SVQ Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction): Steeplejacking SCQF level 5

SVQ Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction): Steeplejacking SCQF level 5

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) recognise competence in job-related skills and are based on National Occupational Standards.

This SVQ covers areas such as general workplace health, safety and welfare; productive work practices; and erecting and dismantling steeplejack scaffolds.

This qualification has been designed by the ConstructionSkills 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 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.

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

Learners can progress to a range of qualifications including:

  • Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction): Scaffolding and Offshore Scaffolding at SCQF level 6
  • SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision at SCQF level 6
  • degree-level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector as a steeplejacker

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

Access

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 will allow them to gather the required evidence.

Progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction): Scaffolding and Offshore Scaffolding at SCQF level 6
  • SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision at SCQF level 6
  • degree-level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector as a scaffolder

Approval

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.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group award code: GT9P 22

The SVQ in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction): Steeplejacking at SCQF level 5 consists of three mandatory units and five optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure (49 KB).

Unit information for this qualification is available through our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

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 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 (84 KB)

Modern Apprenticeships

SVQ 2 in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) at SCQF Level 5 Modern Apprenticeships (102 KB)

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the SCQF Level 5 Construction Specialist Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Unit Title SCQF 3 SCQF 4 SCQF 5 SCQF 6
Core Skills: Communication F425 04 F426 04 F427 04 F428 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F429 04 F42A 04 F42B 04 F42C 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42D 04 F42E 04 F42F 04 F42G 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42H 04 F42J 04 F42K 04 F42L 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42M 04 F42N 04 F42P 04 F42R 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

This group award has been replaced.

It entered its lapsing period on: 31/12/2022

It finishes on: 31/12/2024

National Occupational Standards

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

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

Modern Apprenticeships

This qualification is also part of the Construction-Civil Engineering and Specialist Sector Level 2.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material