SVQ 3 Water Industry Operations at SCQF level 6

SVQ 3 Water Industry Operations at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 3) in Water Industry Operations at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as monitoring and maintaining a safe working environment, the quality of treatment processes (Water Treatment Processes) and (Waste water Treatment Processes) as well as monitoring the installation process for network construction operations.

This SVQ is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set and published by the sector skills council for the sector, Energy and Utility Skills. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that NOS are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

This qualification is available through employers, training providers and colleges.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQ in Water Industry Operations at SCQF level 6 is a re-accredited qualification and has been developed by Energy and Utility Skills.

Candidates 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 intended for people working in the water supply and waste water industry and is designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of the workplace. As assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time candidates would need to be away from their work.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is intended for employees in the water supply and waste water industry.

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

Achieving this SVQ may help individuals progress to higher level qualifications or help with promotional prospects.

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority will have 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

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 code:  GL45 23

The SVQ in Water Industry Operations at SCQF level 6 consists of four mandatory units and two 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

This SVQ is a component in the Level 3 Water Industry Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Unit Title SCQF 5
Core Skills: Communication F427 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42B 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42F 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42K 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42P 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group award code: G97A 23

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 28/02/2020. 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 28/02/2020 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 28/02/2020

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure.

Structure - Water Industry Operation (94 KB)

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a component in the Level 3 Water Industry Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

  • GA1H 23 SVQ 3 Controlling Process Operations
  • GA1J 23 SVQ 3 Designing Water Networks
  • GA1K 23 SVQ 3 Leakage Control
  • GA1W 23 SVQ 3 Network Construction Operations (Water)
  • GA1X 23 SVQ 3 Water Byelaws Enforcement
  • F427 04 Core Skills: Communication
  • F42B 04 Core Skills: Numeracy
  • F42F 04 Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology
  • F42K 04 Core Skills: Problem Solving
  • F42P 04 Core Skills: Working with Others

For further information on the Modern Apprenticeships please visit:

Modern Apprenticeship in the Water Industry at Level 3

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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