Railway Engineering Overhead Line Construction NVQ


This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). It involves the skills and knowledge needed for working in railway engineering overhead line construction. NVQs are based on national occupational standards, which the learner must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of NVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential within the railway engineering overhead line construction.

There are no formal entry requirements unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner over the age of 16 who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.

Learners who are undertaking a Enginuity apprenticeship and wish to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship Those who are working in a railway engineering role and would like to work towards a Level 3 knowledge qualification Those who are new to railway engineering but are looking for a career change and wish to develop new knowledge and skills within the industry.


The qualification is assessed by: portfolio of assessment verbal/written questioning witness testimony assessor observations. Performance evidence must be the main form of evidence gathered. In order to demonstrate con-sistent competent performance for a unit, a minimum of three different examples of performance of the unit activity will be required. It is recommended that where possible evidence is gathered holistically and that the assessment evidence for the mandatory units is gathered during the performance of the optional units. Evi-dence should be obtained as a whole where practically possible, since competent performance in the optional assessment routes is often dependent on competence in the mandatory assessment routes. Learners are not required to complete an exam for this qualification.

Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner

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