SVQ in Designing Water Networks at SCQF level 6

SVQ in Designing Water Networks at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Designing Water Networks at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate their skills and competence in this particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification has six mandatory units including: Assessing Factors that Impact on Utility Network Designs and Producing Detailed Drawings to Support Utility Network Activities.

This SVQ is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set and published by the sector skills council Energy and Utility Skills. 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, 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)

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is intended for employees in the water sector.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

The majority of candidates’ evidence for this SVQ must be generated from real work activities. This means that any learner undertaking the SVQ in Designing Water Networks at SCQF level 6 must be working in water network design on a regular basis.

Progression

The SVQ in Designing Water Networks at SCQF level 6 could provide learners with the opportunity to progress to other water-related SVQs at SCQF level 6. Successful completion of the qualification could also open up more employment opportunities and career prospects in the sector.

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

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ in Designing Water Networks at SCQF level 6 GP35 23 consists of six mandatory units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (59 KB)

 

The SVQ in Designing Water Networks at SCQF level 6 GA1J 23 will lapse on 31/12/18 and finish on 31/12/2022.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (56 KB)

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 Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Core Skills signposting

Core Skills signposting (70 KB)

Awarding partnership arrangements

This SVQ is jointly awarded with CABWI (the Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry).

 

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is included in the Level 3 Water Industries Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this apprenticeship:

GL45 23 - SVQ in Water Industry Operations at SCQF level 6

GL8F 23 - SVQ in Controlling Process Operations at SCQF level 6

GL8E 23 - SVQ in Leakage Control (Water) at SCQF level 6

GL8G 23 -SVQ in Network Construction Operations (Water) at SCQF level 6

 

GJ90 15 - HNC Water Operations

G9PC 47 - PDA in Water Operations: Drinking Water Process at SCQF level 7

G9P9 47 - PDA in Water Operations: Waste Water Process at SCQF level 7

G9PA 47 - PDA in Water Operations: Water Distribution and Water Utilisation at SCQF level 7

GK61 62 - Level 2 Award for Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces

GK62 62 - Level 2 Award for Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces

GK60 62 - Level 2 Award for Working in High Risk Confined Spaces

Unit title SCQF 5
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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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