Qualifications Wales contacted centres in February to let them know that due to the disruption that lockdown has caused to teaching and training across Wales they have now revised the Construction and Building Services Engineering qualification arrangements that will be in place for September 2021 and September 2022.
Qualification arrangements in summary:
- Qualifications Wales will allow the designation of current qualifications for one further year (until 31 May 2022).
- The new Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering (Level 2) and Progression in Construction and Building Services Engineering (Level 2) will be available from September 2021 as planned.
- The new Construction Level 3 and Building Services Engineering Level 3 qualifications for apprenticeships will be deferred by one year and will now be available to centres for first teaching from September 2022.
While Qualifications Wales will allow for the extension of designation of the current qualifications, they will be encouraging providers to start learners on the new qualifications as early as possible.