SVQ in Construction Contracting Operations: Buying at SCQF Level 8

Course Code: GC4K 24
SQA Level: 4
SCQF Level: 8
Mode of Study: Part time/in the workplace
Length of Study: Dependent on employment demands
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirements page


With an emphasis on integrated supply chain management and sourcing, candidates will cover seven mandatory units from the construction contracting operations section, and one optional unit which will look into different aspects of acquisition.

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

Pass Requirements

Complete 8 Units, including 7 Mandatory Units

Programme Content

Mandatory Units

Maintain Health, Safety and Welfare Systems
Manage the Performance of Teams and Individuals
Chair Meeting and Take Decisions
Enhance Working Relationships
Identify, Assess and Evaluate Project Requirements
Implement Strategic and Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sourcing Partnerships
Analyse, Monitor and Optimise Materials, Plant and Services

Optional units

Plan Measured Surveys
Ascertain the Condition of Property
Develop and Agree Detailed Projects Designs
Specify and Control Production Documents
Prepare Procurement Schedules and Programmes of Works
Obtain Tenders and Appoint Successful Contractors
Evaluate Enquiries and Submit Tenders
Evaluate and Confirm Work Methods and Programme
Control Contract Work
Optimise and Control Contract Progress and Costs
Prepare and Agree Contract Accounts and Claims