Scientific Manufacture (Filling/Finishing Processing)

Scientific Manufacture (Filling/Finishing Processing)

SQA offers Scientific Manufacture (Filling/Finishing Processing) at Level 3.

This SVQ is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set and published by the Sector Skills Council for the sector, SEMTA.

The standards provide an accurate and detailed definition of what candidates must know, understand and be able to do. This SVQ will enable those working in this sector to develop the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competence in their job role.

News and Announcements

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31/05/2018. Centres should note:

Why deliver this qualification

These SVQs in Scientific Manufacture (Filling/Finishing Operations) will meet the employment needs of biomanufacturing staff and the SVQs can be offered at any time and does not need to follow the academic session.

The qualification provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to enable them to develop practical skills.

Who does this qualification suit

These SVQs in Scientific Manufacture (Filling/Finishing Operations) is suitable for candidates working in biomanufacturing. These qualifications contain Units in Preparing the Biomanufacting Area and Process Equipment; Transferring Materials in a Biomanufacting Environment; Measuring, Weighting and Preparing Compounds and Solutions for Biomanufacturing Use; and Carrying out Sampling Operations in a Biomanufacturing Environment, which will help candidates not only within their own work environment but also for future career development.


Entry is at the discretion of the centre. The nature of the qualification is such that candidates should be in a work role or placement which allows them to demonstrate competence in practical tasks.


There are opportunities for progression to other biomanufacturing qualifications.


Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact the Business Development Team for guidance in completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements as outlined in the guide to approval.

How to assess

Assessment is of competence demonstrated in the workplace.

Assessment is integrated with delivery and focuses on evidence of carrying out work activities.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

National Occupational Standards

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

Modern Apprenticeship

G9J9 22 is also part of Life Science L2.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 2, 3 and 4
Publication: DB5175
Edition: February 2010
Downloads: Assessor’s guidelines for the SVQs in Scientific Manufacture at levels 2, 3 and 4. (442 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Useful links

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