SVQ 3 Modern Upholstery at SCQF level 6

SVQ 3 Modern Upholstery at SCQF level 6

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

This qualification covers modern upholstery techniques including upholstery (preparing and constructing foundations and fitting and finishing top covers), or cutting (preparing and cutting fabrics and components and producing templates) or sewing (producing seamed components and complex-shaped cushions and padded items). It also covers health and safety.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Proskills sector skills council 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 SVQ 3 in Modern Upholstery at SCQF level 6 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.

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

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications including HNC or HND Furniture Making.

The SVQ can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)
  • open and distance learning

The achievement of other qualifications such as SVQ 2 in Modern Upholstery at SCQF level 5 can contribute towards the successful completion of this award.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • employees who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

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.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of subject would be an advantage.

Progression

The level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Furniture Making or a related area
  • degree level study at a higher education institution

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

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Qualification Structure

The SVQ 3 in Modern Upholstery at SCQF level 6 consists of one mandatory unit 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.

Core Skills signposting

Modern Apprenticeships

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

LAPSING

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

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