SVQ 2 Leather Production at SCQF level 5

SVQ 2 Leather Production at SCQF level 5

GL2H 22 Leather Production at SCQF level 5

This group award has been replaced.

It entered its lapsing period on: 31/07/2021

It finishes on: 31/07/2023

Manufacturing Textile Products at SCQF level 5 and Leather Production at SCQF level 5 have merged to form the new qualification

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 2 in Leather Production at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate their competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

The qualification covers health and safety, security at work and contributing to achieving product quality. Learners can also focus on more specialist areas such as maintaining their work area, manufacturing material, cutting operations and selling associated leather products.

This qualification has been designed in partnership, and is jointly awarded, with the UKFT Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance 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

Successful candidates 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.

The SVQ is offered in the workplace. Assessment is carried out in the workplace, which minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications, including the SVQ level 3 in Leather Manufacture.

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


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 this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of the subject would be an advantage.


The level 2 award could provide progression to:

  • SVQ 3 in Leather Manufacture at SCQF level 7
  • an HNC/HND in Textiles
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the Textiles sectors


Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have 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 Guide to Approval


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

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GL2H 22

The SVQ level 2 Leather Production at SCQF level 5 consists of 2 mandatory Units and 4 optional Units. For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

SVQ 2 in Leather Production SCQF Level 5 Structure (69 KB)

National Occupational Standards

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

The SVQ Level 2 Leather Production is part of the Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage Level 5.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship

GK7R 22 - SVQ level 2 in Manufacturing Textile Products

GC8N 22 - SVQ level 2 in Laundry Operations

GC8P 22 - SVQ level 2 in Dry Cleaning Operations

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Qualification Verification Summary Reports


SQA would welcome your views, comments or feedback on the standards, qualification structure and guidance for the SVQ 2 Leather Production. Please find below a form for your feedback:Manufacturing Textile Products SVQs Feedback Form (56 KB)

Useful links


Scottish Textiles Academic Group (STAG)

Scottish Textiles Academic Group (STAG) comprises the 14 Universities and Colleges across Scotland who deliver training and skills development for the textiles industry. Their aim is to increase collaboration between institutions and industry and to work in partnership to raise skill levels and contribute to the long-term sustainability and growth of the textiles industry in Scotland. Visit their website to read about opportunities it offers to learners, training providers and employers.