SVQ Court and Prosecution Administration SCQF level 5

SVQ Court and Prosecution Administration SCQF level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as receiving and progressing court, tribunal and prosecution cases; preparing and providing papers for individual court, tribunal and prosecution cases and maintaining court and tribunal records.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council; Skills for Justice and the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service 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 the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQ Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5 is a nationally recognised award accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

This SVQ provides evidence that an individual employed in the courts sector is competent to process cases, arrange hearings, distribute decisions, and provide administrative support to the members of courts and tribunals and their judicial heads.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is designed to be assessed in the workplace. Examples of the settings or centres in which the SVQs are likely to be delivered include courts, tribunals and offices. The candidates taking this qualification may be working as clerks of court, court officers and administrative officers. They will take this qualification for a variety of reasons: to support training given to them by their employer; to gain promotion; to prove their job competence; and/or for personal development.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of the sector would be an advantage.

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

Achieving the qualification will give the candidate the opportunity to progress within the Court Service.

Approval

Centres must 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 Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5 consists of 5 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (76 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

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

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the SCQF Level 5 Modern Apprenticeship: Court and Tribunal Operations.

Unit Title SCQF 4 SCQF 5
Core Skills: Communication H4R5 04
HD6R 04
H559 04
H9XJ 04
FE25 04
F941 04
J2NV 04
J2NX 04
J2NP 04
J2NY 04
J2P0 04
J2NT 04
J2P1 04
J2PA 04
J2RH 04
H9YE 04
J2P8 04
J2P7 04
J2P5 04
Core Skills: Numeracy J2NV 04
J2P7 04
J2P5 04
J2P0 04
J2P1 04
J2PA 04
 
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology H4R5 04
HD6R 04
H559 04
FE25 04
F941 04
J2NV 04
J2NX 04
J2P8 04
J2NP 04
J2NY 04
J2P0 04
J2P1 04
J2PA 04
J2RH 04
J2P7 04
J2P5 04
J2NT 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving HD6R 04
H559 04
H9XJ 04
FE25 04
F941 04
J2NV 04
J2NX 04
J2NP 04
J2P7 04
J2P5 04
J2NY 04
J2P0 04
J2NT 04
J2P1 04
J2PA 04
J2RH 04
H9YE 04
J2P8 04
Core Skills: Working with Others HD6R 04
H9XJ 04
FE25 04
F941 04
J2NV 04
J2NX 04
J2P8 04
J2NP 04
J2P7 04
J2P5 04
J2NY 04
J2P0 04
J2NT 04
J2P1 04
J2PA 04
J2RH 04
H9YE 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

If this qualification is replacing a previous lapsing version please update the below: Yes

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on (30 November 2021).  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 (30 November 2021) 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 (30 November 2021).

SVQ 2 Court and Prosecution Administration

Group Award: GH0Y 22

  • The SVQ 2 Court and Prosecution Administration at SCQF level 5 consists of five mandatory Units and two optional Units.

For details of the Units making up this SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (66 KB) document.

National Occupational Standards

The SVQ is based on National Occupational Standards produced by Skills for Justice.

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

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Available on SQA’s Secure website.

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Useful links

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