SVQ 3 in Food and Drink Operations (Engineering Maintenance) at SCQF level 6

SVQ 3 in Food and Drink Operations (Engineering Maintenance) at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 3) in Food and Drink Operations (Engineering Maintenance) at SCQF level 6 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. This qualification has been designed in partnership with the sector skills council for food and drink, Improve Ltd, to ensure relevance to the sector.

The SVQ 3 in Food and Drink Operations (Engineering Maintenance) at SCQF level 6 covers areas such as complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, using engineering drawings and documents in maintenance activities, working efficiently and effectively, and completing handovers and confirming completion of maintenance activities.

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 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.

Learners can progress to a range of qualifications — see Progression.

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

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Candidates should be in a job where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow them to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of engineering would be an advantage.

Progression

This SVQ 3 could provide progression to:

  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the food and drink sector as an engineer

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: GL46 24

The SVQ in Food and Drink Operations Engineering Maintenance at SCQF level 6 consists of four mandatory Units and six optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure.

National Occupational Standards

Centres/candidates undertaking these Courses should also refer to the full National Occupational Standards for information relating to the overview and scope.

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 and is jointly awarded with the sector skills council for food and drink, Improve Ltd, to ensure relevance to the sector.

Modern Apprenticeship

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 3 Food and Drink Operations Modern Apprenticeship.

For further information on the Level 3 Food and Drink Operations Modern Apprenticeship please visit: http://improveltd.co.uk/scotland/frameworks-scotland

Unit Title SCQF 5
Core Skills: Communication F427 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42B 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42F 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42K 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42P 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Useful links

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