SVQ Construction Contracting Operations Management SCQF level 10

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Construction Contracting Operations Management at SCQF level 10 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This SVQ covers areas such as: maintaining construction health, safety, and welfare systems; managing the performance of teams and individuals; and identifying, assessing, and evaluating project requirements.

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

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Learners 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.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace. This minimises any time learners need to be away from their work.

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

  • full-time
  • part-time (for example, 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


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 them to gather the required evidence.


The SCQF level 10 award could provide progression to:

  • degree-level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as a construction contracting operations manager


Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority must 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, 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.

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Qualification Structure

Group award code: GV40 25

The SVQ in Construction Contracting Operations Management at SCQF level 10 consists of 5 mandatory units and 4 optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure (106 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Core Skill mappings are carried out by the SSC responsible for the development of an SVQ. It is a requirement of SQA Accreditation that every SVQ submission includes information on where possible opportunities for candidates to develop Core Skills exist across the mandatory units.

Centres should note that mappings are not audited or validated against the Core Skills framework/units so are not accepted by SQA awarding body as evidence towards achievement of the Core Skills units.

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