SVQ Interior Systems (Construction): Ceiling Fixing at SCQF level 5

SVQ Interior Systems (Construction): Ceiling Fixing at SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Interior Systems (Construction): Ceiling Fixing at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as general workplace health, safety and welfare; productive work practices; and installing suspended ceiling systems.

This qualification has been designed by the ConstructionSkills Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector.

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 Scottish industries.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Successful 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.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace, which 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
  • 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 allow them to gather the required evidence. 

Progression

The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision at SCQF level 6
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the Construction sector, such as an Suspended Ceiling Installer

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.

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 Interior Systems (Construction): Ceiling Fixing at SCQF level 5 consists of four mandatory units.

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 Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Core Skills signposting

Modern Apprenticeships

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 qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.08.2019.

GF7C 22 SVQ 2 Interior Systems (Construction): Ceiling Fixing at SCQF Level 5

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 31.08.2019 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 31.08.2019.
  • Interior Construction Ceiling Fixing Structure GF7C 22 (52 KB)

National Occupational Standards

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

Awarding partnership arrangements

This award is jointly awarded with Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council and Construction Industry Training Board-Construction Skills.

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

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Title/Download Level Publication Code Edition
Interior Systems (693 KB) 2 DB3528/4 May 2012

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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