SVQ 3 Leather Manufacture at SCQF level 7

SVQ 3 Leather Manufacture at SCQF level 7

Designed in partnership with Creative Skillset, this SVQ 3 (Scottish Vocational Qualification) in Leather Manufacture at SCQF level 7 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

Topics covered include: mechanical processing, computer-aided design and manufacturing, production processes, providing customer service, and leadership.

This SVQ 3 is available through employers, further education and training providers. It can only be offered in partnership with industry.

Why deliver this qualification

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. This SVQ 3 is jointly awarded with Creative Skillset, the industry skills body for the creative industries, ensuring relevance to the sector.

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 benefit from more proficient employees.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace so minimising the time learners need to be away from their work.

The achievement of other qualifications such as the SVQ 2 in Leather Production can contribute towards the successful completion of this award.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ 3 is suitable for individuals who are currently in employment in the leather manufacturing industry and who wish to obtain a formal qualification.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre, however successful completion of SVQ 2 Leather Production is recommended.

Candidates should be in a job where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.

Progression

This SVQ 3 award could provide progression to:

  • further employment in the leather industry in a managerial/supervisory role
  • degree-level study at a higher education institution

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority will have 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 Guide to Approval

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

Group Award Code: GJ7J 23

The SVQ 3 Leather Manufacture at SCQF level 7 consists of one mandatory Unit and six 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

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage Level 3

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio