SVQ 3 Driving Goods Vehicles SCQF level 6 (GL1C 23)

SVQ 3 Driving Goods Vehicles  SCQF level 6 (GL1C 23)

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 3) in Driving Goods Vehicles at SCQF level 6 will support learners such as Modern Apprentices in their occupational development and allow experienced practitioners to demonstrate occupational competence.

The mandatory Units cover relevant areas such as preparing the vehicle for driving, protecting the vehicle, driving efficiently (van, rigid, articulated or draw bar vehicle) and applying technology in logistics operations.

The optional Units provide the scope to demonstrate specialist driving skills with loads — such as waste, timber and animals.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

Learners will gain a 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.

The SVQ is offered in the workplace.  Since assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Who does this qualification suit

The SVQ is suitable for:

  • trainees preparing for employment
  • trainees progressing from SVQ 2 Driving Goods Vehicles: Van
  • employees studying as part of a continuing professional development programme
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • those who wish to start their own business

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification; however, those taking this qualification must possess a relevant driving licence.

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

This SVQ facilitates career progression in the sector. Employment opportunities are numerous as the qualification is designed to allow learners to develop and demonstrate logistical and managerial skills.

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority require 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 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 (128 KB).

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award code: GL1C 23 (31–49 SCQF credit points)

The SVQ 3 in Driving Goods Vehicles at SCQF level 6 consists of seven mandatory Units and three 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

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Driving Goods Vehicles

Level:

2/3

Publication:

DB6096/3

Edition:

March 2016

Downloads:

Assessment Guidance for the SVQ2 and SVQ3 Driving Goods Vehicle (738 KB) 

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

This Group Award has been replaced and has entered into its lapsing period.

The lapsing date is 31/03/2016. The finishing date is 31/03/2020.

Group Award code: GE6A 23

National Occupational Standards

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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessor's guidelines

Driving Goods Vehicles

Level:

2/3

Publication:

DB6096/2

Edition:

September 2012

Downloads:

DB6096/2 Assessment Guidance for the SVQ2 and SVQ3 Driving Goods Vehicle  (1.60 MB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

Modern Apprenticeships

The Modern Apprenticeship Group has approved the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Freight Logistics. This MA is available only in Scotland. Please note that this now incorporates a range of SVQs in the sector.  From November 2012 it no longer includes SQA’s NPA in Supply Chain Operations as a mandatory component, however the sector skills council strongly recommends the NPA for new entrants to the logistics sector. More details on this MA can be accessed from the following link: