SVQ Rural Land Use and Management at SCQF level 8

SVQ Rural Land Use and Management at SCQF level 8

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Rural Land Use and Management at SCQF level 8 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as health and safety, promoting equalities, resource management, rural land use, and enterprise.

This qualification has been designed by Sector Skills Council, Lantra, 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 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.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace which minimises any time that learners would need to be away from their work.

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

  • full-time
  • part-time (such as day-release)
  • open and distance learning

The achievement of other qualifications including a wide range of land-based SVQs at SCQF levels 6 and 7 can contribute towards the successful completion of this award.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • employees who wish to obtain a management level 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 which allow then to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of the subject at a management level would be an advantage.

Progression

The SVQ in Rural Land Use and Management at SCQF level 8 provides progression from the current SCQF level 6/7 SVQ qualifications in Agriculture, Gamekeeping and Wildlife

Management, Aquaculture, and Trees and Timber.

The level 8 award could provide progression to degree level study at a higher education institution.

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. 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 Rural Land Use and Management at SCQF level 8 consists of 4 mandatory units and 6 optional units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure (154 KB).

National Occupational Standards

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

Core Skills signposting

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio