Construction Crafts Quality Network 11 November 2011. Formalising and Standardising the Delivery and Assessment of PDA Non-Specialist Units.
Quiz. Part 1 (Prize for the Winner) Everybody stand up ! Remain standing, if you can NAME all of the current “Generic Units” that we deliver in Construction SVQs ?
Quiz. Part 2 (Prize for the Winner) Remain Standing if you can………. 1.State correctly how many “Site Evidence Reports” that centres need to gather from CSkills for each apprentice and over how many years do they need to be gathered? 2 Name the week in First Year that “ Appreciation of Access Platforms and Equipment should be delivered ? 3Each current TAP has an attached syllabus containing Associated Subjects which need to be taught and embedded with the delivery of Specialist Units. Name the subjects covered in the Syllabus? 4 State correctly the purpose of the Craft Projects Unit.?
Quiz. Part 3 (Prize for the Winner) Currently each Craft has a Mapping Exercise included in the Arrangements Document showing which PDA units link to which TAP and outlining when results for PDA units can be sent to CSkills. Remain standing if you can answer 5 Questions on you own craft “Mapping Exercise”
Agreed approaches to formalising Non Specialist Unit delivery. The following slides give an overview of the arrangements which have been developed to formalise approaches to the delivery and assessment of NON SPECIALIST” Units. Agreed by CSkills SBATC SPADAC SQA
Current Issues with the delivery “Generic Units” Inconsistent approach across all centres (taught as stand alone units to partially completed checklists). Do staff feedback to learners on their development with Generic Unit competences ? Are these unit truly integrated with Specialist Craft Units? Do centre staff know when to result Generic Units. NEED TO FORMALISE THE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT OF GENERIC UNITS.
Current Issues with the delivery “Site Evidence Reports” Inconsistent approach across all centres to the collation and use of this evidence from the workplace. No formal requirement from the Awarding Body. E.Vs sign them but if there are not available then, SO WHAT! Do they really record an apprentices experiences and skills developed in the workplace? NEED TO FORMALISE EVIDENCE FROM THE WORKPLACE INTO THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Current Issues with the delivery of “Associated Subjects” Inconsistent approach across all centres with the delivery and integration of this material and knowledge. No formal requirement from the Awarding Body. If the centre does not teach and integrate these subjects. SO WHAT! Need to continue to produce the rounded craftsperson with the ability to read drawings.Have an understanding of how craft practices are influenced by scientific principles. Also an appreciation of the impact of the Government’s sustainability agenda on the Construction Industry. NEED TO FORMALISE THE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT OF ASSOCIATED SUBJECTS
Current issues with preparing learners for “Skills Testing” Inconsistent approach from employers in relation to preparing learners for Skills Testing (Pre Skills Preparation) Centres have no formal link to the testing process. If apprentices don’t undertake “Pre Skills preparation”. SO WHAT ! We do not have a formal process for confirming that apprentices are ready to undertake skills testing of progressing from year to year. NEED TO FORMALISE SKILLS TEST PREPARATION AND PROGRESSION FROM YEAR TO YEAR
Generic Units. Delivery and Assessment All Generic Units to be part of the PDA Framework. All PDA units (including the Generic Units) will have a corresponding TAP. TAPs will be PDA specific. No need for a Mapping document to know when to forward PDA results when TAPs are achieved. TAPs for Generic Units will still allow naturally occurring evidence from the delivery of specialist units. Generic Units can be Internally and Externally Verified more effectively.
Generic Units. Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare. (Competence Based) Confirm Work Activities and Resources for the Work. Develop and Maintain Good Working Relationships. Confirm the Occupational Method of Work. Conform to Productive Work Practices. Move and Handle Resources.
Construction Craft Employment Skills Unit New Candidate Record of Evidence from the Workplace. (CREW) Candidates will need to produce six completed CREWs over the four years of the award. Year 1 2 completed CREWs Year 2 2 completed CREWs Year 3 1 completed CREW Year 4 1 completed CREW Evidence to be held for external verification
Candidate Record Evidence Workplace. (CREW) Main features :- 1 Responsibility for gathering evidence lies with the Candidate. 2 Authenticated by Supervisor. 3 Record of experience mapped to the NOS. 4 Assessment of evidence lies with the Lecturer/ Assessor. No issue with confirming WBR Qualifications ( A1) 5 Direct Evidence for the new “ Construction Craft Employability Skills “ Unit ( Min. 6 CREWS over 4 years.) Quality Assured by SQA External Verifiers. 6 Reference document for Apprenticeship Officers when carrying out Reviews. 7 User friendly, 5 Generic pages, only one Specific to each craft.
Construction Crafts Competence Assessment Unit This unit will formalise the arrangements for Skills Test preparation and progression for candidates from year to year. This unit will also. Assist candidates to prepare for and meet the requirements of the Skills Test by providing time to hone previous learned skills and techniques prior to undertaking the Skills Test. Evaluate candidate development and progress at the end of each year through a predetermined competence test. (last TEST in the last TAP in each year)
Construction Crafts Associated Subjects Unit:- The purpose of this unit is to formalise the syllabus content which was developed and appended to each TAP at the last review at request of SBATC. The unit content will require candidates to meet the evidence requirements for Interpreting Construction Drawings. Identifying common building defects and solutions based on craft science principles. States the covered by the Building Standards in relation to the Codes for Sustainable homes.
Health & Safety Unit. This mandatory non specialist unit MUST be delivered and assessed in the first week at College and will ensure that candidates have an understanding :- First Aid. Fire Evacuation. Asbestos. Working Safely. Situational Awareness. Risk Assessments. Accident Reporting
Current Issues with Appreciation of Access Platforms and Equipment Continue to deliver the APPRECIATION Unit within the first College block (Delivery Programme) Comply with the requirements of CSkills, SBATC SPADAC and SQA. This unit will be externally verified.