Forecaster

sky and clouds

Units for the Observer NVQ/SVQ

  1. Maintain continuous weather watch (mandatory)
    1.1  Determine the nature of observation
    1.2  Decide which type of observation to make
    1.3   Brief colleagues at handover

  2. Make and record surface based visual meteorological observations
    (mandatory)

    2.1  Classify and quantify meteorological elements
    2.2  Record elemental information

  3. Make and record surface based meteorological observations using
    instrumentation (mandatory)

    3.1  Prepare the instruments or apparatus
    3.2   Monitor the performance of instruments or apparatus
    3.3   Operate the instruments or apparatus
    3.4  Record the observations
    3.5  Carry out routine maintenance

  4. Make and record upper air meteorological observations using instrumentation
    (additional)

    4.1  Prepare the instruments or apparatus
    4.2  Monitor the performance of instruments or apparatus
    4.3  Operate the instruments or apparatus
    4.4  Record the observations
    4.5  Carry out routine maintenance

  5. Make and record oceanographic meteorological observations using
    instrumentation (additional)

    5.1  Prepare the instruments or apparatus
    5.2  Monitor the performance of instruments or apparatus
    5.3  Operate the instruments or apparatus
    5.4  Record the observations
    5.5  Carry out routine maintenance

  6. Make and record climatological observations using instrumentation
    (additional)

    6.1  Prepare the instruments or apparatus
    6.2  Monitor the performance of instruments or apparatus
    6.3  Operate the instruments or apparatus
    6.4  Record the observations
    6.5  Carry out routine maintenance

  7. Code and submit observations
    (mandatory)

    7.1  Code observations
    7.2  Disseminate observations

  8. Advise customers how to interpret and use meteorological information
    (mandatory)

    8.1 Advise customers how to interpret meteorological information
    8.2 Advise customers how to use meteorological information

  9. Quality control observations
    (mandatory)

    9.1  Search for and detect errors and omissions
    9.2  Correct errors and omissions

  10. Identify needs and opportunities to develop or improve
    meteorological procedures, tools and/or facilities (mandatory)

    10.1   Identify opportunities for improvement
    10.2  Recommend improvements

  1. Working in a team (mandatory)

  2. 11.1  Determine and agree individual responsibilities in working with
    others
    11.2  Complete work activities in conjunction with others
    11.3  Provide and receive support and feedback during work activities

  3. Manage yourself (mandatory)
    12.1  Develop your own skills to improve your performance
    12.2  Manage your time to meet your objectives

  4. Assess candidate performance (additional)
    13.1  Agree and review a plan for assessing performance
    13.2  Collect and judge performance evidence against criteria
    13.3  Collect and judge knowledge evidence
    13.4  Make assessment decision and provide feedback

  5. Assess candidate performance using differing sources of evidence
    (additional)

    14.1  Agree and review an assessment plan
    14.2  Judge evidence and provide feedback
    14.3  Make assessment decision using differing sources of evidence
    and provide feedback

  6. Internally verify the assessment process (additional)
    15.1  Advise and support assessors
    15.2  Maintain and monitor arrangements for processing assessment
    information
    15.3  Verify assessment practice

  7. Work safely (mandatory)
    16.1  Minimise the risks to health and safety
    16.2  Minimise the risks to the environment in the workplace