Manufacturing Textile Products at SVQ Level 3

Manufacturing Textile Products at SVQ Level 3

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 3 in Manufacturing Textile Products at SCQF level 7 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

The qualification covers health and safety and continuous improvement of operations. Learners will also have the option to focus on more specific areas such as textile machinery and equipment maintenance, product development, design and working relationships.

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 employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Upon successful completion, learners 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. As assessment is carried out in the workplace, this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications, including the HNC or HND in Fashion or Textiles at SCQF levels 7 and 8.

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 3 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Fashion or Textiles
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the Fashion or 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

The SVQ level 3 Manufacturing Textile Products at SCQF level 7 consists of 2 mandatory Units and 4 optional Units.

Group Award Code: GK7T 23

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

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 Level 3 in Manufacturing Textile Products GK7T 23 is part of the Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage. 

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship

GAOA 23        SVQ level 3 in Kilt Making

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Qualification Verification Summary Reports


Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ Level 3 Manufacturing Textile Products

Group Award Code: G9M4 23

This qualification will enter into its lapsing period on 30.09.2015 and will finish on 30.09.2019. 

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 30.09.2019 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 30.09.2019.

Manufacturing Textile Products - Structure  (39 KB)

National Occupational Standards

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Useful Links

  • UKFT
  • Scottish Textiles Academic Group (STAG)

    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.