SVQ 2 Aquaculture at SCQF level 5
The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 2 in Aquaculture at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.
This qualification covers areas such as preparing and gathering live fish/shellfish, monitoring the aquatic environment for production of farmed fish/shellfish, monitoring fish/shellfish health and welfare, and working safely in an aquatic environment.
This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council Lantra to ensure relevance to the sector.
SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). 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 provider and colleges.
Why deliver this qualification
Successful candidates will gain an internationally-recognised qualification that 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 offered in the workplace. Assessment is carried out in the workplace, which minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.
Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications including SVQ 3 in Aquaculture or SVQ 4 in Aquaculture Management.
The achievement of other qualifications, such as NPA Aquaculture at SCQF Level 4 or SCQF Level 5, can contribute towards the successful completion of this award.
Who does this qualification suit
This SVQ is suitable for:
- learners who have just left school
- individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
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.
The level 2 SVQ could provide progression to:
- an HNC in Fish Farming or a related area
- a PDA in Fish and Aquatic Science at SCQF level 7
- an SVQ 3 in Aquaculture at SCQF level 7
- degree level study at a higher education institution
Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.
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
Information about the qualification(s)
Group Awards Code: GL1T 22
The SVQ 2 Aquaculture at SCQF level 5 consists of 4 mandatory Units and 5 optional Units.
For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please see:
National Occupational Standards
Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.
Core Skills signposting
|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
Information about the qualification(s)
These qualifications: SVQ 2 Aquaculture: Fin Fish at SCQF level 5 (Group Award Code: GE77 22) and SVQ 2 Aquaculture: Shellfish at SCQF level 5 (Group Award Code: GE79 22) are now in their lapsing period and will finish on 31.05.2018.
Centres should note:
- These qualifications will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
- The qualifications' content and delivery tools will remain on SQA's website until 31.05.2018 at which point they will be removed and archived
- No new centres may be approved to offer these qualifications
- No candidates can be entered for these qualifications
- Centres should ensure candidates complete these qualifications and that results are submitted to SQA before 31.05.2018.
SVQ 2 Aquaculture: Fin Fish at SCQF level 5
Group Award Code: GE77 22
The SVQ 2 Aquaculture: Fin Fish at SCQF level 5 consists of 7 mandatory Units and 3 optional Units.
For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer see Aquaculture (Fin Fish) SVQ Level 2, GE77 22 (218 KB)
SVQ 2 Aquaculture: Shellfish at SCQF level 5
Group Award Code: GE79 22
The SVQ 2 Aquaculture: Shellfish at SCQF level 5 consists of 6 mandatory Units and 4 optional Units.
For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer see Structure Aquaculture: Shellfish Level 2 - GE79 22 (218 KB)
This qualification is also part of the Agriculture Modern Apprenticeship.