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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Diploma: Bomb Disposal 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
63229  National Diploma: Bomb Disposal 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SAS SETA - Safety and Security SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Diploma  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  245  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2028-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
49124  National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  274  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This is the first qualification for bomb disposal officials. The purpose of this qualification is for the learner to obtain their initial nationally recognised qualification in bomb disposal and explosives control.

The Fundamental and Core Component of this qualification will equip the learner with the required competencies of recognising explosive devices in order to safely dispose of them thus providing society with a safe environment were economic development and transformation can manifest.

A learner acquiring this qualification will have skills and knowledge to:
  • Analyse the impact of legislation on the bomb disposal and explosives control environment.
  • Handle bomb incidents and explosives control.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make critical decisions under pressure.
  • Apply safety measures during bomb disposal and explosives control.

    Rationale:

    This qualification reflects the workplace needs for bomb disposal officials in the sub-fields Safety in Society and Sovereignty of the State. The typical learner completing this qualification will either come from the junior and middle ranks of the South African Police Services or the South African National Defence Force.

    This qualification allows such a learner to specialise in the field of bomb disposal and explosives control thus providing them with a specialised career path in the South African Police Services or the South African National Defence Force or alternatively, upon further learning, to seek employment opportunities in commercial mining and commercial blasting.

    The qualification benefits society by providing South Africa with competent and professional bomb disposal officials who are able to react to, handle and investigate any bomb threat and/or incident. Further more, learners will be empowered to dispose of explosive ordnances and weapons and/or weapon caches that could pose a hazard to society.

    This qualification will standardise learning in the above mentioned services and enhance the quality of the training in bomb disposal. The qualification will allow for transformation within the broader Safety in Society and Sovereignty of the State environment through the recognition of prior learning that will allow for the recognition of formal, non-formal and in-formal learning leading to the achievement of a national qualification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4.
  • Physical Science at NQF Level 4.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • For accelerated access to further learning.
  • Gaining of credits towards a unit standard.
  • For full or partial recognition of the Qualification.

    All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education, Training, Quality and Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor. Because the standards are only core and fundamental, these standards may have been acquired in a range of economic sectors and these will be recognised as appropriate.

    Access to the Qualification:

    There is an open access to this qualification for learners:
  • Who have successfully completed the National Senior Certificate or the National Certificate: Vocational, NQF Level 4.
  • Who have successfully completed the National Certificate: Policing, NQF Level 5 or the FETC: Military Operations.
  • Who meet the psychological and physical requirements of a bomb disposal officer. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 245 credits as detailed below:

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 26 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 194 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of a number of specialisations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialisation area and complete all the Unit Standards within that specialisation. The specialisations are:

    Policing Skills 27 credits:
  • ID 120483: Conduct preliminary investigations.
  • ID 120485: Receive and attend to complaints.
  • ID 120487: Use firearms in a military and law enforcement environment.
  • ID 120476: Adhere to professional conduct and organizational ethics.

    Handling of Dangerous Goods 25 credits:
  • ID 119032: Identify and deal with dangerous goods.
  • ID 244031: Manage dangerous goods logistics.

    Explosives Control 25 credits:
  • ID 117478: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives control.
  • ID 117476: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives classification, marking and packaging requirements.
  • ID 117470: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives transportation legislation and regulations.
  • ID 117465: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives storage legislation and regulations.
  • ID 117464: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives importation and exportation requirements.
  • ID 117459: Control the use of explosives on a blasting site.
  • ID 117478: Control the use of and trade in pyrotechnics. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Analyse and enforce legislation in the bomb disposal and explosives control environment.
  • Note: The term Act includes all accompanying Regulations.

    2. Handle bomb incidents and explosives control.

    3. Demonstrate the ability to make critical decisions under pressure.

    4. Apply safety measures during bomb disposal and explosives control.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes. The way in which the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are addressed is presented in detail in the unit standards:

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Handling bomb incidents and explosives control.
  • Demonstrating the ability to make critical decisions under pressure.
  • Applying safety measures with bomb disposal and explosives control.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, or community during:
  • The handling of bomb incidents and explosives control.

    Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Handling bomb incidents and explosives control.
  • Demonstrating the ability to make critical decisions under pressure.
  • Applying safety measures with bomb disposal and explosive control.

    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Analysing the impact of legislation on the bomb disposal and explosives control environment.
  • Handling bomb incidents and explosives control.
  • Demonstrating the ability to make critical decisions under pressure.
  • Applying safety measures with bomb disposal and explosives control.

    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The impact of legislation on the bomb disposal and explosives control environment.
  • The abilities required to make critical decisions under pressure.

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Handling bomb incidents and explosives control.
  • Applying safety measures with bomb disposal and explosives control.

    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Analysing the impact of legislation on the bomb disposal and explosives control environment. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit-Level-Outcome 1:

    1.1. The Explosives Act is analysed in order to determine which parts are applicable in the handling of explosives.
  • Range: Handling refers to but is not limited to acquisition, storage, use, transportation, import and export.
    1.2. The Occupational Health and Safety Act is analysed in order to determine which parts are applicable in the handling of explosives.
    1.3. An explanation is given of the South African Constitution in terms of human rights.
    1.4. Explosives Control legislation is imposed according to the Explosives Act.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit-Level-Outcome 2:

    2.1. Risks and threats are assessed to determine methods of handling explosives and bomb incidents.
    2.2. Characteristics of explosives and bombs are examined in order to ascertain their limitations, possible application and operating principles.
    2.3. An explosive device is neutralised using bomb disposal techniques and explosives control measures.
    2.4. Post blast investigation is conducted for forensic and research purposes.
    2.5. New trends are examined to enable future developments in the field of bomb disposal and explosives.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit-Level-Outcome 3:

    3.1. Strategies to handle stressful situations are applied so as to ensure safety at all times.
    3.2. Independent decisions made are justified while still displaying the ability to work as a member of team.
    3.3. An operational plan is drawn up for bomb disposal and explosives control operations.
    3.4. Bomb disposal and explosives control scenarios are assessed in order to influence future decisions and actions.
    3.5. Self-readiness is evaluated in order to determine operational preparedness.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit-Level-Outcome 4:

    4.1. Safety equipment is used according to standard operating procedures.
    4.2. Safety prescripts are enforced in line with the Explosives Act and standard operating procedures.
    4.3. Situational awareness is demonstrated so as to ensure information is gathered for decision making.
    4.4. The potential immediate environmental impact of explosives and explosions are analysed for safety purposes.
    4.5. Safety surveys are conducted so as to ensure compliance with the Explosives Act.
  • Range: Surveys refer to but are not limited to inspections and risks assessments.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills attitudes and values shown in the unit standard should be integrated.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term "Integrated Assessment" implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessors should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The international comparison focused specifically on information received from bomb disposal officials in the law enforcement environment. International comparison was conducted firstly from staff reports compiled by bomb disposal officials visiting foreign various police forces and secondly by means of a questionnaire which was completed by bomb disposal officers who had visited foreign countries.

    Best Practice:

    The following countries were chosen for the international comparison fro the following reasons:

    Israel:
  • Due to the constant threat of bombings Israel has developed a highly skilled and competent bomb disposal system. This country currently presents training to specialised members of the police service to be able to dispose of bombs in the most difficult of circumstances.

    Scotland:
  • Scotland has developed and registered qualifications in the field of explosives and bomb disposal techniques.

    The United Kingdom:
  • The United Kingdom has a well-established police service that has bomb disposal experience stemming from the Northern Ireland conflict and is renowned for its expertise in national and international operations in bomb disposal and investigation.

    India:
  • Due to the ongoing conflict with Pakistan, the Indian Defence Force has developed a formal qualification for bomb disposal.

    United Stated Of America:
  • With the increased threat of terrorism the United States of America, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have become world wide specialists in bomb disposal.

    Australia:

    Australian has developed standards for bomb disposal which are registered on the Australian Qualifications Framework.

    Israel:

    The specialised topics regarding bomb disposal presented by the Israeli Police Service include:
  • Identification of explosives.
  • Improvised explosive devices.
  • Explosive ordnance.
  • Searching and sweeping.
  • Bomb disposal.
  • Post blast investigations.
  • Electronics.
  • Switches and trigger devices.
  • Robotics.
  • Explosives vulnerability.

    Findings: The National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 covers most of the outcomes of the Israeli training. However the National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 qualification is more specific and adds learning such as:
  • Electronics.
  • Switches and trigger devices.
  • Robotics.
  • Explosives vulnerability.

    Scotland:

    Within Scotland the following bomb disposal qualification is in existence:
  • G71Y 22: Level 2: Contribute to the Search and/or Disposal Function.

    This qualification has the following mandatory units which have the following outcomes:
  • D9V6 04:
    > Use and Maintain Search or Munition Clearance Equipment.
    > Gather and prepare search or munition clearance equipment.
    > Operate search and or munition clearance equipment.
    > Maintain search and or munition clearance equipment.
  • D1VG 04:
    > Work Safely.
    > Minimise the risks to health and safety.
    > Minimise the risks to the environment in the workplace.
  • D9TF 04:
    > Contribute to Finding Specified Targets.
    > Assist in gathering and analysing information on the location of specified targets.
    > Assist in defining the specific area to be searched.
    > Record actions taken.
  • D9TK 04:
    > Contribute to Locating and Gaining Access to Specified Targets.
    > Contribute to gaining safe access to specified targets.
    > Contribute to confirming or denying the presence of specified targets and other risks.
  • D9TJ 04:
    > Contribute to Locating and Gaining Access to Munitions.
    > Contribute to the detection of possible munitions and other risks.
    > Assist in locating munitions or confirming their absence.
    > Contribute to the identification of the specific hazard posed by the environs in which munitions are located.
    > Contribute to gaining safe access to munitions.
  • D9TL 04:
    > Contribute to Removing the Threat of Munitions.
    > Contribute to confirming the threat posed by munitions.
    > Contribute to the planning and implementation of protective measures.
    > Assist in the disposal of munitions.
    > Optional units.
  • D9TH 04:
    > Contribute to Finding the Disposition of Munitions.
    > Assist in gathering and analysing information on the location of munitions.
    > Assist in defining the specific area to be searched.
    > Record the possible location and general disposition of munitions.
  • D9TY 04:
    > Move or Transport Munitions.
    > Assist in moving munitions within the designated area.
    > Transport munitions.
    > Additional units.
  • D9TR 04:
    > Evacuate Casualties.
    > Assess the nature of the evacuation action needed.
    > Implement evacuation process.

    Finding: It is clear from the above-mentioned that the Scottish Qualification solely focuses on the disposing of bombs. The National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 covers much wider aspect regarding bomb disposal such as analysing the impact of legislation on the bomb disposal and explosives control environment, demonstrating the technical competencies necessary to handle bomb incidents and explosives control, demonstrating the ability to make critical decision making under pressure as well as applying safety measures within a bomb disposal and explosives control environment.

    United Kingdom:

    Bomb disposal in the United Kingdom is a function of the British Army. The Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal School of the British Army's Royal Engineers Corps offer bomb disposal programmes at two levels the first level being an intermediate level and the second level being an advanced level.

    The first level bomb disposal programme concentrates purely on the disposal of explosive munitions.

    The second level bomb disposal programme concentrates more on the disposal of explosive devices both improvised and manufactured.

    Finding: The National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 covers both the intermediate level and the advanced level of the bomb disposal programmes offered in the British Army.

    India:

    Indian Police Service:

    As in the United Kingdom bomb disposal is the primary responsibility of the Indian Army. The bomb disposal programme offered by the Indian Army covers the following aspects:
  • Detecting improvised explosive devices.
  • Arrange isolation, neutralisation, rendering safe and disposal of the explosive devices.
  • Carry out anti-sabotage checks.
  • Assist investigating agencies in analysing composition of the explosive substance and the design of explosive devices.
  • Orientation training in detection and handling of explosive substances.
  • Liaison abilities.
  • Offer expert advice on all matters pertaining to explosives.
  • Render assistance in dealing with bombs/explosives and the threat thereof.
  • Keep abreast with latest developments in the world pertaining to methods employed by terrorists and counter measures thereof including rendering safe procedures.
  • Effective supervision of Bomb Detection and Disposal Units.

    Finding: Although India presents more detailed aspects of bomb disposal, it is very clear that the National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 covers most of these aspects and additional competencies such as post blast investigation and electronic and electronic devices.

    United States of America:

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Bomb Data Centre provides bomb technician training to governmental organisations. During the programme, training is provided in the handling of, use and the safe disposal of explosives, pyrotechnic mixtures, improvised explosive devices and various chemicals. Technicians also are trained and certified to handle hazardous materials and understand the complexities of nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological attacks.

    At the Redstone Army Arsenal Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Alabama the Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agent Course is resented to Army personnel. The purpose of the course is to train Combat Engineers and select Engineer Officers with the basic skills and knowledge required to perform as Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agents.

    This course trains students in the following areas: react to the Unexploded Ordnance Hazard, Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agents roles and responsibilities, ordnance terminology, safety, colour codes and markings, explosives and explosive effects, ordnance identification, remote charge placement, common improvised explosive devise components, protective measures, reconnaissance, marking and disposal, reporting and current IED trends.

    In the state of Florida, formal learning programmes are presented to police officers in the field of bomb disposal. The programme covers the following aspects:
  • A basic understanding of bombing trends and bomber profiles.
  • A basic understanding of explosives, explosions and their effects.
  • A general understanding of the current physics behind explosives detection and associated problems.
  • Developing a bomb threat plan to cover vulnerability assessments, contingency planning, evacuations, searches, and damage control.
  • Providing basic training for personnel to handle and cope with bomb threats.
  • A general understanding in the basics of threat assessment and management decision making for bomb threats or bombing incidents.

    Findings: The programme presented covers all aspects in the National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 with the exception of advanced training in rocket systems and understanding the complexities nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological attacks.

    In terms of the Army's Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agent Course the National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 addresses all key aspects as presented.

    Compared with the Florida State's learning programme the following content is additional to the National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5.
  • Analysing the impact of legislation on the bomb disposal and explosives control environment.
  • The technical competencies necessary to handle bomb incidents and explosives control.
  • Apply safety measures within a bomb disposal and explosives control environment.

    Australia:

    The following unit standards were found within the Australian qualifications framework and compared to the exit level outcomes and unit standards within the National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5.
  • PUABTE009: Manage evidence at improvised hazardous device incidents.
  • PUABTE002A: Use and maintain specialists equipments.
  • PUABTE001A: Manage information related to reported improvised hazardous device incidents.
  • PUABTE008: Respond to a chemical, biological, or radiological improved hazardous device incidents.
  • PUABTE004A: Conduct post incident improvised hazardous device information requirements.
  • PUABTE003A: Manage improvised hazardous device incidents.

    Findings: In comparing with the abovementioned unit standards, it become evident that similar unit standards in the National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 contain more detail and learning.

    Conclusion:

    Taking into consideration all aspects as mentioned above the National Diploma: Bomb Disposal, NQF Level 5 addresses more specific competencies such as the analysis of the impact of legislation on the bomb disposal and explosives control environment, demonstrating the technical competencies necessary to handle bomb incidents and explosives control, demonstrating the ability to make critical decisions under pressure and the application of safety measures within a bomb disposal and explosives control environment. This qualification is equal to and in most instances surpasses that which is presented internationally. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal articulation is possible with the following Qualifications:
  • ID 50122: National Certificate: Policing, NQF Level 5.
  • ID 57651: National Certificate: Forensic Science, NQF Level 5.

    Vertical articulation is possible with the following Qualifications:
  • ID 62408: National Diploma: Policing, NQF Level 6.
  • ID 49783: National Diploma: Joint and Multi National Operations, NQF Level 6. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality and Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's (including professional bodies), and in terms of the moderation guidelines detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments and exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, the integrated competence described in the Qualification and will include competence within core and the elective standards relevant to the economic sector.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of 5 (five) year's practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • A relevant Qualification at NQF Level 6 or higher.
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification replaces qualification 49124, "National Diploma: Bomb Disposal", Level 5, 274 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  116486  Explain personal and social responsibility in decision making  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  257279  Apply chemical, biological and radiological countermeasures  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  257278  Apply knowledge of switches and triggering devices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  11 
    Core  257277  Apply robotics in the bomb disposal field  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  242707  Assimilate and present specialised evidence in a court of law  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257276  Breach an obstacle using explosives  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  258018  Conduct a post-blast investigation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  11 
    Core  117460  Conduct an analysis of explosives vulnerability  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257275  Conduct bomb disposal  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Core  258017  Conduct briefing and debriefing sessions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  258016  Conduct searching and sweeping  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  258014  Demonstrate an understanding of Improvised Explosive Devices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  258013  Demonstrate knowledge of blasting accessories  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  258009  Demonstrate knowledge of explosive ordnances  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257735  Demonstrate the use of demolition techniques  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257283  Demonstrate the use of electronic systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257284  Demonstrate the use of initiating systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257281  Dispose of explosives and munitions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257280  Handle bomb incidents  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  258008  Handle mines  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  117466  Identify and explain non-destructive testing techniques  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  253980  Investigate a crime or incident  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257736  Secure caches  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  9407  Communicate with clients and discuss work  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  257282  Demonstrate an understanding of explosives  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  15096  Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  258015  Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics in the field of explosives  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  120492  Demonstrate the application of performance management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120476  Adhere to professional conduct and organisational ethics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120483  Conduct preliminary investigations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117459  Control the use of and trade in pyrotechnics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117464  Control the use of explosives on a blasting site  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117476  Demonstrate an understanding of explosives classification, marking and packaging requirements  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117478  Demonstrate an understanding of explosives control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117465  Demonstrate an understanding of explosives importation and exportation requirements  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117470  Demonstrate an understanding of explosives storage legislation and regulations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117473  Demonstrate an understanding of explosives transportation legislation and regulations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119032  Identify and deal with dangerous goods  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  13 
    Elective  244031  Manage dangerous goods logistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  120485  Receive and attend to complaints  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120487  Use firearms in a military and law enforcement environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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