SVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF levels 4 and 5

SVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF levels 4 and 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) in Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF levels 4 and 5 are intended for people in the manufacturing sector. SVQs allow candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their area of work and expertise.

The SVQ at SCQF level 4 covers areas such as complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, and getting ready for manufacturing operations.

The SVQ at SCQF level 5 covers areas such as promoting effective working relationships and controlling manufacturing operations.

The qualifications are based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set and are published by Semta, the sector skills council for 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.

These qualifications are available through employers and training providers.

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 SVQs are designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of the workplace, which minimises any time candidates would need to be away from their work.

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

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release) 

Who does this qualification suit

The SVQs in Performing Manufacturing Operations are suitable for:

  •  learners who may have just left school
  •  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. 

Progression

The qualifications could provide progression to:

  • SVQ in Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF level 5 (if completing the SCQF level 4 qualification)

The SVQs in Performing Manufacturing Operations could also open up more employment opportunities and career prospects.

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority must 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.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ in Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF level 4

SVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF Level 4 (70 KB)

Group award code: GE7F 21


SVQ in Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF level 5

SVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF Level 5 (91 KB)

Group award code: GM24 22

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

GE7G 22 - SVQ in Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF level 5

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 30/06/2019. 

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 30/06/19 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 30/06/19

The SVQ in Performing Manufacturing Operations at SCQF level 5 consists of 2 mandatory Units and 4 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.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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