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Based on the National Occupational Standards

ECITB’s CBQs are knowledge and competence based qualifications that are based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the Engineering Construction industry. NOS are developed by employers and professional bodies in conjunction with the ECITB Standard Setting Organisation and describe what employers mean by occupational competence within a particular job role.

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is a way of comparing Scottish qualifications in terms of challenge and size.

This is done by giving each qualification a level and a number of credit points.

CBQs are available at different levels of challenge allowing for progression in the workplace.

ECITB’s CBQs are available at levels 5, 6 and 7.

The level of a qualification indicates how challenging the learning is.

The credit points show how much learning is required to achieve the qualification in terms of time.

CBQs are listed on the SQA Accreditation database, or scroll down and click on a qualification to find out more.

Find out more on SQA Accredited qualifications credit and levelled for the SCQF.

R831 04 - ECITB Diploma in Engineering Construction Design and Draughting at SCQF Level 6

Design & Draughting

This qualification is available for registrations from 1 July 2024.

R834 04 - ECITB Diploma in Maintaining Plant and Systems – Electrical at SCQF Level 7

Electrical

This qualification is available for registrations from 1 July 2024.

R833 04 - ECITB Diploma in Moving Engineering Construction Loads at SCQF Level 6

Erecting & Rigging

This qualification is available for registrations from 1 July 2024.

R835 04 - ECITB Diploma in Maintaining Plant and Systems – Instrumentation and Controls at SCQF Level 7

Instrument & Controls

This qualification is available for registrations from 1 July 2024.

R836 04 - ECITB Diploma in Maintaining Plant and Systems – Mechanical at SCQF Level 7

Mechanical

This qualification is available for registrations from 1 July 2024.

R829 04 - ECITB Diploma in Installing Plant and Systems – Pipefitting at SCQF Level 6

Pipefitting

This qualification is available for registrations from 1 July 2024.

R829 04 - ECITB Diploma in Supporting Engineering Construction Activities at SCQF Level 5 – Installation pathway

Site Operations

This qualification is available for registrations from 1 July 2024.

R829 04 - ECITB Diploma in Supporting Engineering Construction Activities at SCQF Level 5 – Welding Pathway

Welding

This qualification is available for registrations from 1 July 2024.

CBQ qualifications no longer open for new registrations

R146 04 – Diploma in Engineering Construction Design and Draughting at SCQF level 6

Design & Draughting

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

R142 04 – Diploma in Maintaining Engineering Construction Plant and Systems – Electrical at SCQF level 7

Electrical

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

R140 04 – Diploma in Moving Engineering Construction Loads at SCQF level 6

Erecting & Rigging

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

R143 04 – Diploma in Maintaining Engineering Construction Plant and Systems – Instrument and Controls at SCQF level 7

Instrument & Controls

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

R141 04 – Diploma in Maintaining Engineering Construction Plant and Systems – Mechanical at SCQF level 7

Mechanical

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

R145 04 – Diploma in Engineering Construction Non Destructive Testing at SCQF level 6

Non-Destructive Testing

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 31/03/2026.

R166 04 – Diploma in Supporting the Installation of Engineering Construction Plant and Systems – Pipefitting at SCQF level 5

Pipefitting

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

R135 04 – Diploma in Installing Engineering Construction Plant and Systems – Pipefitting at SCQF level 6

Pipefitting

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

R133 04 – Certificate in Supporting Engineering Construction Activities at SCQF level 5

Site Operations

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 31/03/2026.

R137 04 – Diploma in Welding Engineering Construction Pipework at SCQF level 7

Welding

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

R138 04 – Diploma in Welding Engineering Construction Plate at SCQF level 7

Welding

This qualification is unavailable for new registrations. Certification end date 30/06/2027.

Find out more

If you can’t find the CBQ qualification you are looking for or would like more information, contact our qualifications team by emailing qualifications@ecitb.org.uk.

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