Outdoor Programmes at SCQF level 6

Outdoor Programmes at SCQF level 6

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

This qualification includes:

This qualification has been designed in partnership with SkillsActive the sector skills council.

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 approved SQA centres, employers and training providers.

Why deliver this 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/HND Coaching and Developing Sport
  • HNC/HND Fitness, Health and Exercise
  • HNC/HND Activity Tourism

This SVQ 3 can be offered on a full-time or part-time basis (eg day-release). 

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ 3 is 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.

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

Progression

This SCQF level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Coaching and Developing Sport or HNC/HND Fitness, Health and Exercise, HNC/HND Activity Tourism
  • employment in the Sport and Active Leisure industry
  • higher employment entry level within the industry

Approval

Centres without devolved authority require 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: GL67 23

The SVQ 3 in Outdoor Programmes at SCQF level 6 consists of five 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 award is also part of the Modern Apprenticeship in Active, Leisure and well-being Level 3.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship.

GL67 SVQ 3 in Outdoor Programmes    

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

SVQ 3 Outdoor Programmes (Outdoor Recreation)

Group Award Code: G8GG 23

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.05.2020. 

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 31.05.2020 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 31.05.2020
  • Structure - Outdoor Programmes (Outdoor Recreation) at Level 3 (70 KB)

National Occupational Standards

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

Modern Apprenticeship

This award is also part of the Modern Apprenticeship in Active, Leisure, Learning and Well-Being L2 and L3

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Sport and Active Leisure

Level: 3
Publication: DB3555/2
Edition: February 2012
Downloads: Outdoor Programmes  (183 KB)

 

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

Useful links

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