SVQ Well Services: Electric Logging
The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 and Level 3 in Well Services: Electric Logging covers the standards of performance and the knowledge and understanding required for personnel working in the oil industry well services sector.
This qualification is available through employers and other approved centres.
These SVQs are now in their lapsing period (30 June 2012) and have not been extended. No new centres should be approved to offer these qualifications.
Why deliver this qualification
The SVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Well Services: Electric Logging is a nationally recognised qualification which is jointly awarded with OPITO. This SVQ incorporates the national occupational standards and qualification structure identified by OPITO as part of the Cogent SSC footprint and is accredited by the SQA as a Scottish Vocational Qualification. This qualification is awarded, and certificate issued, by the Scottish Qualifications Authority & OPITO.
This qualification is supported by assessor guidelines and can be offered at any time. It does not need to follow the academic session.
Who does this qualification suit
The Level 2 SVQ is aimed at individuals who are already working in the well services industry and is particularly suitable for electric wireline operators working on oilfield wellheads. It can also be useful for multi-skilled operators.
The Level 3 SVQ is suitable for electric line supervisors working on oilfield wellheads.
Entry is at the discretion of the centre/employer.
This is a work-based qualification so candidates should be in positions which would enable them to produce the required evidence.
An SVQ Level 2 in Well Services could open up more employment opportunities and career prospects for successful candidates.
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 Guide to Approval (98 KB).
How to assess
Assessment for this SVQ in Well Services qualification is mainly completed through performance in the workplace, or in workplace conditions. Simulation is permitted where it is not practical to assess a learner in a real work situation.
Evidence may be gathered by observation, product evaluation, questioning, witness testimony and personal statement.
It is important to note that there are two possible routes open to candidates for assessment:
- Cased Hole Operations
- Open Hole Operations
Where applicable, Units will cover each option. Where this is not possible, the route that the Unit must be assessed against will be identified. For example:
- the assessment of a learner rigging-up the pressure control equipment associated with well service operations is applicable only to Cased Hole Operations
- the assessment of a learner ensuring the well is safe, prior to running tools into the well, may be applicable only to operations in Open Hole Operations
Assessor’s Guidelines for the SVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Well Services: Electric Logging can be found at:
- Assessor Guidelines (145 KB)
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
Information about the qualification(s)
National Occupational Standards
Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.
The Level 2 SVQ in Well Services: Electric Logging consists of five mandatory Units and three optional Units.
The Level 3 SVQ in Well Services: Electric Logging consists of seven mandatory Units and one optional Unit.
The following SVQs are now in their lapsing period (30 June 2012) and have not been extended. No new centres should be approved to offer these qualifications.
Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material
Candidate Guidance and Portfolio
- Guidance for candidates starting an SVQ (626 KB)
- Candidate Portfolio A4 Cover (118 KB)
- Candidate blank recording forms (616 KB)
Internal Assessment Reports
Awarding partnership arrangements
This qualification is jointly awarded with OPITO.