Construction Crafts Quality Network Friday 14 th June 2013
Welcome Peter Primrose Qualification Officer. Construction
Housekeeping No Fire Drill Lunch in Restaurant Toilets Questions
Team Diane Anderson Craig McDonald John Carr Stephen Sheridan Paul Mitchell Gavin Hay
Qualification Support Teams Bricklaying, Wall & Floor Tiling and Stonemasonry Painting & Decorating and Plastering Carpentry & Joinery, Roofing and Floorcovering
Qualification Support Teams QSTs for met May & June Perception that TAP delivery is time consuming Subject Specific Sub Groups to meet and agree how TAPs can be delivered efficiently and effectively.
Next Quality Network This will be the basis of the next Quality Network 30 August 2013 Invites will be sent in the next couple of weeks 1 delegate per centre per subject delivered including QST Representative.
Agenda 10:00 Welcome & Introduction 10.15 Construction Craft Competence Assessments (Phase Tests) 10.45 Generic Units in a single TAP 11.15 Workshop 1 11:45 Construction Craft Employment Skills (CREWs) 12:15 Learn Direct and Build Materials 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Delivery in 2013-2014 13:45 Conform to General Health Safety and Welfare. 14:00 Workshop 2 14:30 Plenary 15:00 Close
Construction Crafts Competence Assessment. (Phase Tests) Rumour, myths, mis-interpretation and the need for clarity.
Construction Crafts Competence Assessment. (Phase Tests) So what are the current views or perceptions about Phase Tests at centres ? Are we all delivering Phase Test in a similar way? Lets put it to the test !
Construction Crafts Competence Assessment. (Phase Tests) Prize Quiz. Winner to be awarded prize after lunch ! Q 1 If an apprentice does not achieve the required standards his/her pay increase will be. a. paid automatically. b withheld. c discussed with the A.O. d re-assessed.
Q 2 In terms of progression an apprentice who does not achieve the required standards in a Phase Test will. a remain in the same year. b progress normally. c raise the matter with SBATC/SPADAC d receive feedback and a re-assessment Q 3 As this is a formal test re-assessment will be. a carried out as for a normal unit b not allowed c arranged with the AO d discussed in the new term.
Q 4 As phase tests are a formal assessment feedback is. a not allowed. b recorded on the CARs c recorded s for any unit. d sent to the AO Q 5 Apprentices are allowed to re-sit Phase Tests a once b twice c as many times as necessary. d only after discussion with the AO Q 6 Apprentices can re-sit. a only by agreement with the employer. b elements that were not achieved. c the entire test. d in the following year.
Q 7 Phase Tests are only undertaken by. a CITB/Cskills Apprentices. b SPATC and SPADAC registered apprentices. c New entrant apprentices. d New entrant apprentices and adults. Q 8 Assessment Appeals for Phase Tests are a exempt. b discussed with CITB/Cskills. c considered as for any other unit. d passed to the AO Q 9 On CARs, individual Phase Test results should be entered. a on completion of the unit. b at the end of year 4 c at the end of the term. d on completion of each Phase Test.
Q 10 Phase Tests should be delivered by centres. a near the end of each term. b when apprentices have displayed competence. c to coincide with the EV visit. d when the centre has sufficient accommodation Q 11 Phase Tests are designed to ensure that apprentices a meet minimum standards year on year. b are prepared for Skills Tests. c progress can be checked. d continue to progress to national standards. Q 12 In terms of the Construction Crafts Competence Assessment Unit,apprentices who re-sit Phase Tests. a can achieve the unit. b cannot achieve the unit. c will get a partial pass,. d will fail the Skills Test.
Construction Crafts Competence Assessment. (Phase Tests) A light hearted look at Phase Tests, however the serious point is that all of these questions have been raised in recent months. However Main Points to take from this event.
Construction Crafts Competence Assessment. (Phase Tests) Only a small number of candidates are likely to need re-assessment,so the following arrangements will only be needed on a very few occasions. Initial Phase Tests to take place in May–June. Pay rises will be automatic. Concentrate on delivering the unit leave pay to CITB/SBATC/SPADAC. All apprentices will progress automatically. Re –assessment should take place immediately at the end of each test,with a focus only on aspects they have not achieved, treat like any other unit. SQA policy is up to two resits. If necessary a re-sit can be taken early in the next term. Discuss with AO
Construction Crafts Competence Assessment. (Phase Tests) Assessment Appeals handled as for any other unit. Feedback from the assessor and remediation to be conducted as for any other unit. Internal verification of the Construction Crafts Competence Assessment unit should take place as with any other unit. Phase Tests must be undertaken by all apprentices from CITB or any other agency. This is a formal unit in the qualification. Further Questions at the Plenary.
Generic Units in a single TAP. Associated Subjects. The review of the TAPs during autumn and winter 2012 resulted in some Generic Units being merged into a single TAP covering - Scientific Principles. - Construction Drawing/ Sketching. - Insulation and sustainability.
Generic Units in a single TAP. It was agreed that each craft area would identify what and where within the specialist TAPs each of the following outcomes were being addressed. 1. Identifies scientific principles to be covered throughout the relevant Craft PDA Number and specific principles must be relevant to each occupational area, however a minimum of four scientific principles is required. 2. Interpret and/or produce occupational construction sketches and/or drawings throughout the relevant Craft PDA Number and type relevant to each occupational area, however a minimum of three sketches or drawings required. 3. Complete craft construction practices used to increase insulation or reduce carbon emissions Number relevant to each occupational area, however a minimum of two construction practices required.
Workshop No1. Associated Subjects To be carried out in Verification Groups. 1. Appoint a Group Leader. 2. Appoint a scribe. 3. Discuss the questions for this Workshop and complete one Workshop response for your Group. 4. Return your response to the Presenter.
Construction Craft Employment Skills. CREWs 1. Outline the main issues you have encountered with CREWs so far and state how you have overcome them. 2.Describe any IT solutions adopted to gathering photographic evidence from apprentices for the CREWs. 3. Describe how you have overcome any issues with gathering supervisors signatures. 4. List any other issues or concerns with CREWs
Delivery in 2013- 2014. New PDA new TAPs In 2012-2013 all centres used the mapping exercises specific to each craft. This allowed the new PDAs to be delivered using the OLD TAPs. In 2013-2014 we should again follow the individual craft mapping exercise but we need to use the NEW TAPs.
Delivery in 2012- 2013. New PDA Old TAPs Guidelines sent to centres with the mapping exercises. The attached Construction Craft mapping sheets identify old TAPs assessments which meet the requirements of the new PDA units for each craft. 2012 – 2013. For PDA specialist units in academic year 2012-2013 – the evidence required for verification is the knowledge evidence, tasks, tests, checklists and feedback sheets available in the old TAPs and the resultant candidate product evidence. For PDA specialist or generic units with no mapped old TAPs – you should reschedule these to be delivered in academic year 2013-2014 when the new TAPs for these units will be available.
Delivery in 2013- 2014. New PDA new TAPs As of August 2013, all new TAPs will be published and therefore will replace the old TAPs in academic year 2013-2014.
Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare. Generic TAP containing. 30 Multiple choice questions covering. Health and Safety Legislation. First Aid. Risk Assessment and Control Measures. Personal Protective Equipment. (PPE) Fire Evacuation. Safety Notices and Warning Signs. Health and Safety Control Equipment. Reporting Hazards and Accidents. Asbestos and Situational Awareness. Initially this assessment was planned to be deliver In the first week of attendance in first year. !!!!!!!!!
Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare. Practical assessment. Checklists outlining practical competences. A column to identify where these competences will be covered in the specialist TAPs for each craft. Workshop No. 2.
Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare. To be carried out in Verification Groups. 1. Appoint a Group Leader. 2. Appoint a scribe. 3. Discuss the questions for this Workshop and complete one Workshop response for your Group. 4. Return your response to the Presenter.
Workshop No2. Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare (in Verification Groups.) Knowledge assessment 30 question multiple choice paper. Originally SBATC and SPADAC favoured students undertaking this assessment during their first attendance at college in first year. However this proved impractical. Discuss and agree a week number in the first year when students from your craft area would be ready to undertake this assessment. Consider when each of the knowledge topics listed on the workshop sheet would be covered in a specialist or generic TAP to inform your decision making.
Workshop No2. Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare The practical checklist included in Workshop 2 shows all of the competences which need to be displayed to achieve this TAP. For your craft area discuss when and in which TAP each of the items on the checklist can be covered/displayed. Record you Unit Title and activity in column 4 of the checklist.