SVQ Measurement Processes (Maintenance) and SVQ Measurement Processes (Proving Prover)

The Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Measurement Processes have been developed by OPITO and SQA and are intended to develop the skills and knowledge in the maintenance, measurement or proving of liquid and/or gas flow for the oil and gas extraction, chemicals manufacturing and petroleum industries.

There are two separate SVQs designed to identify competences specific to each of the measurement process disciplines: Maintenance and Proving-Prover.

These SVQs are available through OPITO and sector specific employers.

The SVQ Measurement Processes (Maintenance) G79X 23 has now been extended until 31/01/2017. The SVQ Measurement Processes (Proving-Prover) G79W 23 lapsed on 30/06/2012 and is no longer available.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQs in Measurement Processes are nationally recognised, work-based qualifications which relate to the candidates’ actual work. They can be offered at any time and do not need to follow the academic session.

This SVQ incorporates the national occupational standards and qualification structure identified by OPITO and is accredited by the SQA as a Scottish Vocational Qualification. This qualification is awarded, and certificate issued, by the Scottish Qualifications Authority & OPITO.

Who does this qualification suit

The SVQs in Measurement Processes are aimed at people who may be working as technicians and who are involved in the maintenance, measurement or proving of liquid and/or gas flow in the oil and gas industry. The SVQs offer wide recognition of candidates’ skills and achievements. They provide well structured opportunities to improve skills and career prospects leading to enhanced job satisfaction.

For many candidates, they will open up the possibility of continued study for further qualifications.


Entry is at the discretion of the centre. As these are mainly work-based qualifications, candidates should be in positions which would enable them to provide the required evidence.


Completing an SVQ in Measurement Processes could open up more employment opportunities and career prospects.


Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide

How to assess

Assessment is mainly through performance in the workplace.

Evidence may be gathered by observation, product evaluation, questioning, witness testimony and personal statement.

Simulation is permitted where it is not practical to assess a candidate in a real work situation.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure


National Occupational Standards

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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports



Awarding partnership arrangements

These qualifications are jointly awarded with OPITO.