SVQ Retail (Visual Merchandising) at SCQF level 6

SVQ Retail (Visual Merchandising) at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Retail (Visual Merchandising) at SCQF level 6 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as Management, Leadership, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising. The qualification covers the specialist role of the visual merchandiser who is responsible for ensuring effective in store displays that make an impact and maximise sales revenue.

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.

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 wish to pursue a career in retailing
  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification or support continuing professional development

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.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience or qualifications such as the SVQ Retail Skills at SCQF level 5 would be an advantage.

Progression

The level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • Further professional and academic development for example a HND in Retail management
  • employment in the Retail sector in a specialist visual merchandising role

Approval

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

Centres without devolved authority are required 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 and Assessors Guidelines for SVQs in Retail at SCQF levels 4, 5 & 6.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ Retail (Visual Merchandising) at SCQF level 6 consists of 3 mandatory units and 7 optional units.

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

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 6 Retail Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

GP1C 23 SVQ in Retail (Sales Professional) at SCQF level 6

GP1A 23 SVQ in Retail (Management) at SCQF level 6

Unit title SCQF 5
Core Skills: Communication F427 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42B 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42F 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42K 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42P 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing - 30/9/2018

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ 3 Retail (Visual Merchandising) SCQF level 6 (GD8G 23)

This qualification will enter its lapsing period on 30/9/2018 and will finish on 30/09/2022.

Qualification Structures (93 KB)

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 30/09/2022 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 30/09/2022

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Leaflets

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Candidate Disclaimer for SVQ Portfolio

There is no SVQ Portfolio currently available.

Qualification Verification Summary Reports

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Monitoring Standards Reports

Update Letters

Modern Apprenticeships

These Awards are also part of the Modern Apprenticeship in Retail L2 and L3