NPA Fitted Interiors at SCQF level 5

NPA Fitted Interiors at SCQF level 5

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Fitted Interiors at SCQF level 5 introduces learners to techniques that are important in the Fitted Furniture sector.

This qualification covers areas such as Workplace Health, Safety, and Welfare and Installing Fitted Furniture.

The qualification is available through colleges and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

NPAs are trusted because they are developed by practitioners from industry and are supported by the relevant sector skills council and the Construction Industry Training Board. Industry has recognised that the qualification fits the job.

NPAs provide opportunities for partnership delivery that can provide benefits for partners and increase options for learners.

NPAs can add value and breadth to a CV for a learner by developing vocational skills.

This NPA is at SCQF level 5, allowing clear progression and development routes to:

  • higher level education
  • employment

This NPA provides opportunities to develop:

  • Core Skills (which underpin all National Certificates)
  • transferable skills
  • employability skills

The NPA could be offered in one of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)
  • evening provision

Who does this qualification suit

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school or who may have just left school
  • mature candidates and the unemployed who may have been out of education for a long period of time
  • employees who want to develop their careers


Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Modern Apprenticeship

This NPA is a mandatory component in the Level 5 Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

GM64 22 SVQ in Fitted Interiors at SCQF level 5 (Construction)

Unit Title SCQF 3 SCQF 4 SCQF 5 SCQF 6
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42D 04 F42E 04 F42F 04 F42G 04


The level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • SCQF/QCF level 6 to level 7
  • an HNC/HND in Construction
  • a PDA in Construction at SCQF level 6
  • an SVQ in the Construction sector
  • employment in the Construction sector, perhaps in Civil Engineering and Management


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

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed and open-book assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

Training and Assessment Programmes (TAPs) are available for this qualification.

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre’s discretion.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification structure

Group award code: GP1M 45 (10 SCQF credit points)

The NPA in Fitted Interiors at SCQF level 5 consists of 4 mandatory units (10 SCQF credit points).

GP1M 45 National Progression Award (NPA) in Fitted Interiors at SCQF level 5 (337 KB)