SVQ 3 in Management at SCQF level 7
The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 3) in Management at SCQF level 7 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. It has been developed to support those working as first line managers, section managers, assistant managers, trainee managers, senior supervisors, and those working in a range of other management positions.
This qualification is jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI). Candidates who are registered for this SVQ are able to take advantage of 12 months free studying membership of CMI.
This qualification is available through employers, colleges 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 (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.
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 also benefit from their employees being proficient.
As assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.
Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications including SVQ 4 in Management at SCQF level 9.
Who does this qualification suit
This SVQ is suitable for:
- individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
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.
This SVQ 3 in Management at SCQF level 7 could provide progression to:
- a Diploma in Management and Leadership at SCQF level 8 or a related area
- a range of PDAs in Management from SCQF level 8 and above
- an SVQ 4 in Management at SCQF level 9
- employment across many sectors in a middle management role
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.
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
Information about the qualification(s)
The SVQ 3 in Management at SCQF level 7 consists of four mandatory Units and three optional Units.
For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (14 KB)
National Occupational Standards
Unit information for this qualification can be found on the SVQ Management and Leadership home page.
Core Skills signposting
- Core Skills signposting (232 KB)
Awarding partnership arrangements
SQA offers all its Management and Leadership Qualifications in partnership with the professional body for Management, the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI). Candidates who are registered for this SVQ are able to take advantage of 12 months free studying membership of CMI.
This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Management.
|Unit Title||SCQF 3||SCQF 4||SCQF 5||SCQF 6|
|Core Skills: Communication||F427 04|
|Core Skills: Numeracy||F42A 04|
|Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology||F42E 04|
|Core Skills: Problem Solving||F42K 04|
|Core Skills: Working with Others||F42P 04|
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology at SCQF level 4 and Core Skills: Numeracy at SCQF level 4 must be certificated separately.
One mandatory enhancement must be achieved. This is either one Core Skill at a higher level or one Unit from an SVQ at Level 3 or above relevant to the apprentice’s job role or one additional Unit from the Management SVQ at Level 3.
Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material
Assessment strategy (105 KB)
- Assessor’s guidelines (1.88 MB)
Candidate Guidance and Portfolio
- Guidance for candidates starting an SVQ (626 KB)
- Candidate Portfolio A4 Cover (118 KB)
- Candidate blank recording forms (616 KB)
- Recording form (3.16 MB)
Internal Assessment Reports
- SVQ Management (226 KB)
Previous Internal Assessment Reports
Candidate Support Packs (Knowledge Requirements)
To assist with knowledge requirements, SQA has produced a range of support materials for SVQs in Management and the suite of PDAs in Management (consisting of SVQ Units). Your centre's SQA Contact will have access to these support materials on SQA's secure website. Please approach them for access. The attached document shows support materials currently available for all SQA's Management Awards (40 KB).
Guide to using HNC Management and Leadership support materials
SVQ Management level 3 and level 4 Optional Units - Guide to using HNC Management and Leadership support materials
This guide provides information to help SVQ Management candidates access those parts of the HN Management and Leadership Development Packs and interactive activities for candidates which are relevant to some of the optional Units of the SVQ Management at Levels 3 and 4.
Guide to Level 3 and 4 (152 KB)