ProQual Level 4 Diploma in Utility Mapping and Surveying Qualification Specification Course in Pakistan || Registration Open

ProQual Level 4 Diploma in Utility Mapping and Surveying Qualification Specification Course in Pakistan || Registration Open

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Introduction

The ProQual Utility Mapping and Surveying suite of qualifications provides nationally

recognised qualifications for those working in a surveying or construction environment. The

Level 4 Diploma is aimed at those working in a utility detection and mapping supervisor role.

The awarding body for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body

is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The specification for

these qualifications has been approved by the Welsh Government for use by centres in

Wales and by the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for use

by centres in Northern Ireland.

This qualification has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework, and it

provides a progression route to further qualifications in ProQual’s Utility Mapping and

Surveying qualifications suite or other discipline-related qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should hold the ProQual Level 3 Certificate in Utility Mapping and Surveying

before registering onto the Level 4 Diploma in Utility Mapping and Surveying.

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

any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Qualification Profile

Level 4 Diploma in Utility Mapping and Surveying

Qualification title ProQual Level 4 Diploma in Utility Mapping and

Surveying

Ofqual qualification number 601/8910/1

Level Level 4

Guided learning hours 210

Total qualification time 260 hours

Assessment

Pass or fail

Internally assessed and verified by centre staff

External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Qualification start date 1/6/16

Qualification end date

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Candidates must complete 4 Mandatory units.

Mandatory Units

Unit Reference

Number Unit Title Unit

Level

H/507/1372 Site surveying procedures for construction and the built environment 4

K/507/1373 Establish and maintain the dimensional control and setting out of

construction projects in geomatics and site surveying 4

M/507/1374 Establish and operate technical information systems in geomatics

and site surveying management 5

T/507/1375 Identify, assess and present spatial data in geomatics and site

surveying management 6

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

qualifications will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or quality assurance verifier

qualifications, such as:

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

This qualification must be assessed in a work environment by an appropriately experienced

and qualified assessor.

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.

Assessment guidance is provided with the unit learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

For learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this qualification, see page 7.

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.

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.

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Certification

Candidates who achieve the requirements for qualifications will be awarded:

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

ProQual Level 4 Diploma in Utility Mapping and Surveying

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.

Unit certificates

If a candidate does not achieve all of the units required for a qualification, the centre may

claim a unit certificate for the candidate which will list all of the units achieved.

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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Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Unit H/507/1372

Site surveying procedures for construction and the built

environment

This unit is about the principles of site surveying, using survey instruments and computer

software in surveying.

This covers provision of surveys, meeting some of the requirements of delivering a PAS128

Survey at Quality Level B (M1-M4).

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand and carry out technical

aspects of an Underground Utility

Mapping Survey to recognised

guidance and specifications

1.1 Describe the instrumentation required to carry out and

record an Underground Utility Mapping Survey,

including the uses and limitations

1.2 Explain the principles of electro-magnetic/radio

frequency location for the detection of buried utilities

1.3 Explain the principles and practice of Ground

Penetrating Radar and other geo-physical methods of

buried utilities detection and the identification of

anomalies

1.4 Describe the use of electronic measuring and recording

equipment used to collect data as part of a location

survey

1.5 Describe how to confirm the accurate positioning of the

survey control in terms of the geographical environment

and the survey area

2 Be able to use site utility surveying

instrumentation

2.1 Demonstrate the use and operation of the

instrumentation required to carry out and record an

Underground Utility Mapping Survey, including the uses

and limitations

2.2 Demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of using

multiple Radio Location frequencies during buried

utilities detection and surveying, in accordance with a

relevant survey quality level and specification

2.3 Identify and position a gridded system to allow the use

of Ground Penetrating Radar or other geo-physical

methods for utility detection and the identification of

anomalies, in accordance with a relevant survey quality

level and specification

2.4 Record underground utility survey information

accurately and in accordance with a relevant survey

quality level and specification

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

2.5 Confirm the accurate positioning of the survey control in

terms of the geographical environment and the survey

area

2.6 Evaluate the use of GPS/GNSS within a site utility

mapping survey environment

3 Understand cartographic detailing

of underground utility mapping

works

3.1 Evaluate the benefits of computer software for the

transference of raw survey data from site and into the

desired drawing format

3.2 Evaluate the benefits of computer software to identify

and solve typical surveying problems

3.3 Explain how the raw survey information can be

incorporated into data taken from digital mapping

databases

3.4 Describe the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining

full topographical information about the site and how

this information can benefit the final survey output

3.5 Explain how to correct coordinate points within control

traverse networks

4 Understand the software available

for site surveying

4.1 Describe how site surveying software can determine the

true height relative to datum of buried utilities from raw

survey data and how this can relate to the final utility

survey drawing output

4.2 Describe the advantages of the post processing of

collected utility survey raw data and how this can effect

the final production

4.3 Describe the advantages of 3D-enabled software

packages in terms of a utility mapping survey, and how

this can relate to regulatory standards, current

specifications and relevant guidance

4.4 Evaluate the importance of collecting raw utility survey

information accurately to allow the final output to be in

accordance with the specification

4.5 Evaluate the importance of producing planimetric

information in accordance with prescribed guidance and

specification

Assessment

Candidates must produce documentary evidence against each of the assessment criteria.

Where the work place evidence does not cover the whole range, knowledge evidence must

be provided to cover the remaining items of the range for each relevant assessment criteria.

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Unit K/507/1373

Establish and maintain the dimensional control and setting out of

construction projects in geomatics and site surveying

This unit is about obtaining and checking survey information, establishing grid systems,

setting out reference markers, and recording and storing setting out information.

It is about observing and measuring dimensional controls, identifying and correcting any

deviations and revising work methods as necessary.

This covers provision of surveys, meeting elements of the requirements of the location

survey of a PAS128 Survey at Quality Level B (M1-M4). It does not cover post processing of

GPR data.

Learning Outcome – The

learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand how to

establish dimensional

control

1.1 Obtain available survey information, check that it is up-to-date

and accurate, and resolve any problems

1.2 Carry out an evaluation of any existing control and its usefulness

prior to the carrying out of a utility detection survey

1.3 Identify where there may be variations between the specified

and the actual site dimensions, record the differences accurately

and update records where necessary

1.4 Identify appropriate survey grid systems to be used on the

project

1.5 Use site reconnaissance methods which will allow appropriate

and efficient positioning of survey stations

1.6 Check and be able to use measuring and recording equipment

which meets the specified accuracy criteria and manufacturers’

tolerances

1.7 Set out reference markers which are suitable placed, accurate,

clearly identified and can be used to fix the survey control

1.8 Set secure reference points which are appropriate, accurate,

identified clearly and protected from movement or removal

during the project

2 Be able to describe how to

establish dimensional

control

2.1 Explain how to obtain available survey information, check that it

is up-to-date, accurate and resolve any problems

2.2 Explain how to carry out an evaluation of any existing control

and its usefulness prior to the carrying out of a utility detection

survey

2.3 Describe how to identify where there may be variations between

the specified and the actual site dimensions, record the

differences accurately and update records where necessary

2.4 Describe how to identify appropriate grid systems to be used on

the project

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Learning Outcome – The

learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

2.5 Explain how to use site reconnaissance methods which will allow

appropriate and efficient positioning of survey stations

2.6 Explain how to check and use measuring and recording

equipment which meets the specified accuracy criteria and

manufacturers’ tolerances

2.7 Explain how to set out reference markers which are suitably

placed, accurate and clearly identified, and can be used to fix the

survey control

2.8 Explain how to set secure reference points which are

appropriate, accurate, identified clearly and protected from

movement or removal during the project

3 Be able to maintain the

dimensional accuracy of

projects

3.1 Ensure sufficient clear and accurate reference marks are

available to enable the accurate positioning, identification and

clear marking of the positions of buried utilities

3.2 Observe and measure dimensional controls, lines and utility

information accurately and record the results to meet quality

standards, specification and current guidance

3.3 Identify any locational conflicts and correct them as appropriate

3.4 Revise work procedures and practices to minimise conflicts and

to allow for protection of markings, accounting for changeable

conditions

3.5 Record any information which may be of later use, and store it

securely according to company practices, so that it is available

when needed

4 Understand how to

maintain the dimensional

accuracy of projects

4.1 Explain how to ensure sufficient clear and accurate reference

marks are available to enable the accurate positioning,

identification and clear marking of the positions of buried

utilities

4.2 Explain how to measure dimensional controls, lines and utility

information accurately and record the results to meet quality

standards, specification and current guidance

4.3 Describe how to identify locational conflicts and correct them as

appropriate

4.4 Explain how to revise work procedures and practices to minimise

conflicts and to allow for protection of markings, accounting for

changeable conditions

4.5 Explain how to record any information which may be of later

use, and store it securely according to company practices, so that

it is available when needed

Assessment

Candidates must produce documentary evidence against each of the assessment criteria.

Where the work place evidence does not cover the whole range, knowledge evidence must

be provided to cover the remaining items of the range for each relevant assessment criteria.

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Unit M/507/1374

Establish and operate technical information systems in geomatics

and site surveying management

This unit is about setting up and maintaining a technical information system (including paper

based and electronic). It also deals with storing and providing information.

This covers provision of surveys, meeting some of the requirements of planning and

managing a PAS128 Survey at Quality Level B (M1-M4). It does not cover post processing of

GPR data.

Learning Outcome – The

learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Be able to use

technical information

systems

1.1 Define what the requirements are for technical information systems

in terms of utility detection, location and verification

1.2 Identify the types of technical information systems which are

available, evaluate them against the defined requirements

1.3 Agree access to the technical information system through discussions

with senior managers and system users, describe the operations and

functions, and use technical information systems

1.4 Define and understand valid procedures for obtaining, selecting,

classifying and recording the information

1.5 Assess the relevance of information and classify the relevant

information using the agreed system

1.6 Record information accurately and store it using the agreed

procedure

1.7 Describe the agreed methods for control and access which make the

best use of the technical information system and maintain

confidentiality

2 Understand how to

use technical

information systems

2.1 Evaluate what the requirements are for a technical information

system in terms of utility detection, location and verification

2.2 Describe how to identify the types of technical information systems

which are available, and evaluate them against the defined

requirements

2.3 Evaluate how to agree access to the technical information system

through discussions with senior managers and system users,

demonstrate an understanding of the operations and functions, and

use the technical information system

2.4 Describe valid procedures for obtaining, selecting, classifying and

recording information

2.5 Examine how to assess the relevance of information and classify the

relevant information using the agreed system

2.6 Explain how to record information accurately and store it using the

agreed procedures

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Learning Outcome – The

learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

2.7 Describe methods for control and access which make the best use of

the technical information system and maintain confidentiality

3 Be able to operate

technical information

systems

3.1 Collate information and organise it into a suitable form for display and

use within the technical information system

3.2 Classify stored information so that it can be quickly identified and

retrieved when needed

3.3 Advise and offer guidance to people who are unable to find the

information they need and suggest alternative sources

3.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the control of use of the technical

information systems by using procedures which have been agreed, so

that the technical information systems remain reliable and useful

3.5 Operate to appropriate and valid procedures for maintaining up-todate information, identify information which is not needed and

highlight redundant information for archiving

3.6 Identify, summarise and issue information which might be of use to

other people

4 Understand how to

operate technical

information systems

4.1 Explain how to collate information and organise it into a suitable form

for display and use within the technical information system

4.2 Explain how to classify stored information so that it can be quickly

identified and retrieved when needed

4.3 Propose how to advise and offer guidance to people who are unable

to find the information they need and suggest alternative sources

4.4 Describe the control of the use of the technical information systems,

and demonstrate an understanding of procedures which have been

agreed so that the technical information systems remain reliable and

useful

4.5 Propose how to operate to appropriate and valid procedures for

maintaining up-to-date information, identify information which is not

needed and highlight redundant information for archiving

4.6 Describe how to identify, summarise and issue information which

might be of use to other people

Assessment

Candidates must produce documentary evidence against each of the assessment criteria.

Where the work place evidence does not cover the whole range, knowledge evidence must

be provided to cover the remaining items of the range for each relevant assessment criteria.

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Unit T/507/1375

Identify, assess and present spatial data in geomatics and site

surveying management

This unit is about ensuring that the necessary data is collected and processed and also about

checking and presenting data. It is concerned with identifying data needs and arranging for

data to be collected. It also deals with the checking of data and putting it into a suitable

format for use. It is about processing and presenting mapping data.

This covers provision of surveys, meeting some of the requirements of planning, managing

and delivering a PAS128 Survey at Quality Level B (M1-M4). It does not cover post

processing of GPR data.

Learning Outcome – The learner

will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Be able to identify utility

mapping data quality assurance

requirements

1.1 Identify the recorded survey information, check it against

known information and identify any deviations

1.2 Check that all survey information produced conforms with

the method statement and was completed in line with the

survey programme

1.3 Assure that chosen utility mapping methods conform to the

published guidance and specification which has been

worked to

1.4 Check that the management of collected data has been

carried out in accordance with quality assurance procedures

1.5 Check that individuals associated with the project have

carried out their respective roles in accordance to their

competence and the requirements of the survey

2 Understand how to identify

utility mapping data quality

assurance requirements

2.1 Describe how to identify the recorded survey information,

check it against known information and identify any

deviations

2.2 Propose how to check that all survey information produced

conforms to the method statement and was completed in

line with the survey programme

2.3 Evaluate how to assure that chosen utility mapping methods

conform to the published guidance and specification which

has been worked to

2.4 Evaluate how to check that the management of collected

data has been carried out in accordance with quality

assurance procedures

2.5 Evaluate how to check that individuals associated with the

project have carried out their respective roles in

accordance to their competence and the requirements of

the survey

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Learning Outcome – The learner

will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

3 Be able to assess and produce

the final deliverable from the

mapping data

3.1 Review and confirm that the mapping deliverable is in

accordance with the specified specification quality level

3.2 Confirm that metadata presented accurately reflects the

survey information collected from site

3.3 Identify that the application of attribute data has been

made in accordance with the utilities identified in

compliance with the specification

3.4 Identify that areas containing questionable or anomalous

data have been clearly identified on the deliverable

3.5 Identify any compilation material used and maintain

accurate compilation records and histories throughout the

project

3.6 Demonstrate that all third party data included within the

final production has been done so with the permission of

the data owner

3.7 Check data selected from all the specified sources is

correctly archived in accordance with quality assurance

procedures

3.8 Assure that the final product is clear, interpretable, fit for

purpose and available to be reviewed in compliance with

the specification

4 Understand how to assess and

produce mapping data

4.1 Explain how to review and confirm that the mapping

deliverable is in accordance with the specified quality level

4.2 Evaluate how to confirm that metadata presented

accurately reflects the survey information collected from

site

4.3 Describe how to identify that the application of attribute

data has been made in accordance with the utilities

identified in compliance with the specification

4.4 Describe how to identify that areas containing questionable

or anomalous data have been clearly identified on the

deliverable

4.5 Describe how to identify any compilation material used and

maintain accurate compilation records and histories

throughout the project

4.6 Explain how to show that all third party data included within

the final production has been done so with the permission

of the data owner

4.7 Explain how to check data selected from all the specified

sources is correctly archived in accordance with quality

assurance procedures

4.8 Examine how to assure that the final product is clear,

interpretable, fit for purpose and available to be reviewed in

compliance with the specification

 

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