SVQ 2 Estate Maintenance at SCQF level 5

SVQ 2 Estate Maintenance at SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 2 in Estate Maintenance at SCQF level 5 provides evidence of competence in job-related skills such as maintaining and repairing equipment and machinery.

It also enables learners to develop an awareness of environmental good practice and to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Monitoring and maintaining health, safety and security are also covered.

Learners can focus on more specific areas such as maintaining and improving game and wildlife habitat or maintaining and repairing boundaries and access points.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with Lantra, the Sector Skills Council, and with Scottish Land and Estates to ensure relevance to the sector.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

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.

Learners should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then 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 SCQF level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Countryside Management or a related area
  • an SVQ 3 in Estate Management  at SCQF level 6
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the land-based sector, at a practitioner level

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: GK5P 22

The SVQ 2 Estate Maintenance at SCQF level 5 consists of four mandatory Units and six 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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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