Hospitality Management Skills

Hospitality Management Skills

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Hospitality Management Skills at SCQF level 8 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

The mandatory units in this qualification cover areas such as management of people and teams, legislative and regulatory requirements and professional development.

The optional units provide scope to specialise in areas such as managing costs and resources, staff recruitment, selection and training, customer service and management of operational areas (eg food and beverage, kitchen, front of house, housekeeping).

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

Upon successful completion, candidates 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 candidates would need to be away from their work.

Completion of this qualification allows candidates the opportunity to progress to more advanced levels within the SCQF.

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 candidates who are working at senior levels in a range of sub sectors and job roles, such as heads of departments, kitchen managers, head chefs, accommodation managers, executive housekeepers, and food and beverage managers, as well as managers in small businesses and owner operators.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. This is a work-based qualification, so candidates should be in a job role that enables them to provide the required evidence in a working environment.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of the hospitality industry is expected.

Progression

The level 8 award could provide progression to:

  • employment in management and leadership roles in the hospitality sector, including marketing, events and retail
  • degree-level study at a higher education institution

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority 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.

Centres should pay particular attention to the requirements set out in the assessment strategy if operating the qualification via a real working environment.

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.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ in Hospitality Management Skills at SCQF level 8 consists of 3 mandatory units and 7 optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (33 KB).

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification 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.

Core Skills Signposting  (92 KB)

Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the SCQF level 8 Technical Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management Skills. 

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

  • careers skills units
  • Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (optional for those operating in Kitchen Management)
  • Food Hygiene Intermediate unit (optional for those on licensed premises)
  • foreign language units at SCQF level 5 or above (optional)

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Evidence requirements (if applicable)

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

This qualification will enter its lapsing period on 20/12/20 and will finish on 31/12/20. Centres should note:

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until (insert effective from date - tbc) at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  • No candidates can be entered for the qualification
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before (Insert effective from date - tbc)

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.

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.

Leaflets

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Qualification Verification Summary Reports

Evidence requirements (if applicable)

Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 8 Technical Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management Skills. 

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

  • Careers Skills Units
  • G8YA 46 - Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders*
  • F4TL 34 - Food Hygiene Intermediate*
  • Foreign Language at SCQF Level 5*                        

*Optional

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