SVQ Manufacturing Textile Products SCQF level 7 (lapsing)

GK7T 23 SVQ in Manufacturing Textile Products at Level 7

This group award has been replaced.

It enters its lapsing period on: 31/08/2023.

It finishes on: 31/08/2027.

The SVQs in Manufacturing Textile Products at Level 7 and Leather Manufacture at SCQF level 7 have been merged to form the new qualification:

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 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.

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Qualification Structure

The SVQ 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.

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

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Assessment strategy

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Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Qualification Verification Summary Reports

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