SVQ 3 Aquaculture at SCQF level 7

SVQ 3 Aquaculture at SCQF level 7

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

This qualification covers areas such as controlling the aquatic production environment for farmed fish/shellfish, controlling the production of farmed fish/shellfish for sale or transfer, and providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment.

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

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, training providers and colleges. 

Why deliver this qualification

Successful 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.

The SVQ is offered in the workplace. Assessment is carried out in the workplace, which minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Successful candidates can progress to a range of qualifications, including SVQ 4 Aquaculture Management or HNC Fish and Aquatic Science.

The achievement of other qualifications such as SVQ 2 Aquaculture can contribute towards the successful completion of this award.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • learners who 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.

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 are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of subject would be an advantage.

Progression

The level 3 SVQ could provide progression to:

  • an HNC in Fish Farming in or a related area
  • a PDA in Fish and Aquatic Science SCQF Level 7
  • an SVQ 4 in Aquaculture Management  at SCQF level9
  • degree level study at a higher education institution

Approval

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

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

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GL1V 23

The SVQ 3 Aquaculture at SCQF level 7 consists of 3 mandatory Units and 3 optional Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please see 

National Occupational Standards

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

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Modern Apprenticeships

Unit Title SCQF 6
Core Skills: Communication F428 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42C 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42G 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42L 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42R 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

LAPSING

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ 3 Aquaculture: Fin Fish at SCQF level 7

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.12.2015.

Centres should note:

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until 31.12.2015. at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  • No candidates can be entered for the qualification
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before 31.12.2015.

Group Awards Code: G8D7 23

The SVQ 3 Aquaculture: Fin Fish at SCQF level 7 consists of 4 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

SVQ 3 Aquaculture: Shellfish at SCQF

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.05.2020.

Centres should note:

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until 31.05.2020 at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  • No candidates can be entered for the qualification
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before 31.05.2020.

Group Awards Code: GE7A 23

The SVQ 3 Aquaculture: Shellfish at SCQF level 5 consists of 3 mandatory Units and 9 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.

Modern Apprenticeship

These qualifications are also part of the Agriculture Modern Apprenticeship L3.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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