Construction Operations SVQ2

What is special about this course?

The SVQ 2 Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services (Construction)
have been developed by the Sector Skills Council ConstructionSkills and are
intended for people in general construction work.
These people may be working as general labourers, ground workers or builders’
labourers. They will require skills and knowledge in general workplace safety, the use
of efficient working practices, protecting work areas, laying domestic drains, placing
and finishing concrete.


Entry requirements

Entry to the programme is arranged by CITB, contact Argyll College UHI for more information.

The SVQ 2 Construction Operations course consists of a ten-week programme divided into a number blocks throughout the year.  During each week of the programme, candidates will attend college for five days with the following units covered:

  • Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Conform to Productive Working Practices
  • Establish Work Area Protection and Safety
  • Lay Modular Paving
  • Lay Kerbs and Channels
  • Set Out Secondary Dimensional Work Control

How will I study my course?

  • Block release

Practical delivery takes place in the wet trades workshop and dedicated external area at the college's Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre (CERC) in Lochgilphead.

Class-based theory work takes place in the IT suite and classroom at the same facility.

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre

Start date

Please contact Argyll College UHI's Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre for information on when the course is running.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course is a component part of the Construction Operations Modern Apprenticeships, and successful candidates will progress towards completion of their Modern Apprenticeship.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Construction Operations SVQ2

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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