates

If a replacement certificate is required a request must be made to ProQual in writing. Replacement

certificates are labelled as such and are only provided when the claim has been authenticated. Refer

to the Fee Schedule for details of charges for replacement certificates.

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Title: Erecting masonry structures in the workplace

Unit Number: A/503/9463

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Interpret the given

information relating to the

work and resources when

erecting masonry

structures.

1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from

drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements,

risk assessments and manufacturers’ information.

1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived

from risk assessments and method statements.

1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to

report and rectify inappropriate information and

unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.

1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and

how they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, current legislation,

schedules, method statements, risk assessments,

manufacturers’ information, oral and written

instructions, sketches, electronic data, official

guidance and current regulations governing

buildings associated with erecting masonry

structures.

2 Know how to comply with

relevant legislation and

official guidance when

erecting masonry

structures.

2.1 Describe their responsibilities potential accidents,

health hazards and the environment, whilst working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined

spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with

materials and substances, with movement and

storage of materials by manual handling and

mechanical lifting

2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for

tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to

site, workplace, company, operative and vehicles.

2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and

who is responsible for making reports.

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Title: Erecting masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Maintain safe and healthy

working practices when

erecting masonry

structures.

3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and

comply with the methods of work to carry out the

activity in accordance with current legislation and

organisational requirements when erecting masonry

structures.

3.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant

legislation when erecting masonry structures in relation to

the following:

– safe use of access equipment

– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools and

equipment

– specific risks to health.

3.3 Explain why and when health and safety control equipment,

identified by the principles of prevention should be used,

relating to erecting masonry structures, and the types,

purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and

general work environment, in relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

3.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control

equipment should be used in accordance with the given

working instructions.

3.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in

accordance with organisational authorisation and

personal skills when involved with fires, spillages,

injuries and other task-related activities.

4 Select the required quantity

and quality of resources for

the methods of work to

erect masonry structures.

4.1 Select resources associated with own work in relation to

materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.

4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

– bricks, blocks, mortars, frames, insulation, dampproof barriers, cloak systems, cills, copings and

cappings, lintels, fixings, ties

– hand and power tools, and equipment

4.3 Describe how to confirm that the resources and

materials conform to the specification.

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Title: Erecting masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 continued 4.4 Describe how the resources should be used correctly

and how problems associated with the resources are

reported.

4.5 Explain why the organisational procedures have been

developed and how they are used for the selection of

required resources.

4.6 Describe any potential hazards associated with the

resources and methods of work.

4.7 Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and

wastage of materials associated with the method and

procedure to erect masonry structures.

5 Minimise the risk of damage

to the work and

surrounding area when

erecting masonry

structures.

5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

in accordance with safe working practices and

organisational procedures.

5.2 Maintain a clear and tidy work space.

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.

5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the

purpose of protection in relation to general workplace

activities, other occupations and adverse weather

conditions.

5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out

safely in accordance with environmental

responsibilities, organisational procedures,

manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and

official guidance.

6 Complete the work within

the allocated time when

erecting masonry

structures.

6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the

estimated allocated time.

6.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and

explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:

– types of productivity targets and time scales

– how times are estimated

– organisational procedures for reporting

circumstances which will affect the work

programme.

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Title: Erecting masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 Comply with the given

contract information to

erect masonry structures to

the required specification.

7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when erecting

masonry structures:

– measuring, marking-out, laying, positioning, plumb,

levelling and securing.

7.2 Use and maintain hand and power tools, and

equipment.

7.3 erect masonry in brick and block and/or local materials

to given working instructions for the following:

– cavity wall structures

– blockwork structures

– solid wall structures

– form openings

– joint finishes

– cills, capping and copings.

7.4 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow

procedures, report problems and establish the authority

needed to rectify them, to:

– erect cavity walling and solid walling using brick and block

and local material

– erect walling of local style

– lay blocks (traditional and thin joint)

– determine brick and block bonds

– form and maintain the integrity of cavities

– install lintels

– install movement joints

– install wind posts

– cut bricks, blocks and local materials

– form joint finishes, including mechanical pointing systems

– form openings

– position, level, plumb, fix and integrate brick soffit

systems

– position and fix cills, copings and capping’s

– install masonry support angles

– prop and support structures

– complete and remove temporary works

– position, bond and tape insulation materials

– position, fix and bed damp-proof barriers, cloak systems

and cavity trays

– form and install weep holes and vents

– install and maintain the integrity of fire barriers and

breaks

– position and secure wall ties including spacing,

particularly around openings and movement joints

– mix mortar

continued/…

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Title: Erecting masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 continued 7.4

cont

– recognise and determine when specialist skills and

knowledge are required and report accordingly

– identify and follow the installation quality

requirements

– work with, around and in close proximity to plant

and machinery

– use hand and power tools, and equipment

– work at height

– use access equipment.

7.5 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to

communicate effectively within a team when erecting

masonry structures.

7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used

when erecting masonry structures.

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Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

This unit must be assessed against the endorsements detailed

within the relevant NVQ structure.

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction):

One of the following required:

Brick

Local material

Sector Subject area 5.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 150

Assessment hours 10

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Title: Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace

Unit Number: Y/503/9471

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Interpret the given

information relating to the

work and resources when

setting out to form masonry

structures.

1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from

drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements,

risk assessments and manufacturers’ information.

1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived

from risk assessments and method statements.

1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to

report and rectify inappropriate information and

unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.

1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and

how they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, current legislation,

schedules, method statements, risk assessments,

manufacturers’ information, oral and written

instructions, sketches, electronic data, official

guidance and current regulations governing

buildings associated with setting out to form

masonry structures.

2 Know how to comply with

relevant legislation and

official guidance when

setting out to form masonry

structures

2.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential

accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst

working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined

spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with

materials and substances, with movement and

storage of materials by manual handling and

mechanical lifting.

2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for

tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to

site, workplace, company, operative and vehicles.

2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and

who is responsible for making reports.

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Title: Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Maintain safe and healthy

working practices when

setting out to form masonry

structures.

3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and

comply with the methods of work to carry out the

activity in accordance with current legislation and

organisational requirements when setting out to form

masonry structures.

3.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and

relevant legislation when setting out to form masonry

structures in relation to of the following:

– safe use of access equipment

– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools

and equipment

– specific risks to health.

3.3 Explain why and when health and safety control

equipment, identified by the principles of prevention

should be used, relating to setting out to form masonry

structures, and the types, purpose and limitations of

each type, the work situation and general work

environment, in relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

3.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control

equipment should be used in accordance with the given

working instructions.

3.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in

accordance with organisational authorisation and

personal skills when involved with fires, spillages,

injuries and other task-related activities.

4 Select the required quantity

and quality of resources for

the methods of work to set

out to form masonry

structures

4.1 Select resources associated with own work in relation to

materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.

4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

– levels, lines, trammels, templates, profiles, tape

measures, pegs, squares and fixings

– hand and power tools, and setting out equipment.

4.3 Describe how to confirm that the resources and

materials conform to the specification.

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Title: Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 continued 4.4 Describe how the resources should be used correctly

and how problems associated with the resources are

reported.

4.5 Explain why the organisational procedures have been

developed and how they are used for the selection of

required resources.

4.6 Describe any potential hazards associated with the

resources and methods of work.

4.7 Describe how to calculate distances, quantity, length,

levels and diagonals, area and wastage of materials

associated with the method and procedure to set out to

form masonry structures.

5 Minimise the risk of damage

to the work and

surrounding area when

setting out to form masonry

structures

5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

in accordance with safe working practices and

organisational procedures.

5.2 Maintain a clear and tidy work space.

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.

5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the

purpose of protection in relation to general workplace

activities, other occupations and adverse weather

conditions.

5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out

safely in accordance with environmental

responsibilities, organisational procedures,

manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and

official guidance.

6 Complete the work within

the allocated time when

setting out to form masonry

structures

6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the

estimated allocated time.

6.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and

explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:

– types of productivity targets and time scales

– how times are estimated

– organisational procedures for reporting

circumstances which will affect the work

programme.

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Title: Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 Comply with the given

contract information to set

out to form masonry

structures to the required

specification.

7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when setting out

to form masonry structures:

– measuring, marking out, levelling, plumb,

positioning, transferring, transposing, fixing and

securing.

7.2 Use and maintain hand and power tools and setting out

equipment.

7.3 Determine dimensions and positions using line, level,

depth, area, height and angle to given working

instructions to establish at least four of the following

lines:

– straight (180 degrees)

– right angles (90 degrees)

– obtuse angles (between 90 and 180 degrees

including batters)

– acute angles (between 0 and 90 degrees)

– curves on plan

– curves in elevation

– openings.

7.4 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices,

follow procedures, report problems and establish the

authority needed to rectify them, to:

– measure and set out to form masonry structures on

level and sloping ground

– identify and mark datum points

– make trammels, templates and profiles

– mark straight lines, right angles, obtuse angles,

acute angles, curves on plan, curves in elevation and

openings

– set out using trammels, templates and profiles

– plumb from ranging lines

– transfer lines and levels (spirit level, straight-edge

and laser level)

– determine convex and concave curves using pegs

and line

continued/…

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Title: Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 continued 7.4

contd

– recognise and determine when specialist skills and

knowledge are required and report accordingly

– identify and follow the installation quality

requirements

– work with, around and in close proximity to plant

and machinery

– use hand and power tools, and setting out

equipment

– work at height

– use access equipment.

7.5 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to

communicate effectively within a team when setting

out to form masonry structures.

7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment

used when setting out to form masonry structures.

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Title: Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

This unit must be assessed against the endorsements detailed

within the relevant NVQ structure.

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction):

At least four of the following required:

Straight (180 degrees)

Right angles (90 degrees)

Obtuse angles (between 90 and 180 degrees including batters)

Acute angles (between 0 and 90 degrees)

Curves on plan

Curves in elevation

Openings

Sector Subject areas 5.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 113

Assessment hours 10

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Title: Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace

Unit Number: T/503/9476

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Interpret the given

information relating to the

work and resources when

erecting masonry cladding.

1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from

drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements,

risk assessments and manufacturers’ information.

1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived

from risk assessments and method statements.

1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to

report and rectify inappropriate information and

unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.

1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and

how they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, current legislation,

schedules, method statements, risk assessments,

manufacturers’ information, oral and written

instructions, sketches, electronic data, official

guidance and current regulations associated with

erecting masonry cladding.

2 Know how to comply with

relevant legislation and

official guidance when

erecting masonry cladding.

2.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential

accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst

working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined

spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with

materials and substances, with movement and

storage of materials by manual handling and

mechanical lifting.

2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for

tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to

site, workplace, company, operative and vehicles.

2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and

who is responsible for making reports.

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Title: Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Maintain safe and healthy

working practices when

erecting masonry cladding.

3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and

comply with the methods of work to carry out the

activity in accordance with current legislation and

organisational requirements when erecting masonry

cladding.

3.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and

relevant legislation when erecting masonry cladding in

relation to the following:

– safe use of access equipment

– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools

and equipment

– specific risks to health.

3.3 Explain why and when health and safety control

equipment, identified by the principles of prevention

should be used, relating to erecting masonry cladding,

and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the

work situation and general work environment, in

relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

3.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control

equipment should be used in accordance with the given

working instructions.

3.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in

accordance with organisational authorisation and

personal skills when involved with fires, spillages,

injuries and other task-related activities.

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Title: Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 Select the required quantity

and quality of resources for

the methods of work to

erect masonry cladding.

4.1 Select resources associated with own work in relation to

materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.

4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

– bricks, blocks, mortars, frames, insulation, damp-proof

barriers, brick slips, cloak systems, cavity closers, fire

breaks, lintels, fixings and ties

– hand and power tools, and equipment.

4.3 Describe how to confirm that the resources and

materials conform to the specification.

4.4 Describe how the resources should be used correctly

and how problems associated with the resources are

reported.

4.5 Explain why the organisational procedures have been

developed and how they are used for the selection of

required resources.

4.6 Describe any potential hazards associated with the

resources and methods of work.

4.7 Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and

wastage of materials associated with the method and

procedure to erect masonry cladding.

5 Minimise the risk of damage

to the work and surrounding

area when erecting masonry

cladding.

5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

in accordance with safe working practices and

organisational procedures.

5.2 Maintain a clear and tidy work space.

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.

5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the

purpose of protection in relation to general workplace

activities, other occupations and adverse weather

conditions.

5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely

in accordance with environmental responsibilities,

organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information,

statutory regulations and official guidance.

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Title: Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

6 Complete the work within

the allocated time when

erecting masonry cladding.

6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the

estimated allocated time.

6.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain

why deadlines should be kept in relation to:

– types of productivity targets and time scales

– how times are estimated

– organisational procedures for reporting circumstances

which will affect the work programme.

7 Comply with the given

contract information to

erect masonry cladding to

the required specification.

7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when erecting masonry

cladding:

– measuring, marking-out, laying, positioning, levelling,

plumb, fitting, fixing and securing.

7.2 Use and maintain hand and power tools and equipment.

7.3 Erect brick and block and/or local material cladding to given

working instructions, including the formation of openings and

joint finishes, for at least one of the following structures:

– pre-erected timber frame

– pre-erected concrete

– pre-erected steel

– existing masonry structure.

7.4 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices,

follow procedures, report problems and establish the

authority needed to rectify them, to:

– erect brick, block and thin joint block cladding to

pre-erected timber frame, concrete, steel and

existing structures

– clad structures using local materials

– install brick slips

– position and secure wall ties including spacing,

particularly around openings and movement joints

– form and maintain the integrity of cavities

– install and maintain the integrity of fire barriers and

breaks

– form joint finishes

– form openings

– position, level, plumb, fix and integrate brick soffit

systems

– install masonry support angles

– prop and support structures

continued/…

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Title: Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 continued 7.4

contd

– remove temporary structures

– position, fix and bed damp-proof barriers, cloak

systems and cavity trays

– form and install weep holes and vents

– position, bond and tape insulation materials

– install wind posts

– mix mortar

– recognise and determine when specialist skills and

knowledge are required and report accordingly

– identify and follow the installation quality

requirements

– work with, around and in close proximity to plant

and machinery

– use hand and power tools, and equipment

– work at height

– use access equipment.

7.5 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to

communicate effectively within a team when erecting

masonry cladding.

7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment

used when erecting masonry cladding.

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Title: Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

This unit must be assessed against the endorsements detailed

within the relevant NVQ structure.

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction):

At least one of the following required:

Brick and block

Local material

Plus one of the following:

Pre-erected timber frame

Pre-erected concrete

Pre-erected steel

Existing mastonry

Sector Subject areas 5.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 110

Assessment hours 10

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Title: Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative structures in the

workplace

Unit Number : A/618/3329

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Interpret the given

information relating to the

work and resources when

erecting masonry to form

architectural and decorative

structures.

1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from

drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements,

risk assessments and manufacturers’ information.

1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived

from risk assessments and method statements.

1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to

report and rectify inappropriate information and

unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.

1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and

how they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, current legislation,

schedules, method statements, risk assessments,

manufacturers’ information, oral and written

instructions, sketches, electronic data, official

guidance and current regulations governing

buildings associated with the erection of masonry to

form architectural and decorative structures.

2 Know how to comply with

relevant legislation and

official guidance when

erecting masonry to form

architectural and decorative

structures.

2.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential

accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst

working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined

spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with

materials and substances, with movement and

storage of materials by manual handling and

mechanical lifting.

2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for

tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to

site, workplace, company, operative and vehicles.

2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and

who is responsible for making reports.

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Title: Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative structures in the

workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Maintain safe and healthy

working practices when

erecting masonry to form

architectural and decorative

structures.

3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply

with the methods of work to carry out the activity in

accordance with current legislation and organisational

requirements when erecting masonry to form architectural

and decorative structures.

3.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant

legislation when erecting masonry to form architectural and

decorative structures in relation to the following:

– safe use of access equipment

– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools and

equipment

– specific risks to health.

3.3 Explain why and when health and safety control equipment,

identified by the principles of prevention should be used,

relating to erecting masonry to form architectural and

decorative structures, and the types, purpose and limitations

of each type, the work situation and general work

environment, in relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

3.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control

equipment should be used in accordance with the given

working instructions.

3.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in

accordance with organisational authorisation and

personal skills when involved with fires, spillages,

injuries and other task-related activities.

4 Select the required quantity

and quality of resources for

the methods of work to

erect masonry to form

architectural and decorative

structures.

4.1 Select resources associated with own work in relation to

materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.

4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

– bricks, blocks, mortars, frames, insulation, damp-proof

barriers, cloak systems, lintels and ties

– components and fixings

– hand and power tools, and equipment.

4.3 Describe how to confirm that the resources and

materials conform to the specification.

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Title: Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative structures in the

workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 continued 4.4 Describe how the resources should be used correctly

and how problems associated with the resources are

reported.

4.5 Explain why the organisational procedures have been

developed and how they are used for the selection of

required resources.

4.6 Describe any potential hazards associated with the

resources and methods of work.

4.7 Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and

wastage of materials associated with the method and

procedure to erect masonry to form architectural and

decorative structures.

5 Minimise the risk of damage

to the work and

surrounding area when

erecting masonry to form

architectural and decorative

structures.

5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

in accordance with safe working practices and

organisational procedures.

5.2 Maintain a clear and tidy work space.

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.

5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the

purpose of protection in relation to general workplace

activities, other occupations and adverse weather

conditions.

5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out

safely in accordance with environmental

responsibilities, organisational procedures,

manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and

official guidance.

6 Complete the work within

the allocated time when

erecting masonry to form

architectural and decorative

structures.

6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the

estimated allocated time.

6.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and

explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:

– types of productivity targets and time scales

– how times are estimated

– organisational procedures for reporting

circumstances which will affect the work

programme.

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Title: Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative structures in the

workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 Comply with the given

contract information to

erect masonry to form

architectural and decorative

structures to the required

specification.

7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when erecting masonry

to form architectural and decorative structures:

– measuring, checking, marking-out, laying, positioning and

securing.

7.2 Use and maintain hand and power tools, and equipment.

7.3 Erect masonry in brick and block and/or local materials to

given working instructions, to form architectural and

decorative features including forming joint finishes, for at

least three of the following:

–– arch (rough ringed, axed, gauged)

– chimney stack

–– fireplace

– wall with flush, projecting or decorative features

–– wall curved on plan

– wall curved in elevation

– wall splayed on plan.

7.4 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow

procedures, report problems and establish the authority

needed to rectify them, to:

– erect cavity walling and solid walling using brick, blocks

and thin joint blocks

– erect walls in local styles using local materials

– work overhand

– position, install and secure fixings and cramps

– position and secure wall ties including spacing particularly

around openings and movement joints

– form and maintain the integrity of cavities

– install masonry support angles

– form and install weep holes and vents

– form arches (rough ringed, axed, gauged)

– form chimney stacks

– form fireplaces

– form walls flush, projecting and with decorative features

– form walls curved on plan and check with trammel,

templates and bay moulds

– form walls splayed on plan and check with templates and

bay moulds

– form walls curved and ramped in elevation and set out

and check with trammels and profiles

– prop and support structures

– install movement joints

– install wind posts

continued/…

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Title: Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative structures in the

workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 continued 7.4

cont

– cut bricks, blocks and local materials

– complete and remove temporary works

– form joint finishes

– select and install vertical and horizontal

reinforcement

– position, fix and bed damp-proof barriers, cloak

systems and cavity trays

– position, bond and tape insulation materials

– install and maintain the integrity of fire barriers and

breaks

– mix mortar

– provide information for Building Information

Modelling (BIM)

– recognise and determine when specialist skills and

knowledge are required and report accordingly

– determine specific requirements for structures of

special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and

historical significance

– identify and follow the installation quality

requirements

– work with, around and in close proximity to plant

and machinery

– use hand and power tools, and equipment

– work at height

– use access equipment.

7.5 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to

communicate effectively within a team when erecting

masonry to form architectural and decorative

structures.

7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used

when erecting masonry to form architectural and

decorative structures.

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Title: Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative structures in the

workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

This unit must be assessed against the endorsements detailed

within the relevant NVQ structure.

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction):

At least one of the following required:

Brick and block

Local material

Plus three of the following:

Arches (rough ringed, axed, gauged)

Chimney stack

Fireplace

Wall with flush, projecting or decorative features

Wall curved on plan

Wall curved in elevation

Wall splayed on plan

Sector Subject areas 5.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 180

Assessment hours 10

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Title: Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the

workplace

Level: A/503/2772

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Identify work activities,

assess required resources

and plan the sequence of

work.

1.1 Identify work activities, assess required resources and plan

the sequence of work.

1.2 Identify work activities and formulate a plan for their own

sequence of work.

1.3 Explain the types of work relative to the occupational area

and how to identify different work activities.

1.4 Explain methods of assessing the resources needed from a

range of available information.

1.5 Explain the required information and the different methods

used to prepare a work programme relative to the

occupational area.

2 Obtain clarification and

advice where the resources

required are not available.

2.1 Seek advice and clarity from appropriate sources on

resources available and the alternatives that can be

used for the work when required resources are not

available.

2.2 Explain the different sources and methods that can be

used to obtain clarification and advice when the

required resources are not available.

3 Evaluate the work activities

and the requirements of

any significant external

factors against the project

requirements.

3.1 Assess progress of work against project requirements, taking

into account external factors relating to:

– other occupations and /or customers

– resources

– weather conditions

– health and safety requirements.

3.2 Explain different methods of evaluating work activities against

the following project requirements:

– contract conditions

– contract programme

– health and safety requirements of operatives.

3.3 Evaluate the requirements of significant external factors that

could affect the progress of work, in relation to:

– other related programmes

– special working conditions

– weather conditions

– other occupations/people

– resources

– health and safety requirements.

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Title: Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the

workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 Identify work activities

which influence each other

and make the best use of

the resources available.

4.1 Determine work activities that have an influence on

each other.

4.2 Evaluate which work activities make the best use of

available resources in relation to:

– occupations and/or customers associated with the

work

– tools, plant and/or ancillary equipment

– materials and components.

4.3 Explain different methods and sources that can identify

which work activities influence each other.

4.4 Describe how to determine the sequence of work

activities and how long each work activity will take.

4.5 Describe what zero and low carbon requirements are.

4.6 Explain how work activities and different ways of using

resources can impact on zero and low carbon

requirements, and make a positive contribution to the

environment.

5 Identify changed

circumstances that require

alterations to the work

programme and justify them

to decision makers.

5.1 Evaluate project progress against the work programme

to identify any changed circumstances.

5.2 Inform line management and/or customers on the type

and extent of any required changes to the work

programme.

5.3 Explain how to identify possible alterations to the work

programme to meet changed circumstances relating to

action lists, method statements, duration, schedules

and/or occupation specific requirements.

5.4 Explain how to assess contractual/work effects resulting

from alterations to the work programme.

5.5 Explain the methods used to justify to decision makers

on the effects resulting from alterations to the work

programme.

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Title: Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the

workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

Subject Sector Area 05.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 33

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Title: Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the

workplace

Unit Number: M/503/2915

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Develop, maintain and

encourage working

relationships to promote

good will and trust.

1.1 Give appropriate advice and information to relevant

people about the occupational work activities and/or

associated occupations involved.

1.2 Apply the principles of equality and diversity by

considering the needs of individuals when working and

communicating with others.

1.3 Explain the methods and techniques used and personal

attributes required to encourage and maintain working

relationships that promote goodwill and trust with

relevant people.

1.4 Explain the principles of equality and diversity and how

to apply them when working and communicating with

others.

2 Inform relevant people

about work activities in an

appropriate level of detail,

with the appropriate level

of urgency.

2.1 Communicate on the following work activity

information to relevant people following organisational

procedures:

– appropriate timescales

– health and safety requirements

– co-ordination of work procedures.

2.2 Explain the different methods and techniques used to

inform relevant people about work activities.

2.3 Explain the effects of not informing relevant people

with the expected level of urgency.

2.4 Explain the different types of work activity related

information and to what level of detail the following

people would expect to receive:

– colleagues

– employers

– customers

– contractors

– suppliers of products and services

– other people affected by the work/project.

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Title: Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the

workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Offer advice and help to

relevant people about work

activities and encourage

questions/requests for

clarification and comments.

3.1 Give appropriate advice and information to relevant

people about the different methods of carrying out

occupational work activities to achieve the required

outcome.

3.2 Explain the techniques of encouraging questions

and/or requests for clarification and comments.

3.3 Explain the different ways of offering advice and help

to different people about work activities, in relation to:

– progress

– results

– achievements

– occupational problems

– occupational opportunities

– health and safety requirements

– co-ordinated work.

4 Clarify proposals with

relevant people and discuss

alternative suggestions.

4.1 Engage regular discussions with relevant people about

the occupational work activity and/or other

occupations involved.

4.2 Explain the methods of clarifying alternative proposals

with relevant people.

4.3 Explain the methods of suggesting alternative

proposals.

5 Resolve differences of

opinion in ways that

minimise offence and

maintain goodwill, trust and

respect.

5.1 Examine and agree the work activities that satisfy all

people involved and will meet the required outcome of

the proposed method of work.

5.2 Explain the methods and techniques used to resolve

differences of opinion in ways which minimise offence

and maintain goodwill, trust and respect.

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Title: Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the

workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

Sector Subject Areas 05.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 27

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Title: Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace

Unit Number: R/503/2924

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Assess available project

data accurately to

determine the occupational

method of work.

1.1 Interpret and extract information from drawings,

specifications, schedules, manufacturer’s information,

methods of work, risk assessments and programmes of

work.

1.2 Explain how to summarise the following project data:

– required quantities

– specifications

– detailed drawings

– health and safety requirements

– timescales

– scope of works.

1.3 Explain the different methods of assessing available

project data.

1.4 Explain how to use project data to interpret the work

method, In relation to:

– standard work procedures

– sequence of work

– organisation of resources (people, equipment,

materials)

– work techniques

– working conditions (health, safety and welfare)

– risk assessment.

2 Obtain additional

information from

alternative sources in cases

where the available project

data is insufficient.

2.1 Collect and collate additional information from

alternative sources to clarify the work to be carried out.

2.3 Explain different methods and techniques of obtaining

additional information from the following alternative

sources when available project data is insufficient:

– customers or representatives

– suppliers

– regulatory authorities

– manufacturer’s literature.

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Title: Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Identify work methods that

will make best use of

resources and meet project,

statutory and contractual

requirements.

3.1 Examine potential work methods to carry out the

occupational work activity.

3.2 Determine which work methods will make best use of

relevant resources and meet health and safety requirements

relating to technical and/or project criteria.

3.3 Explain how to identify work methods that make best use of

resources and meet project, statutory and contractual

requirements against technical criteria, in relation to:

– health and safety welfare (principles of protection)

– fire protection

– access and egress

– equipment availability

– availability of competent workforce

– pollution risk

– waste and disposal

– zero and low carbon outcomes

– weather conditions.

3.4 Explain how to identify work methods that make best use of

resources and meet project, statutory and contractual

requirements against project criteria, in relation to:

– conforming to statutory requirements

– customer and user needs

– contract requirements in terms of time, quantity and

quality

– environmental considerations.

3.5 Explain how different methods of work can achieve zero/low

carbon outcomes.

4 Confirm and communicate the

selected work method to

relevant personnel.

4.1 Confirm the selected occupational work method that meets

project, statutory and contractual requirements.

4.2 Communicate appropriately to relevant people on the

selected occupational work method.

4.3 Describe the different techniques and methods of confirming

and communicating work methods to relevant people.

4.4 Explain the principles of equality and diversity and how to

apply them when working and communicating with others.

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Title: Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

Sector Subject Areas 05.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 37

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Title: Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

Unit Number: A/503/1170

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Comply with all workplace

health, safety and welfare

legislation requirements.

1.1 Comply with information from workplace inductions and any

health, safety and welfare briefings attended relevant to the

occupational area.

1.2 Use health and safety control equipment safely to carry out

the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational

requirements.

1.3 Comply with statutory requirements, safety notices and

warning notices displayed within the workplace and/or on

equipment.

1.4 State why and when health and safety control equipment,

identified by the principles of protection, should be used

relating to types, purpose and limitations of each type, the

work situation, occupational use and the general work

environment, in relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

1.5 State how the health and safety control equipment relevant

to the work should be used in accordance with the given

instructions.

1.6 State which types of health, safety and welfare legislation,

notices and warning signs are relevant to the occupational

area and associated equipment.

1.7 State why health, safety and welfare legislation, notices and

warning signs are relevant to the occupational area.

1.8 State how to comply with control measures that have been

identified by risk assessments and safe systems of work.

2 Recognise hazards

associated with the

workplace that have not

been previously controlled

and report them in

accordance with

organisational procedures.

2.1 Report any hazards created by changing circumstances

within the workplace in accordance with organisational

procedures.

2.2 List typical hazards associated with the work environment

and occupational area in relation to resources, substances,

asbestos, equipment, obstructions, storage, services and

work activities.

2.3 List the current Health and Safety Executive top ten safety

risks.

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Title: Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

2 continued 2.4 List the current Health and Safety Executive top five

health risks.

2.5 State how changing circumstances within the workplace

could cause hazards.

2.6 State the methods used for reporting changed

circumstances, hazards and incidents in the workplace.

3 Comply with organisational

policies and procedures to

contribute to health, safety

and welfare.

3.1 Interpret and comply with given instructions to maintain

safe systems of work and quality working practices.

3.2 Contribute to discussions by offering/providing

feedback relating to health, safety and welfare.

3.3 Contribute to the maintenance of workplace welfare

facilities in accordance with workplace welfare

procedures.

3.4 Safely store health and safety control equipment in

accordance with given instructions.

3.5 Dispose of waste and/or consumable items in

accordance with legislation.

3.6 State the organisational policies and procedures for

health, safety and welfare, in relation to:

– dealing with accidents and emergencies associated

with the work and environment

– methods of receiving or sourcing information

– reporting

– stopping work

– evacuation

– fire risks and safe exit procedures

– consultation and feedback.

3.7 State the appropriate types of fire extinguishers

relevant to the work.

3.8 State how and when the different types of fire

extinguishers are used in accordance with legislation

and official guidance.

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Title: Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 Work responsibly to

contribute to workplace

health, safety and welfare

whilst carrying out work in

the relevant occupational

area.

4.1 Demonstrate behaviour which shows personal

responsibility for general workplace health, safety and

welfare.

4.2 State how personal behaviour demonstrates

responsibility for general workplace health, safety and

welfare, in relation to:

– recognising when to stop work in the face of serious

and imminent danger to self and/or others

– contributing to discussions and providing feedback

– reporting changed circumstances and incidents in

the workplace

– complying with the environmental requirements of

the workplace.

4.3 Give examples of how the behaviour and actions of

individuals could affect others within the workplace.

5 Comply with and support all

organisational security

arrangements and approved

procedures.

5.1 Provide appropriate support for security arrangements

in accordance with approved procedures:

– during the working day

– on completion of the day’s work

– for unauthorised personnel (other operatives and

the general public)

– for theft.

5.2 State how security arrangements are implemented in

relation to the workplace, the general public, site

personnel and resources.

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Title: Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

Sector Subject Area 5.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 7

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Title: Erect thin joint masonry structures in the workplace

Unit Number: H/503/9490

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Interpret the given

information relating to the

work and resources when

erecting thin joint masonry

structures.

1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from

drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements,

risk assessments and manufacturers’ information.

1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived

from risk assessments and method statements.

1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to

report and rectify inappropriate information and

unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.

1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and

how they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, current legislation,

schedules, method statements, risk assessments,

manufacturers’ information, oral and written

instructions, sketches, electronic data, official

guidance and current regulations associated with

erecting thin joint masonry structures.

2 Know how to comply with

relevant legislation and

official guidance when

erecting thin joint masonry

structures.

2.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential

accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst

working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined

spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with

materials and substances, with movement and

storage of materials by manual handling and

mechanical lifting.

2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for

tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to

site, workplace, company, operative and vehicles.

2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and

who is responsible for making reports.

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Title: Erect thin joint masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Maintain safe and healthy

working practices when

erecting thin joint masonry

structures.

3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and

comply with the methods of work to carry out the

activity in accordance with current legislation and

organisational requirements when erecting thin joint

masonry structures.

3.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant

legislation when erecting thin joint masonry structures in

relation to the following:

– safe use of access equipment

– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools and

equipment

– specific risks to health.

3.3 Explain why and when health and safety control equipment,

identified by the principles of prevention should be used,

relating to erecting thin joint masonry structures, and the

types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work

situation and general work environment, in relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

3.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control

equipment should be used in accordance with the given

working instructions.

3.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in

accordance with organisational authorisation and

personal skills when involved with fires, spillages,

injuries and other task-related activities.

4 Select the required quantity

and quality of resources for

the methods of work to

erect thin joint masonry

structures.

4.1 Select resources associated with own work in relation to

materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.

4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

– blocks, jointing compounds, frames, insulation,

damp-proof barriers, cloak systems, lintels, fixings,

ties

– hand and power tools and equipment.

4.3 Describe how to confirm that the resources and

materials conform to the specification.

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Title: Erect thin joint masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 continued 4.4 Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how

problems associated with the resources are reported.

4.5 Explain why the organisational procedures have been

developed and how they are used for the selection of

required resources.

4.6 Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources

and methods of work.

4.7 Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage

of materials associated with the method and procedure to

erect thin joint masonry structures.

5 Minimise the risk of damage

to the work and

surrounding area when

erecting thin joint masonry

structures.

5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

in accordance with safe working practices and

organisational procedures.

5.2 Maintain a clear and tidy work space.

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.

5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the

purpose of protection in relation to general workplace

activities, other occupations and adverse weather

conditions.

5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out

safely in accordance with environmental

responsibilities, organisational procedures,

manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and

official guidance.

6 Complete the work within

the allocated time when

erecting thin joint masonry

structures.

6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the estimated

allocated time.

6.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain

why deadlines should be kept in relation to:

– types of productivity targets and time scales

– how times are estimated

– organisational procedures for reporting circumstances

which will affect the work programme.

7 Comply with the given

contract information to

erect thin joint masonry

structures to the required

specification.

7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when erecting thin joint

masonry structures:

– measuring, marking out, cutting, preparing, laying,

positioning and securing.

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Title: Erect thin joint masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 continued 7.2 Use and maintain hand and power tools, and

equipment.

7.3 Erecting thin joint masonry structures to given working

instructions for at least three of the following:

– cavity wall structures

– solid wall structures

– form openings

– mix jointing compounds.

7.4 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow

procedures, report problems and establish the authority

needed to rectify them, to:

– erect cavity walling and solid walling using thin joint

blocks

– determine thin joint block bonds

– level bed (course one)

– check plumb

– form and maintain the integrity of cavities

– form openings

– position, level, plumb, fix and integrate, brick soffit

systems

– install masonry support angles

– position, fix and bed, damp-proof barriers, cloak systems

and cavity trays

– position and secure wall ties including spacing,

particularly around openings

– form and install movement joints

– install and maintain the integrity of fire barriers and

breaks

– form and install weep holes and vents

– position, bond and tape insulation materials

– install wind posts

– mix jointing compound

– recognise and determine when specialist skills and

knowledge are required and report accordingly

– identify and follow the installation quality requirements

– work with, around and in close proximity to plant and

machinery

– use hand and power tools, and equipment

– work at height

– use access equipment.

7.5 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to

communicate effectively within a team when erecting thin

joint masonry structures.

7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used

when erecting thin joint masonry structures.

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Title: Erect thin joint masonry structures in the workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

This unit must be assessed against the endorsements detailed

within the relevant NVQ structure.

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction:

At least three of the following required:

Cavity wall structures

Solid wall structures

Form openings

Mix jointing compounds

Sector Subject areas 5.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 117

Assessment hours 10

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Title: Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

Level: L/503/9550

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Interpret the given

information relating to the

work and resources when

repairing and maintaining

masonry structures.

1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from

drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements,

risk assessments and manufacturers’ information.

1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived

from risk assessments and method statements.

1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to

report and rectify inappropriate information and

unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.

1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and

how they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, current legislation,

schedules, method statements, risk assessments,

manufacturers’ information, oral and written

instructions, sketches, electronic data, official

guidance and current regulations governing

buildings associated with the repair and

maintenance of masonry structures.

2 Know how to comply with

relevant legislation and

official guidance when

repairing and maintaining

masonry structures.

2.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential

accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst

working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined

spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with

materials and substances, with movement and

storage of materials by manual handling and

mechanical lifting.

2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for

tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to

site, workplace, company, operative and vehicles.

2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and

who is responsible for making reports.

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Title: Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Maintain safe and healthy

working practices when

repairing and maintaining

masonry structures.

3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and

comply with the methods of work to carry out the

activity in accordance with current legislation and

organisational requirements when repairing and

maintaining masonry structures.

3.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and

relevant legislation when repairing and maintaining

masonry structures in relation to the following:

– safe use of access equipment

– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools

and equipment

– specific risks to health.

3.3 Explain why and when health and safety control

equipment, identified by the principles of prevention

should be used, relating to repairing and maintaining

masonry structures, and the types, purpose and

limitations of each type, the work situation and general

work environment, in relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

3.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control

equipment should be used in accordance with the given

working instructions.

3.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in

accordance with organisational authorisation and

personal skills when involved with fires, spillages,

injuries and other task-related activities.

4 Select the required quantity

and quality of resources for

the methods of work to

repair and maintain

masonry structures.

4.1 Select resources associated with own work in relation to

materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.

4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

– bricks, blocks, natural stones, mortars, sand, lime,

additives, frames, insulation, damp-proof barriers,

cloak systems, lintels and ties

– fittings and fixings

– hand and power tools and equipment.

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Title: Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 continued 4.3 Describe how to confirm that the resources and

materials conform to the specification.

4.4 Describe how the resources should be used correctly

and how problems associated with the resources are

reported.

4.5 Explain why the organisational procedures have been

developed and how they are used for the selection of

required resources.

4.6 Describe any potential hazards associated with the

resources and methods of work.

4.7 Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and

wastage of materials associated with the method and

procedure to repair and maintain masonry structures.

5 Minimise the risk of damage

to the work and surrounding

area when repairing and

maintaining masonry

structures.

5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

in accordance with safe working practices and

organisational procedures.

5.2 Maintain a clear and tidy work space.

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.

5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the

purpose of protection in relation to general workplace

activities, other occupations and adverse weather

conditions.

5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out

safely in accordance with environmental

responsibilities, organisational procedures,

manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and

official guidance.

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Title: Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

6 Complete the work within

the allocated time when

repairing and maintaining

masonry structures.

6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the

estimated allocated time.

6.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain

why deadlines should be kept in relation to:

– types of productivity targets and time scales

– how times are estimated

– organisational procedures for reporting circumstances

which will affect the work programme.

7 Comply with the given

contract information to

repair and maintain

masonry structures to the

required specification.

7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when repairing and

maintaining masonry structures:

– measure, mark out, cut, remove, lay, position and secure.

7.2 Use and maintain hand and power tools, and equipment.

7.3 Prepare, repair and maintain existing brick and/or block

masonry and/or local material structures to given working

instructions for at least three of the following:

– match existing materials

– continue existing bonding

– match existing quality of structure

– form openings

– prop existing walls and floors

– form internal and external angles.

7.4 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow

procedures, report problems and establish the authority

needed to rectify them, to:

– prepare, repair and maintain existing masonry structures

in bricks, blocks and thin joint blocks or local materials

and styles

– identify materials and components and restore structures

to original state

– form joint finishes

– form openings

– prop existing walls and floors

– form and maintain the integrity of cavities

– position, fix and bed damp-proof barriers cloak systems

and cavity trays

– form and install weep holes and vents

– form internal and external angles

– position, bond and tape insulation materials

– install and maintain the integrity of fire barriers and

breaks

– dress surfaces

– form finishes

– mix mortars

continued/…

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Title: Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 continued 7.4

contd

– recognise and determine when specialist skills and

knowledge are required and report accordingly

– determine specific requirements for structures of

special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and

historical significance

– identify and follow the installation quality

requirements

– work with, around and in close proximity to plant

and machinery

– use hand and power tools, and equipment

– work at height

– use access equipment.

7.5 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to

communicate effectively within a team when repairing

and maintaining masonry structures.

7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment

used when repairing and maintaining masonry

structures.

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Title: Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

This unit must be assessed against the endorsements detailed

within the relevant NVQ structure.

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction):

At least one of the following required:

Brick

Block

Local material

Plus three of the following:

Match existing bonding

Match existing quality of structure

Form openings

Prop existing walls and floors

Form internal and external angles

Sector Subject areas 5.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 133

Assessment hours 10

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Title: Installing drainage in the workplace

Unit Number: Y/504/6775

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Interpret the given

information relating to the

work and resources when

installing drainage.

1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from

drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments,

method statements and manufacturers’ information.

1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived

from risk assessments and method statements.

1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to

report and rectify inappropriate information and

unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.

1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and how

they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments,

method statements, manufacturers’ information, verbal,

written and graphical instructions, permits, current

regulations and official guidance governing the

installation and construction of drainage systems.

2 Know how to comply with

relevant legislation and

official guidance when

installing drainage.

2.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents,

health hazards and the environment whilst working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined spaces,

at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and

substances, with movement and storage of materials by

manual handling and mechanical lifting.

2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for

tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to

site, workplace, company and operative.

2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and

who is responsible for making reports.

3 Maintain safe and healthy

working practices when

installing drainage.

3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and

comply with the methods of work to carry out the

activity in accordance with current legislation and

organisational requirements when installing drainage.

3.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and

relevant legislation when installing drainage in relation

to at least two of the following:

– safe use of access equipment

– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools

and equipment

– specific risks to health.

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Title: Installing drainage in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 continued 3.3 Explain why and when health and safety control

equipment, identified by the principles of prevention,

should be used, relating to installing drainage, and the

types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work

situation and general work environment, in relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

3.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control

equipment should be used in accordance with the given

instructions.

3.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in

accordance with organisational authorisation and

personal skills when involved with fires, spillages,

injuries and other task-related activities.

4 Select the required quantity

and quality of resources for

the methods of work to

install drainage.

4.1 Select resources associated with own work in relation to

materials, components and fixings, and tools and

equipment.

4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

– pipes, fittings and ancillary components

– pre-cast (metal, concrete, clay or plastic)

components

– bricks, blocks and sandbags

– granular materials, aggregates, cement, concrete,

mortars and sand

– sealant materials (adhesives, compounds, solvents)

– hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.

4.3 Describe how to confirm that the resources and

materials conform to the specification.

4.4 Describe how the resources should be used correctly

and how problems associated with the resources are

reported.

4.5 Explain why the organisational procedures have been

developed and how they are used for the selection of

required resources.

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Title: Installing drainage in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 continued 4.6 Describe any potential hazards associated with the

resources and methods of work.

4.7 Describe how to calculate quantity, length, volume, area

and wastage associated with the method and procedure

to install drainage.

5 Minimise the risk of damage

to the work and

surrounding area when

installing drainage.

5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

in accordance with safe working practices and

organisational procedures.

5.2 Maintain a clear and tidy work space.

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.

5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the

purpose of protection in relation to general workplace

activities, other occupations and adverse weather

conditions.

5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out

safely in accordance with environmental

responsibilities, organisational procedures,

manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and

official guidance.

6 Complete the work within

the allocated time when

installing drainage.

6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the

allocated time.

6.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and

explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:

– types of progress charts, timetables, productivity

targets and time scales

– how times are estimated

– organisational procedures for reporting

circumstances which will affect the work

programme.

7 Comply with the given

contract information to

install drainage to the

required specification.

7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when installing

drainage:

– checking, measuring, marking out, cutting, laying,

positioning, fitting, joining, levelling, plumbing,

aligning, securing and testing.

7.2 Use and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary

equipment

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Title: Installing drainage in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7.3 Lay bedding materials, install and test pipework (clay,

concrete, metal or plastic) for new and/or replacement, foul

and/or surface water drainage for at least one of the following

to given working instructions:

– inspection chambers (brick, concrete, metal or plastic)

– surface water systems (cells, culverts, high capacity,

linear, balancing ponds, interceptors, recycling

equipment, soak-a-ways, sustainable urban drainage

systems)

– foul water systems (cess pools, septic tanks, reed beds,

treatment plants)

– surround pipe with specified materials

– place backfill to trench using given work instructions for

both compacted and free drainage material

7.4 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow

procedures, report problems and establish the authority

needed to rectify them, to:

– excavate trenches and provide trench support

– confirm ground conditions, site and excavations are

suitable for the drainage installation work

– recognise the dangers of loads and structures at the edge

of excavations

– deal with groundwater

– work around other utility services

– install geotextile materials

– prepare different types of bedding for pipework sand,

shingle, cementitious

– determine levels and gradients

– identify the differences between surface and foul water

drainage

– measure, mark and cut drainage materials

– lay, position, level, plumb, align, fit, join, fix and secure

new and replacement drainage systems

– lift and transport assembled drainage systems

– construct structures of a drainage system (storm

alleviation, culverts, inspection chambers, lateral drains,

overflows, sumps, filter drains, sustainable urban drainage

systems)

– assemble pre-cast components (metal, concrete, clay and

plastic) of a drainage system structure (inspection

chambers, street iron work)

– connect and seal new systems to existing systems

Continued…

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Title: Installing drainage in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 continued 7.4

contd

– prepare for conducting smoke, water, ball, air and

mandrel tests on drainage systems

– work, around and in close proximity to with plant

and machinery including lifting equipment

– store and dispose of removed drainage

components

– follow specified hygiene procedures particularly

when dealing with foul water draining systems

– recognise and determine when specialist skills and

knowledge are required and report accordingly

– determine specific requirements for structures of

special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and

historical significance

– use hand tools, power tools and equipment

– work at height and below ground level

– use access equipment.

7.5 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to

communicate effectively within a team when installing

drainage.

7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment

used when installing drainage.

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Title: Installing drainage in the workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

This unit must be assessed against the endorsements detailed

within the relevant NVQ structure.

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction):

One of the following required:

Inspection chambers

Surface water systems

Foul water systems

Sector Subject Areas 5.2 Building and Construction

Availability for use Shared unit

Unit guided learning hours 100

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Title: Installing and forming specialist masonry elements in the workplace

Unit Number: F/618/3283

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1 Interpret the given

information relating to the

work and resources when

installing and forming

specialist masonry

elements.

1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from

drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements,

risk assessments and manufacturers’ information.

1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived

from risk assessments and method statements.

1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to

report and rectify inappropriate information and

unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.

1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and

how they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, schedules, method

statements, risk assessments, manufacturers’

information, oral and written instructions, sketches,

electronic data, official guidance and current

regulations associated with installing and forming

specialist masonry support elements.

2 Know how to comply with

relevant legislation and

official guidance when

installing and forming

specialist masonry

elements.

2.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential

accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst

working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined

spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with

materials and substances, with movement and

storage of materials by manual handling and

mechanical lifting.

2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for

tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to

site, workplace, company, operative and vehicles.

2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and

who is responsible for making reports.

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Title: Installing and forming specialist masonry elements in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

3 Maintain safe and healthy

working practices when

installing and forming

specialist masonry

elements.

3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply

with the methods of work to carry out the activity in

accordance with current legislation and organisational

requirements when installing and forming specialist masonry

elements.

3.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant

legislation when installing and forming specialist masonry

elements in relation to the following:

– safe use of access equipment

– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools and

equipment

– specific risks to health.

3.3 Explain why and when health and safety control equipment,

identified by the principles of prevention should be used,

relating to install and form specialist masonry elements, and

the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work

situation and general work environment, in relation to:

– collective protective measures

– personal protective equipment (PPE)

– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

3.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control

equipment should be used in accordance with the given

working instructions.

3.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in

accordance with organisational authorisation and personal

skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other

task-related activities.

4 Select the required quantity

and quality of resources for

the methods of work to

install and form specialist

masonry elements.

4.1 Select resources associated with own work in relation to

materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.

4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

– specialist masonry support elements

– fittings and fixings

– hand and power tools, and equipment.

4.3 Describe how to confirm that the resources and materials

conform to the specification.

4.4 Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how

problems associated with the resources are reported.

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Title: Installing and forming specialist masonry elements in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

4 continued 4.5 Explain why the organisational procedures have been

developed and how they are used for the selection of

required resources.

4.6 Describe any potential hazards associated with the

resources and methods of work.

4.7 Describe how to calculate quantity, volume, length,

width, area and wastage of materials associated with

the method and procedure to install and form specialist

masonry elements.

5 Minimise the risk of damage

to the work and

surrounding area when

installing and forming

specialist masonry

elements.

5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

in accordance with safe working practices and

organisational procedures.

5.2 Maintain a clear and tidy work space.

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.

5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the

purpose of protection in relation to general workplace

activities, other occupations and adverse weather

conditions.

5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out

safely in accordance with environmental

responsibilities, organisational procedures,

manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and

official guidance.

6 Complete the work within

the allocated time when

installing and forming

specialist masonry

elements.

6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the estimated

allocated time.

6.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain

why deadlines should be kept in relation to:

– types of productivity targets and time scales

– how times are estimated

– organisational procedures for reporting circumstances

which will affect the work programme.

7 Comply with the given

contract information to

install and form specialist

masonry elements to the

required specification.

7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when :

– positioning, levelling, plumb, adjusting and fixing.

7.2 Use and maintain hand and power tools and equipment.

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Title: Installing and forming specialist masonry elements in the workplace

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

7 continued 7.3 Install and/or form fire barriers and/or breaks and support

angles plus at least two of the following specialist masonry

support elements to given working instructions:

– brick soffit systems

– channel systems

– wind posts

– vapour and/or moisture barriers

– wall starter kits.

7.4 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow

procedures, report problems and establish the authority

needed to rectify them, to:

– identify the types, uses and characteristics of specialist

masonry support elements; brick soffit systems, support

angles, fire barriers and breaks, wind posts and wall

starter kits

– position, level, plumb, fix and integrate brick soffit

systems

– install and adjust masonry support angles

– install and maintain the integrity of fire barriers and

breaks

– form and maintain the integrity of cavities

– position and secure wall ties including spacing,

particularly around openings

– position and fix damp-proof barriers, cloak systems and

cavity trays

– form and install weep holes and vents

– position bond and tape insulation materials

– install wind posts

– use wall starter kits

– recognise and determine when specialist skills and

knowledge are required and report accordingly

– identify and follow the installation quality requirements

– work with, around and in close proximity to plant and

machinery

– use hand and power tools, and equipment

– work at height

– use access equipment.

7.5 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to

communicate effectively within a team when installing

and forming specialist masonry elements.

7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used

when installing and forming specialist masonry

elements.

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Title: Installing and forming specialist masonry elements in the workplace

Additional information about this unit

Assessment Guidance 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.

This unit must be assessed against the endorsements detailed

within the relevant NVQ structure.

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

(Construction):

Install fire barriers and support angles

and/or fire breaks and support angles

and/or fire barriers and support angles

and/or fire breaks and support angles

Plus at least two of the following:

Brick soffit systems

Channel systems

Wind posts

Vapour and/or moisture barriers

Wall starter kits

 

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