There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify
any gaps and help plan the assessment.
To achieve the qualification candidates must complete one of the Pathways, candidates may
also complete any of the Pathway Additional Units.
Pathway 1 – Banker Masonry
Pathway 2 – External Stone Fixing
Pathway 3 – Internal Stone Fixing
Pathway 4 – Memorial Masonry
Pathway 5 – Stone Cutting
Pathway 6 – Stone Cladding
Pathway 7 – Heritage Mason
This qualification is competence-based, candidates must demonstrate the level of
competence described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s
skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.
The qualifications must be assessed in a work environment and in accordance with the
ConstructionSkills’ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built
Environment, and it must be internally assessed by an appropriately experienced and
Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their
achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.
Evidence can include: – observation report by assessor
– professional discussion
– witness testimony
– candidate product
– record of oral and written questioning
– Recognition of Prior Learning
Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to
Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning
outcome has been achieved.
Additional information for assessment and requirements for unit endorsements where
relevant is included after all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.