SVQ in Playwork at SCQF level 6

SVQ in Playwork at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Playwork at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as:

This qualification has been designed in partnership/jointly awarded with SkillsActive — the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning, and Wellbeing — to ensure its relevancy to the sector.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS). 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 the time that learners would be required to be away from their work.

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications including SVQ in Playwork level 7 or SVQ in Playwork level 9.

The SVQ can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)
  • open and distance learning

The achievement of other qualifications such as Modern Apprenticeships can contribute towards the successful completion of this award.

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
  • employees who wish to obtain short continuing professional development courses
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 then to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification.

Progression

The level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC in Childhood Practice
  • an SVQ in Playwork at SCQF level 7

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 in Playwork at SCQF level 6 consists of 5 mandatory units and 2 optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure (80 KB)

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Active Leisure, Learning, and Wellbeing.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing

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

This award is also part of the Level 2 and Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Active Leisure, Learning, and Wellbeing.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 2
Publication: DB4566
Edition: August 2008
Downloads: Playwork at level 2  (153 KB)
Level: 3
Publication: DB6004.2
Edition: May 2012
Downloads: Playwork at level 3  (153 KB)
Level: 4
Publication: DB6006.2
Edition: May 2012
Downloads: Playwork at level 4  (153 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Candidate Disclaimer for SVQ Portfolio


G8WE 22
- SVQ 2 Playwork


GD1V 23 - SVQ 3 Playwork


GD1T 24 - SVQ 4 Playwork

Qualification Verification Summary Reports

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Useful links

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