SVQ 2 Design Support at SCQF level 5

SVQ 2 Design Support at SCQF  level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 2) level 2 in Design Support at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as communicating the importance of the design brief, following a design process, working effectively with others in a creative environment, researching test and applying techniques for the design of products and creating visual designs. It also includes applying research on the history and theory of design to your own design activities and contributing to the production of prototypes, models, mock-ups, artwork, samples or test pieces.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Creative and Cultural Skills 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 NOS are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

This qualification is available through approved SQA centres, which may include employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

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 HNC/D Jewellery.

The SVQ can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)
  • open and distance learning

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/knowledge of subject would be an advantage.

Progression

This SVQ 2 could provide progression to:

  • an HNC in Jewellery or a related area
  • an SVQ in Design at SCQF level 7
  • employment in jewellery manufacturing and allied trades or opportunity to become self-employed and operate as sole trader or SME

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

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group award Code: GL3D 22

The SVQ 2 Design Support at SCQF level 5 consists of five 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

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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