SVQ Thermal Insulation (Construction) at SCQF level 6

SVQ Thermal Insulation (Construction) at SCQF level 6

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

This qualification covers areas such as general workplace health, safety and welfare, productive work practices and fabricating joints in thermal insulation protection.

This qualification has been designed by ConstructionSkills 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

Successful candidates 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.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace, which minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

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

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

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ 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 them to gather the required evidence. 

Progression

The level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • an SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision at SCQF Level 6
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the Thermal Insulation sector, perhaps as an Installer

Approval

This qualification is part of a Qualification Partnership Agreement. 

Centers interested in offering this qualification 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

The SVQ Thermal Insulation (Construction) at SCQF level 6 consists of six 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

Awarding partnership arrangements

This award is jointly awarded with the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association.

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 6 Construction Specialist Modern Apprenticeship. 

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Unit Title

SCQF 3

SCQF 4

SCQF 5

SCQF 6

Core Skills: Communication

F425 04

F426 04

F427 04

F428 04

Core Skills: Numeracy

F429 04

F42A 04

F42B 04

F42C 04

Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology

F42D 04

F42E 04

F42F 04

F42G 04

Core Skills: Problem Solving

F42H 04

F42J 04

F42K 04

F42L 04

Core Skills: Working with Others

F42M 04

F42N 04

F42P 04

F42R 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Centres should note:

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 30.06.2021.

GJ2E 23 SVQ 3 in Thermal Insulation at SCQF Level 6

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 30.06.2021 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 31.08.2019.

Group Award code: GJ2E 23

The SVQ 3 Thermal Insulation (Construction) at SCQF level 6 consists of six mandatory Units and two optional Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (70 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Awarding partnership arrangements

The SVQ 3 Thermal Insulation (Construction) at SCQF level 6 is jointly awarded with the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association TICA.

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Unit Title SCQF 4 SCQF 5
Core Skills: Communication   F42704
Core Skills: Numeracy   F42B04
Core Skills: Information and Communications Technology F42E04 F42F04
Core Skills: Problem Solving   F42K04
Core Skills: Working with Others   F42P04

 

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Title: Assessor's Guidelines SVQ 2 Thermal Insulation (Construction) SCQF level 5 (573 KB)
Publication date: May 2012
Publications code: DB6080

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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