SVQs in Heritage Skills at SCQF level 6

SVQs in Heritage Skills at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Heritage Skills at SCQF level 6 allow candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

These qualifications cover the specialist skills needed to work on building conservation and restoration projects.

The SVQs in Heritage Skills have been designed in partnership and are jointly awarded with Historic Environment Scotland and CITB the 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 colleges and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

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.

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

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:

  • craft trades people who are looking to upskill to work on conservation projects
  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Candidates should be in a job 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 or knowledge of the subject would be an advantage.

Progression

The level 6 awards could provide progression to:

  • an SVQ in Construction Senior Management at SCQF level 11
  • degree level study at a higher education institution

Approval

This qualification is part of a qualification partnership agreement.

Centres interested in offering this qualification require a letter of authorisation from Historic Environment Scotland prior to coming forward for approval.

Once the letter of authorisation is received, centres should contact SQAs Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQAs general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide. The specific delivery requirements are set out in the assessment strategy.

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

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure.

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Decorative Occupations) at SCQF level 6 consists of six mandatory units and two optional units.

Group award code: GL9L 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Finisher) at SCQF level 6 consists of seven mandatory units and one optional unit.

Group award code GL9R 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Fully Supported Lead and Hard Metal Roofing and Cladding) at SCQF level 6 consists of eight mandatory units and one optional unit.

Group award code: GM01 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Faade Preservation) at SCQF level 6 consists of six mandatory units and one optional unit.

Group award code: GL9P 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Roof Slating and Tiling Occupations) at SCQF level 6 consists of eight mandatory units and two optional units.

Group award code: GL9W 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Wall and Floor Tiling Occupations) at SCQF level 6 consists of seven mandatory units.

Group award code: GL9Y 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Mason) at SCQF level 6 consists of nine mandatory units.

Group award code: GL9T 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Blacksmith) at SCQF level 6 consists of seven mandatory units and two optional units.

Group award code: GL9J 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Plastering Occupations) at SCQF level 6 consists of five mandatory units and three optional units.

Group award code: GL9V 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Thatching) at SCQF level 6 consists of 10 mandatory units.

Group award code: GL9X 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Dry Stone) at SCQF level 6 consists of eight mandatory units.

Group award code: GL9M 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Earth Builder) at SCQF level 6 consists of eight mandatory units.

Group award code: GL9N 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Wood Occupations) at SCQF level 6 consists of six mandatory units and two optional units.

Group award code: GM00 23

The SVQ Heritage Skills (Construction) (Brick Worker) at SCQF level 6 consists of nine mandatory units.

Group award code: GL9K 23

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Core Skills signposting

Awarding partnership arrangements

These qualifications are awarded, and certificates issued, by SQA and Historic Environment Scotland.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material