SVQ 2 Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5

SVQ 2 Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 2 in Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5 has been developed by Skills for Justice, the Sector Skills Council for the justice and community safety sector, in partnership with the Scottish Court Service.

It is intended for people working in the courts sector as clerks of court, court officers or administrators, whose tasks range from collating and providing papers for individual court/tribunal cases to co-ordinating the provision of jurors.

This qualification is available through the Scottish Court Service.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQ 2 in Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5 is a nationally recognised award accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

This SVQ 2 provides evidence that an individual employed in the courts sector is competent to process cases, arrange hearings, distribute decisions, and provide administrative support to the members of courts and tribunals and their judicial heads.  

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is designed to be assessed in the workplace. Examples of the settings or centres in which the SVQs are likely to be delivered include courts, tribunals and offices. The candidates taking this qualification may be working as clerks of court, court officers and administrative officers. They will take this qualification for a variety of reasons: to support training given to them by their employer; to gain promotion; to prove their job competence; and/or for personal development.


Entry is at the discretion of the centre. No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of the sector would be an advantage.


Achieving this qualification will give the candidate the opportunity to progress within the Court Service.


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

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

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ 2 Court and Prosecution Administration
Group Award: GH0Y 22

  • The SVQ 2 Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5 consists of five mandatory Units and two optional Units.

For details of the Units making up this SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (66 KB) document.

National Occupational Standards

The SVQ is based on National Occupational Standards produced by Skills for Justice .

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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Available on SQA’s Secure website.

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio