SVQ Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) SCQF level 5

SVQ Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) SCQF level 5

The SVQs Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction):

— all at SCQF level 5, allow candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

These qualifications have been designed in partnership with the sector skills council Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

These SVQs at SCQF level 5 are re-accredited qualifications. They are available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

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.

Learners will gain an international 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.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace and so minimises any time learners need to be away from their work.

These SVQs can be offered in any of the following modes:

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

Who does this qualification suit

These SVQs are 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


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 are required to undertake these qualifications, although experience in/knowledge of the subject would be an advantage.


These SVQ 2 awards could provide progression to:

  • an SVQ in Roofing Occupations (Construction) at SCQF level 6


Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA¿s Business Development Team for guidance.

How to assess

For general information on how to assess these qualifications, please refer to the document Guidance on how to assess SVQs.   For detailed guidance on how to assess these particular SVQs, 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 qualifications in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) at SCQF level 5 consist of six mandatory Units each.

For details of the units making up the SVQs, please refer to the qualification structures.

SVQ Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing

Group Award Code: GJ78 22

SVQ Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) Single Ply Membrane Roofing

Group Award Code: GJ7A 22

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our 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.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material