SVQ Construction Site Supervision Highway Maintenance and Repair at SCQF Level 6

Course Code: G8X4 23
SQA Level: 3
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


Highway maintenance is both a skilled technical role and a potentially dangerous one. Supervisors have to take care of the health and safety of workers and the integrity of the work site. With a focus on building relationships, monitoring plant and material supplies and preparing work schedules, a highway maintenance supervisor is an important member of the team.

Candidates will be assessed on their ability to carry out these tasks and five more, from a long and varied list of optional units, from preparing drawings to carrying out physical testing. By tailoring the programme to their needs, a candidate can ensure the have the perfect skillset to maximise their value in this role.

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

Complete 6 Units, including 5 Mandatory Units

Programme Content

Mandatory Units

Operate Health, Safety and Welfare Systems
Prepare Programmes and Schedules of Work
Develop and Maintain Working Relationships of Personal Development
Monitor, Maintain and Improve Supplies of Materials
Recommend, Monitor and Improve Supplies of Plant and Equipment

Optional units

Prepare for, Collect, Analyse and Present Survey Data
Record the Condition of Property
Prepare Drawings and Schedules
Prepare and Process Estimate, Bid and Tender Enquiries
Prepare Tenders
Prepare For and Organise Work Operations
Implement Contract Work
Establish and Maintain the Dimensional Control of Works
Prepare for, Carry Out and Present Results of Physical Testing
Plan, Review and Monitor Project Methods and Progress
Monitor Costs, Accounts and Claims
Control Expenditure and Income
Lead the Work of Teams and Individuals to Achieve their Objectives
Identify, Assess and Agree Customer Requirements for Products and Services
Recommend, Advise on and Determine the Selection and Design of Products and Services
Agree Proposals for the Provision of Products and Services
Provide Information and Advice on Products and Services