SVQ 3 Carton Manufacture at SCQF level 6

SVQ 3 Carton Manufacture at SCQF level 6

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

This qualification covers areas such as: ensuring your own actions reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace; improving the effectiveness of the print organisation through good communication with others; planning work to meet production requirements; maintaining printing equipment in working order; and setting and operating carton manufacturing equipment.

The SVQ 3 in Carton Manufacture has been designed in partnership with the sector skills council ProSkills to ensure relevance to the sector. It is certificated in partnership with Graphic Enterprise Scotland.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that 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

The SVQ 3 in Carton Manufacture at SCQF level 6 is a re-accredited qualification.

On successful completion, candidates will gain an internationally recognised qualification that 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.

Since assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time candidates would need to be away from their work. Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications including the HNC or HND in Creative Printmaking, SCQF levels 7 and 8.

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 individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification.

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 that allow them 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

The level 3 SVQ could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Creative Printmaking or a related area
  • 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: GK0L 23

The SVQ Level 3 in Carton Manufacture 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 (66 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 6
Publication: DB6210
Edition: February 2015
Downloads: SVQ3 Carton Manufacturing (807 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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