SVQ in Roadbuilding and Maintenance (construction) at-SCQF level 5

Course Code: GM3F 45
SCQF Level: 5
Mode of Study: Part time/in the workplace
Length of Study: Dependent on employment demands
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirements page


Road building and maintenance operatives use a variety of skills every day to ensure the safe and effective repairs can be carried out on roads and motorways. Completing this SVQ enables candidates to prove that they have the practical skills and knowledge required to safely repair, excavate, reinstate and apply finishing to roads and motorways.

Candidate’s will be assessed to the industry recognised National Occupational Standards (NOS) that have been developed by the Sector Skills Council (SSC).

Pass Requirements

To attain the qualification candidates must complete 3 – 5 units in total. This comprises:

  • 2 mandatory units
  • 1 – 3 optional units depending on chosen pathway

Programme Content

Mandatory Units

  • Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Conform to Productive Work Practices

Manual Road Building Routes

  • Slurry Surfacing (Manual)
  • High Friction Surfacing (Manual)
  • Crack and Joint Repair (Manual)
  • Thermal Repair (Manual)
  • Flexible Pavement Construction (Manual)
  • Modular Pavement Construction
  • Laying Kerbs and Channels
  • Pavement Marking (Manual)
  • Excavation and Reinstatement
  • Excavation
  • Reinstatement
  • Locate and Excavate Utilities
  • Street Ironwork

Road Maintenance Routes

  • Maintenance Response Team Operations
  • Vehicle Fencing
  • Pavement Marking (Road Studs)

Road Building and Maintenance Plant Routes

  • Flexible Paving (machine)
  • Rigid Paving (machine)
  • Slurry Micro-surfacing (Machine)
  • Surface Dressing (Machine)
  • High Friction Surfacing (Machine)
  • Planning (Machine)
  • Road Recycling (Machine)
  • Soil Stabilisation (Machine)
  • Surface Retexturing (Machine)
  • Pavement Marking (Machine)
  • Road Sweeping