SVQ 2 Print Administration at SCQF level 5

SVQ 2 Print Administration at SCQF level 5

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

This new qualification covers areas such as complying with health and safety requirements in the workplace; improving the effectiveness of the print organisation through good communication with others; printing production processes and producing quotations for printed products; and sending and receiving digital files.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council, ProSkills, 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

On successful completion, candidates will gain an internationally recognised qualification that 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.

Since assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time candidates would need to be away from their work.

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications including the SVQ 3 in Print Administration at SCQF level 6.

The SVQ 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

This SVQ is suitable for 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, or knowledge of, print administration would be an advantage.


This SVQ 2 could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Creative Printmaking or a related area
  • the SVQ 3 Print Administration at SCQF level 6
  • degree level study at a higher education institution


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 Awards Code: GK0N 22

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

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (58 KB).


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.

Awarding partnership arrangements

This is SVQ is awarded in partnership with Graphic Enterprise Scotland

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 5
Publication: DB6209
Edition: February 2015
Downloads: SVQ2 Print Administration (781 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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