SVQ Business and Administration Level 4 (SCQF Level 7) - Behaviours in Management Units

The Level 4 SVQ in Business and Administration contains seven units that are imported from the SVQ Management suite. Due to a recent change in the Management area, the behaviours within these units no longer need to be assessed. Within the Management units available on SVQ Business and Administration webpage, the behaviours are listed as Performance Indicators (PIs) below the title "Behaviours which underpin effective performance". It is not necessary to gather and map evidence against these PIs. These behaviours should be evident naturally through performance across the rest of the unit.

The units affected are:

The full statement from the Qualification Manager for SVQs in Management is copied below:

You may have noticed that the new optional Units that we introduced in April 2013 are in a slightly different format from the other Management SVQ Units. A key difference is the behaviours. The statement accompanying the behaviours of the new optional Units states that "when performing to this standard, you are likely to demonstrate the following behaviours" whereas the statement for the Units accredited in 2011 is "you will exhibit the following behaviours".

SQA has until now required the behaviours to be assessed. However, following a recent Awarding Body Forum meeting with Skills CFA and discussions with SQA's Accreditation department, we have been advised that while behaviours are desirable and likely to be demonstrated through performance, they do not need to be assessed. Therefore, behaviours should be used as guidance on how the performance criteria should be achieved, but not assessment in themselves.

If you have any queries on this, please contact:

Elaine.snell@sqa.org.uk/0345 213 5440

or

Margo.sykes@sqa.org.uk/0345 213 5438