SVQ Heating and Ventilating: Ductwork Installation SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Heating and Ventilating: Ductwork Installation at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as:

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, training providers and colleges.

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

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • learners who may have just left school and are in employment
  • 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 level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • an SVQ in the construction sector at SCQF level 6
  • an HNC in Building Services Engineering
  • employment in the construction sector

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ Heating and Ventilating: Ductwork Installation at SCQF level 5 consists of six mandatory units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure (80 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.

Core Skills Signposting (90 KB) 

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessment Strategy (101 KB)

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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