SVQ in Construction Contracting Operations: Buying at SCQF Level 6

Course Code: GN29 46
SCQF Level: 6
Mode of Study: Part time/in the workplace
Length of Study: Dependent on employment demands
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirements page


Candidates will display competence in monitoring material and plant supplies, developing working relationships and health and safety provision. The option units cover more detailed aspects of acquisition, for example property and tenders.

Candidates 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 7 units in total. This comprises:

  • 6 mandatory units
  • 1 optional unit

Programme Content

Mandatory Units

  • Operate health, safety and welfare systems in construction
  • Prepare programmes and schedules of work in construction
  • Develop and maintain working relationships and personal development in construction
  • Operate project information systems in construction
  • Monitor, maintain and improve supplies of materials in construction
  • Recommend¬† and monitor supplies of plant and equipment in construction

Optional units

  • Prepare for, collect, analyse and present survey data in construction
  • Record the condition of property in construction
  • Integrate and control project design information in construction
  • Prepare drawings and schedules in construction
  • Prepare and process invitations to tender in construction
  • Prepare estimates, bids and tenders in construction
  • Prepare for work operations in construction
  • Implement contract work in construction
  • Establish and maintain the dimensional control of construction works
  • Prepare for and carry out physical testing in construction
  • Assess, plan and monitor project methods and progress in construction
  • Prepare and monitor costs and accounts in construction
  • Prepare proposals and obtain feedback for the provision of products and services in construction