SVQ Measurement Processes (Maintenance) - G79X 23

This group award has been replaced by a new SVQ in Measurement Processes (Maintenance) - Group Award GR8R 23.

It entered its lapsing period on: 31/01/2021.

It finishes on: 31/01/2025.

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Measurement Processes (Maintenance) allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

The qualification consists of four mandatory units and one optional unit. Mandatory units include Perform Pre-Measurement Processes Operations and Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships in the Measurement Processes Environment. Optional units include Inspect and Verify Gas Measurement Systems and Inspect and Verify Bulk Storage Measurement Systems.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of industries.

Why deliver this qualification

Upon successful completion, 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.

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

The SVQ 3 in Measurement Processes (Maintenance) is aimed at people who may be working as technicians and who are involved in the maintenance of liquid and/or gas flow in the oil and gas industry.

The qualification offers wide recognition of candidates' skills and achievements and provides well-structured opportunities to improve skills and career prospects leading to enhanced job satisfaction.


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.


Completion of the SVQ 3 in Measurement Processes (Maintenance) could open up more employment opportunities and career prospects.


Centres interested in offering this qualification require to 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.  The specific delivery requirements are set out in the Assessment Strategy.

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.

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Qualification Structure

The SVQ 3 in Measurement Processes (Maintenance) consists of four mandatory Units and one optional unit.

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 Unit Search.

Awarding partnership arrangements

The SVQ 3 in Measurement Processes (Maintenance) is jointly awarded with OPITO.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

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