SVQ Providing Financial Services at SCQF level 6

SVQ Providing Financial Services at SCQF level 6

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

This qualification covers areas such as banks and building societies, insurance, investment operations, financing and credit, debt collections, pensions, mortgage and financial planning, as well as general areas such as customer care and sales.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Skills for Health and Justice 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 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, thereby minimising any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications, including HNC/D in Financial Services or professional body qualifications.

The SVQ can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time (in the workplace for those taking this as part of a Modern Apprenticeship)
  • 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

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 that allow them to gather the required evidence. However, the recommended entry requirements are formal qualifications in Mathematics and English at SCQF level 4 or 5.

Examples of formal entry qualifications:

  • National 4 or 5 in English and Mathematics
  • Most employers will expect candidates to have a keen interest in financial and business affairs

Progression

The level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Financial Services or a related area
  • an SVQ in Professional Services at SCQF level 8
  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the financial services sector, perhaps as a trainee underwriter, trainee broker, pension administrator, senior customer adviser or foreign currency adviser

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.

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

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

The SVQ Providing Financial Services at SCQF level 6 consists of three mandatory units and four optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure (177 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Core Skill mappings are carried out by the SSC responsible for the development of an SVQ. It is a requirement of SQA Accreditation that every SVQ submission includes information on where possible opportunities for candidates to develop Core Skills exist across the mandatory units.

Centres should note that mappings are not audited or validated against the Core Skills framework/units so are not accepted by SQA awarding body as evidence towards achievement of the Core Skills units.

Core skills mapping is available on the SVQ subject page.

Modern apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services (SCQF level 6). 

SQA also offers the following components of this apprenticeship: units from the SVQ Customer Service SCQF 6 (GL0D 23) and core skills.

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

Qualification Verification Summary Reports

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

2019 Qualification Verification Summary Report (188 KB)

2018 Qualification Verification Summary Report (181 KB)

2017 Qualification Verification Summary Report(175 KB)

Network events

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31 October 2022.

Providing Financial Services at SCQF level 6 (GH5T 23):

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue.
  • The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until
    31 October 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 qualifications and results are submitted to SQA before 31 October 2022.

Group award Code: GH5T 23

The SVQ level 3 Providing Financial Services at SCQF level 6 (180 KB) consists of seven units — three mandatory units and four optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQs, please refer to the qualification structures.

National Occupational Standards

Core Skills signposting

Core Skill mappings are carried out by the SSC responsible for the development of an SVQ. It is a requirement of SQA Accreditation that every SVQ submission includes information on where possible opportunities for candidates to develop Core Skills exist across the mandatory units.

Centres should note that mappings are not audited or validated against the Core Skills framework/units so are not accepted by SQA awarding body as evidence towards achievement of the Core Skills units.

Core skills mapping is available on the SVQ subject page

Modern Apprenticeships

These SVQs are mandatory components in the Modern Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services at Levels 3 respectively.

SQA also offers the following components of these apprenticeships: core skills (which need to be separately certificated).

Unit title

Level 2 MA

Level 3 MA

Core Skills: Numeracy

F42A 04

F42B 04

Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology

F42E 04

F42F 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Blank recording forms

Assessor's guidelines — 2014 standards

Level:

3

Publication:

DB6168

Edition:

January 2014

Downloads:

Providing Financial Services SQCF level 6 (797 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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.

Network events

November 2014 presentations: