Level 2 Diploma in Fencing
The Level 2 Diploma in Fencing (NVQ) is based on the National Occupational Standards which reflect the working practices of fence installers. The standards were developed by a group representing employers, fencing manufacturers and contractors, training organisations and other organisations with an interest in fencing, such as the Highways Agency and Railtrack.
The diploma will give the candidate the opportunity to develop their skills in a work environment. They will also be able to demonstrate their competence across the full range of activities that a fence installers needs as part of their everyday work. ‘
The diploma also affords the candidate the opportunity to select units of study that apply to general fencing.
The structure of the qualification also enables Continual Professional Development learning to be evidenced and certificated for those candidates who do not require the full qualification.
The diploma has developed from the level 2 NVQ in Fencing.
How is the Level 2 Diploma in fencing achieved?
To achieve the diploma you build a portfolio of evidence that proves that you are competent at the job in line with the National Occupational Standards.
The evidence is built by you undergoing work based observations which are carried out by our team of assessors. During the observations the assessor will judge whether you are competent and capable.
The assessor will also question you to assert your understanding and your knowledge. This assures that you are learning the theory as well as the practical.
You will work together with the assessor to collect the necessary evidence to ensure you have met both the performance criteria (what you must do) and the knowledge and understanding criteria (what you must know).
The Diploma alone, does not teach you new skills, but confirms you are able to undertake the task. However, during the process if training needs are identified they can be delivered via the FaCT training department in agreement with FaCT and your employer.
What does the Level 2 Diploma in Fencing involve?
The diploma consists of 9 units
- Locate and identify services
- Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
- Establish lines and level on site
- Receive, handle and store fencing materials on site
- Prepare and operate hand held power tools and attachments
- Reinstate defective fencing
- Excavate foundations for fencing
- Place and fix fence post
- Place and fix fence components