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PDA in Leadership at SCQF level 8

PDA in Leadership at SCQF level 8

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Leadership at SCQF level 8 is designed to build and achieve competence in leadership and the development of operational plans. It is primarily aimed at managers who have gained some management experience and wish to consolidate and enhance their competence as leaders.

This qualification is available through training providers, colleges and some employers. It has been designed to be delivered in the workplace with candidates generating the required evidence as part of their current management role.

How to assess

As this PDA is made up of SVQ units, the assessment is governed by the Assessment Strategy for PDAs in Leadership and Management

Candidates gather evidence of their performance through normal workplace activity, in line with the requirements of the PDA. This evidence will be assessed using usual workplace assessment methods, such as use of portfolios/e-portfolios; observation; examining of work products; testimonial evidence from witnesses; personal statements; accreditation of prior learning, etc.

Deliver this qualification

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.

Resources

Title:

PDA in Leadership at SCQF Level 8

Code:

G9MN 48

Date:

Version 03 (December 2012)

Download:

PDA in Leadership at SCQF level 8 Arrangements Document (443 KB)

Where can you take this course?

Why study this qualification

The main target audience for the PDA in Leadership at SCQF level 8 is those currently employed in management posts, usually at first-line or middle management levels.

The PDA consists of SVQ units, which are workplace units. To be eligible for these units, candidates must have current occupational experience in a management role and be able to generate the relevant evidence.

Access

Whilst entry to the PDA in Leadership at SCQF level 8 is at the discretion of the centre, eligible managers should have current experience in a managerial role which will enable them to demonstrate the competences of the two units in this PDA.

The PDAs in Management are based on SVQ Management units. In line with the Assessment Strategy developed for SVQs in Management, access to the PDAs in Management is open only to those who currently occupy a management role that enables them to display competence at the level of the standards which make up the award. The nature and level of the management role may vary depending on the level of PDA involved.

Employment and progression

Candidates can progress to other PDAs in Management covering topics such as Planning and Implementing Change. They could also progress to an SVQ in Management at SCQF level 7 or SCQF level 9 (depending on their management job role).

Candidates achieving this PDA are also eligible for studying membership of CMI, which means that they can become part of the professional community of managers and can benefit from development opportunities that this can bring.

Student resources

Title:

PDA in Leadership at SCQF Level 8

Code:

G9MN 48

Date:

Version 03 (December 2012)

Download:

PDA in Leadership at SCQF level 8 Arrangements Document (443 KB)