SVQ in Food and Beverage Service at SCQF level 5

SVQ in Food and Beverage Service at SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Food and Beverage Service at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as workplace health and safety; food safety; standards of behaviour in hospitality; team working; and the skills required to serve food and drink to customers.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with People 1st,  the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality industry, to ensure relevance to the sector.

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 SVQs in Food and Beverage Service are work-based qualifications so they can be offered at any time and do not need to follow the academic session. It also opens up the possibility for continued study.

The SVQ recognises the candidate’s skills and achievements, and offers enhanced job satisfaction as well as structured opportunities to improve skills and career prospects.

The qualification is nationally recognised, and based on National Occupational Standards.

Who does this qualification suit

The SVQ in Food and Beverage Service is intended for candidates who work as part of a team involved in serving food and drink in restaurants, hotels, cafés and takeaways.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. As these are work-based qualifications, candidates should be in a position to provide required evidence of competence within the field.

Progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • further SVQs in the Hospitality and Professional Cookery suite at SCQF level 5 or 6
  • mployment in the hospitality sector, perhaps in a hotel, restaurant, bar or cafe; working as a waiter, bar person or in a role that covers both

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Approval

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.

Centres should pay particular attention to the requirements set out in the assessment strategy if operating qualification via an RWE.

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.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ in Food and Beverage Service at SCQF level 5 consists of four mandatory units and six 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.

Core Skills signposting

Modern Apprenticeships

People 1st are currently in consultation with SDS to update the hospitality/professional cookery modern apprenticeship frameworks.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing from 31 August 2017

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.08.2019

G9VL 22 SVQ in Food and Beverage Service at SCQF level 5 and G9VN 22 SVQ in Food Service at SCQF level 5

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 31.08.2019 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 31.08.2019

National Occupational Standards

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

Leaflets

Fact sheets

Modern Apprenticeship

The SCQF level 5 SVQ is also part of the SCQF level 5 Modern Apprenticeship in Hospitality

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Hospitality & Professional Cookery at levels 1, 2 and 3 Assessor guidelines

Level:

1, 2 and 3

Publication:

DB3540/3

Edition:

December 2010

Downloads:

Hospitality and Professional Cookery at levels 1, 2 and 3  (574 KB)

Blank Recording Forms

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

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