Skills for Work: Energy National 5 (SCQF level 5)

Skills for Work: Energy National 5 (SCQF level 5)

Qualification Information

The National 5 Skills for Work: Energy Course provides a basis for progression into further education or for moving directly into training or employment within the energy sector.

Learners explore the various UK-based energy industries and develop practical skills by building a small-scale solar hot water system and wind turbine. They also develop their employability skills and review their strengths and weaknesses — which are then used to help suggest the most appropriate career for them within the energy sector.

There is an opportunity to specialise in one subject area such as analysing their own carbon footprint, or developing a deeper knowledge of oil and gas production in the North Sea, or learning more about the conventional energy generation systems used in the UK.

At SCQF level 5, learners work alone or with others on straightforward tasks with support.

This qualification is available through schools and colleges.

Why study this qualification

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • pupils from mainstream schools or other education establishments
  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • learners participating in 16+ programmes
  • college students wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to energy
  • trainees preparing to enter employment
  • individuals involved in voluntary activities

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Employment and progression

Successful learners may progress to:

  • A National Progression Award
  • A National Certificate programme in further education
  • employment with training in the energy sector
  • vocational training

Qualification structure

Group Award code C258 75 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Energy at SCQF level 5 consists of four mandatory Units and three options Units.

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the Course Specification document.

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Qualification structure

Group Award code C258 75 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Energy at SCQF level 5 consists of four mandatory Units and three options Units.

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the Course Specification document.

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How to assess

There is no external assessment for this Course. Learners must successfully complete each Unit to achieve the Course.

Unit specifications provide detailed information on the Evidence Requirements for each Unit. The Unit Support Notes provide information on approaches to assessment for each Unit.

The Units are internally assessed by centres and externally verified by SQA.

Assessment in this Course will be based on both:

Performance evidence:

  • Candidates performing a range of practical activities supported by assessor observation checklists

Written and/or oral evidence

  • Candidate folios
  • Case study scenarios
  • Question and Answer

Candidates will also carry out self-review and evaluation of their progress in employability skills. Where possible, assessment should reflect current workplace practice, whether demonstrated through work placement, or simulated environments.

The Units for this Course have been designed so that evidence relating to the employability skills may be used across more than one Unit.

Each Unit is supported by a National Assessment Resource (NAR) item which provides an assessment package and exemplifies the national standard.

Qualification Verification Summary Report

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

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