SVQ 3 Environmental Conservation at SCQF level 7

SVQ 3 Environmental Conservation at SCQF level 7

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 3 in Environmental Conservation at SCQF level 7 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with Lantra the Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (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 Environmental Conservation at SCQF level 7 is a re-accredited qualification.

Upon successful completion, learners will gain an international recognised 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. As assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work. In the context of Environmental Conservation the workplace could include a voluntary placement.

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications including PDA Ecological Surveying or HND Countryside Management.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • individuals who are currently in employment (or working as a volunteer) and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • employees (or volunteers) who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

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 which allow then to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification.

Progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • an HND in Countryside Management or a related area
  • a PDA in Ecological Surveying at SCQF Level 7
  • degree level study at a higher education institution

Approval

Specific subject expertise is required to deliver this qualification which is detailed in the Assessment Strategy. To gain approval for this qualification centres should complete and submit a Qualification Approval Application Form. The Business Development Team can provide guidance in completing this form.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements 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

Current

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Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GL0K 22

The SVQ 3 Environmental Conservation at SCQF level 7 consists of 4 mandatory Units and 5 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

Awarding partnership arrangements

This qualification has been designed in partnership with Lantra the Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector.

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Rural Skills at SCQF Level 6 and 7.

Unit Title SCQF 5
Core Skills: Communication F426 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42A 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42E 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42J 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42N 04

 

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

This qualification will lapse on 28.02.2016 and will finish on 28.02.18.

Centres should note:

  • This qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualifications’ content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until 28.02.18 at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer this qualification
  • No candidates can be entered for this qualification
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before 28.02.18

National Occupational Standards

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

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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 5 and 7
Publication: DB5816
Edition: August 2013
Downloads: Environmental Conservation at SCQF levels 5 and 7 (772 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

SVQ 3 Environmental Conservation SCQF level 7 - Z0289

Internal Assessment Reports

Useful links

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