Domestic Plumbing and Heating

Domestic Plumbing and Heating

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 3) in Domestic Plumbing and Heating at SCQF level 7 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This SVQ covers installing, testing, servicing, maintaining, inspecting, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning domestic plumbing and heating systems.

It also includes applying health and safety and environmental legislation in the building services engineering sector, establishing and maintaining work relationships, co-ordinating a work site, and performing electrical work on mechanical building services systems.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with SummitSkills to ensure relevance to the sector. This award is a joint certificate with SNIJIB (Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Body).

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQ 3 in Domestic Plumbing and Heating at SCQF level 7 is a re-accredited qualification. Learners will gain an internationally recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.  Employers will also benefit from their employees being proficient.

The SVQ is offered in the workplace. Since assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • learners who may have just left school
  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.

Progression

The SCQF level 7 award could provide progression to:

  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the domestic plumbing sector, perhaps as an plumber

Approval

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

How to assess

For general information on how to assess this qualification, please refer to the document Guidance on how to assess SVQs. For detailed guidance on how to assess this particular SVQ, please refer to the Assessment Strategy.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award: GK71 23

The SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing and Heating at SCQF level 7 consists of 11 mandatory Units and four optional Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

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Awarding partnership arrangements

This award is a joint certificate with SNIJIB (Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Body).

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ Level 3 Plumbing

Group Award Code: G9W9 23

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.05.2019.
Centres should note:
- The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
- The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until 31.05.19 at which point they will be removed and archived
- No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
- No candidates can be entered for the qualification
- Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted
to SQA before 31.05.2019.

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Awarding partnership arrangements

This qualification is jointly awarded with the Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board for the Plumbing Industry.

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2012

 

Modern Apprenticeship

This qualification is also part of Plumbing L3.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

Unit assessment guidance (if applicable)

Training and Assessment Units (TAUs)

TAUs for Domestic Plumbing are available through the SQA secure website. Please speak to your centre SQA coordinator who will be able to access these for you.

If you have any feedback on the TAUs or identify any areas in need of correction please email peter.primrose@sqa.org.uk. Any updates required in relation to regulations or health and safety will be changed as soon as possible and other feedback will be held for consideration at the next review of the material.

Quality Network Presentations

SQA hosted a Quality Network event for the SVQ3 in Plumbing (G9W9 23) on 26th November 2012. Below are the PowerPoint presentations delivered at that event.

Useful links

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