SVQ in Boat Building and Repair at SCQF level 6

SVQ in Boat Building and Repair at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Boat Building and Repair at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

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.

The SVQ in Boat Building and Repair has four mandatory units including: complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements; slinging; lifting and moving materials; and machinery and components in a marine environment.

In addition to the mandatory units, candidates select one of two specialist pathways:

The qualification is available through colleges, 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.

As assessment is carried out in the workplace, this minimises the time that learners may 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:

  • 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.

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.

Progression

The SVQ in Boat Building and Repair at SCQF level 6 could provide the opportunity to progress to engineering qualifications at various SCQF levels.

Successful completion of the qualification could also open up more employment opportunities and career prospects in the sector.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority 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.

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 content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ in Boat Building and Repair at SCQF level 6 consists of four mandatory units and seven units from one of the following pathways:

  • Wooden Boat Building and Repair
  • Composite Boat Building and Repair and Metal Boat Building and Repair

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (120 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio