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To offer this qualification, you must be registered with Cskills Awards and approved to deliver it. For further information about becoming an approved centre for this qualification, please refer to the QCF Requirements for Approved Centres which can be found at citb.co.uk/awards/quality-assurance, along with the Equality of Opportunity and Diversity and Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations policy and information on enquiries, appeals and our complaints procedure.
For further information, support or guidance please visit citb.co.uk/awards.
The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Specialist Installation Occupations – Industrial Storage Systems – Maintenance and Repair provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in the repair and maintenance of industrial storage systems to demonstrate their competence.The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards
Registration start date: 01/02/2015
Registration expiry date: 30/04/2018
Certification end date 30/04/2020
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, you must ensure that individuals have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification.
Achievement of this qualification provides opportunities to progress to further qualifications and training such as: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision.As part of lifelong learning Cskills Awards encourages learner progression.This qualification offers employment opportunities as individuals are demonstrating occupational competence by qualification achievement.For further details on other qualifications available in this occupational area, see our Qualification search.
Qualification structure and achievement
This qualification comprises:
The units of this qualification can be delivered in any order or combined as necessary to form part of a relevant training programme; however, all mandatory units must be completed by each learner. All Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the units that learners are registered to take must be achieved prior to claiming the qualification certificate.
Learners who achieve the minimum eligible credit value specified in the Rules of Combination will achieve the qualification at pass grade.
Qualification delivery and assessment
Where applicable we have produced a Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) Matrix around units of learning that are progressive in our qualifications, which can be found at citb.co.uk/awards.
It is recommended that you carry out an induction programme to ensure that the learner understands what their requirements and responsibilities are, and what your responsibilities are, whilst they are working towards their qualification.
You should ensure they are familiar with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualification before designing a course programme. Learners should be given maximum opportunity to show their knowledge throughout the training process. To enable learners to do this, trainers may give reasonable help.
Oral questioning can be used throughout the programme to confirm the learners understanding and to obtain further evidence of knowledge. This can be conducted through conversation, direct questioning or interviewing. It is a means of gaining supplementary evidence and will extend and amplify the ability demonstrated in performance. Learners may be questioned:
•While carrying out an activity
•Immediately upon completion of an activity.
Learners may also be asked questions based on sketches or diagrams, or to produce sketches or diagrams if these will enable them to demonstrate their knowledge more fully. For example, when questioning to check understanding, such as performance in carrying out a pressure test on a system, the learner has been observed going through the correct actions in the correct sequence. You could then ask questions relating to the:
•Different pressure ranges
•Remedial action to be taken if the test fails.
Learners may be asked follow-up questions to ensure they fully understand what is required. You must prepare the questions thoughtfully and accurately and be able to conduct the questioning sensibly and cordially, putting the learner at ease. Any question not understood by the learner must be rephrased, such as ‘Well, let me put it another way…’.
The tone and manner of the questioning is crucial to ensure that learners have a comfortable and encouraging opportunity to perform well.
An introduction or preamble to the topic is essential, such as ‘Do you remember when you were asked to ….?’ Or, ‘We are going to talk about safety…’
•Styles of questions may be factual, such as ‘How did you…?’
•They may concern reason for an action, such as ‘Why did you…?’
•They may concern contingencies, such as ‘What is the procedure when…?’
These questions and techniques are to check the learner’s knowledge and ability. Where relevant they are in addition to the end of unit multiple choice knowledge questions which are designed to ensure the Learning Outcomes have been met using an invigilated environment.
Evidence of learner knowledge and understanding should be retained.
For further information about the quality assurance requirements, please refer to the QCF Requirements for Approved Centres which can be found at citb.co.uk/awards/quality-assurance.
All units in our qualifications have a standard format. The unit format is designed to give guidance on the requirements of the qualification for learners, tutors and assessors.
All units can also be obtained from The Register of Regulated Qualifications at register.ofqual.gov.uk.
Each unit has the following sections:
Each unit is assigned a unit code which will appear on Awards Online registration and achievement system.
The unit title is accredited on the QCF and based on the subject area and content of the unit. The unit title will appear on the learner’s certificate of achievement.
All units and qualifications within the QCF will have a level assigned to them, which represents the level of achievement. The level of the unit has been informed by the QCF level descriptors and where appropriate, the NOS and/or other sector/professional benchmarks.
All units have a credit value. The credit value is the number of credits that will be awarded to the learner for successful achievement of the unit. It is an estimate of the learning time it will take the learners to achieve the unit.
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
GLH are defined as all the times when a tutor, trainer or facilitator is present and contributing to the learning process. This definition includes lectures, tutorials and supervised study in, for example, open learning centres and learning workshops. It also includes time spent by staff assessing learners’ achievements. It does not include time spent by staff in day-to-day marking of assignments or homework where the learner is not present.
The Learning Outcomes of a unit set out what a learner is expected to know, understand or be able to do as the result of a process of learning.
The Assessment Criteria of a unit specify the standard a learner is expected to meet to demonstrate that a Learning Outcome, or set of Learning Outcomes, has been achieved. The Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria clearly articulate the learning achievement for which the credit will be awarded at the level assigned to the unit. Further scope on what areas within the Assessment Criteria must be covered can be found under Notes for Guidance.
Notes for Guidance
The content provides the range of subject material for the programme of learning and specifies the skills, knowledge and understanding required for achievement of the unit.
Purpose and aim of unit
The aim provides a summary of the purpose of the unit and is a concise statement that summarises the Learning Outcomes of the unit.
Relationship of the unit to relevant NOS
Identifies National Occupational Stardards (NOS), where they exist, used to develop the units that assess the knowledge and skills specified for a particular vocation or occupational area.
Identifies the methods of assessment required to achieve the unit.
Each unit is assigned a QCF unit reference that appears with the unit title on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.
Exemption(s) for unit
Identifies any exemption(s) for the requirement to achieve credit for the units that learners can claim.