SVQ Skills for Craft Businesses at SCQF level 7

SVQ Skills for Craft Businesses at SCQF level 7

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Skills for Craft Businesses at SCQF level 7 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as developing ideas for craft practice, communicating effectively in craft, selecting and using techniques, materials, tools and equipment for craft, using safe working practices and spaces for craft, completing the craft making process, monitoring and evaluating your craft practice and managing projects in craft practice.

This qualification has been designed in partnership/jointly awarded with the Creative and Cultural Skills, the Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector.

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 international 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 in their chosen craft.

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) 

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
  • employees who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Learners 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 subject would be an advantage.

Progression

The level 7 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC in Manufacturing and Marketing or a related area
  • a PDA in Textiles Design and Garments

Approval

Centers interested in offering this qualification require 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 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

The SVQ in Skills for Craft Businesses at SCQF level 7 consists of 7 mandatory Units and 4 optional Units.

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.

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

Core Skills signposting

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Modern Apprenticeship in Craft Skills for Business at SCQF Level 6.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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