Steelfixing Occupation

  • Fees £750
  • 3-6 Months

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations (Construction)

Ofqual code: 603/2505/7

The Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations will develop knowledge and skills in areas such general health, safety and welfare; productive working practices; and moving, handling and storing resources.

Learners can specialise in:

  • cutting and bending reinforcement steel to shape in the workplace
  • fixing steel in situ in the workplace
  • prefabricating reinforcement steel sections in the workplace

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.

Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a steelfixer. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).

Objectives

The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • providing access to a relevant card scheme
  • enabling learners to gain the relevant licence to practice

Recognition

This qualification is supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

CSCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in construction. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 48 credits. They must complete 3 mandatory units plus 2 optional units from the qualification structure.

There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification, however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed as a steelfixer.

 

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • school and college students with a part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • full-time and part-time study

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