SVQ Performing Engineering Operations SCQF levels 4 and 5 (lapsed 31/01/2021)

SVQ Performing Engineering Operations SCQF levels 4 and 5 (lapsed 31/01/2021)

Note: These qualifications entered lapsing on 31/01/2021 and are no longer available.

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The Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Performing Engineering Operations allow candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. The qualifications are based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set and published by Semta, the sector skills council for the sector.

The SVQ at SCQF level 4 covers areas such as working efficiently and effectively in engineering and carrying out routine servicing of mechanical equipment.

The SVQ at SCQF level 5 covers areas such as complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, maintaining electrical equipment/systems, and wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits.

These qualifications are available through employers and training providers.

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Qualification Structure

These qualifications entered lapsing on 21 Jan 2021. 

Group award code: GM0V 21

The SVQ in Performing Engineering Operations at SCQF level 4 consists of three mandatory units and two optional units.

Group award code: GL6E 22

The SVQ in Performing Engineering Operations at SCQF level 5 consists of three mandatory units and five optional units. Optional units may be chosen from Group A and/or Group B.

Optional units selected from Group B must be delivered and assessed in the learner's place of work (ie not in a sheltered/realistic environment).

For details of the units making up these SVQs, please refer to the qualification structure documents.

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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.

Modern Apprenticeships

The SVQ at SCQF level 5 is a mandatory component in the Level 3 Engineering Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

Code Title
GL6F 23 SVQ in Fabrication and Welding Engineering at SCQF level 6
G9XJ 23 SVQ in Business Improvement Techniques (Process Improvement) at SCQF level 6
G9XF 23 SVQ in Business Improvement Techniques (Quality Improvement) at SCQF level 6

Full list of HNs and NCs included in the Engineering Modern Apprenticeship.

Unit title Code
Core Skills: Communication F427 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42B 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42F 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42K 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42P 04

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