SVQ Court Operations SCQF level 6

SVQ Court Operations SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Court Operations 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 supporting proceedings in courts and tribunals; progressing requests for rescheduling of court and tribunal cases and monitoring the progress of court and tribunal cases and review case schedules.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council; Skills for Justice and the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service to ensure relevance to the sector.

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.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQ in Court Operations at SCQF level 6 is a nationally recognised award accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, and is designed for employees working in posts as Clerks of Court, Court Officers, Administration Officers, etc.

This qualification provides candidates with the skills that they will need for employment and/or further study. This SVQ will develop skills to enable individuals to be more proficient in working in the Court Service.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is designed to be assessed in the workplace. Examples of the settings or centres in which the SVQ is likely to be delivered include courts, tribunals and offices. The candidates taking this qualification may be working as clerks of court, court officers or administrative officers. They will take this qualification for a variety of reasons: to support training given to them by their employer; to gain promotion; to prove their job competence; and/or for personal development.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in, or knowledge of, the sector would be an advantage.

Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow them to gather the required evidence.

Progression

Achieving this qualification should provide opportunities to progress within the Court Service.

Approval

Centres must 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 in Court Operations at SCQF level 6 consists of 7 mandatory Units and 1 optional Unit.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure (69 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.

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the SCQF Level 6 Modern Apprenticeship: Court and Tribunal Operations.

Unit Title SCQF 4 SCQF 5 SCQF 6
Core Skills: Communication HD6R 04
J2NT 04
J2NN 04
J2P2 04
J198 04
HC96 04
FE39 04
J2P5 04
J2P6 04
J2P7 04
J2P8 04
J2P9 04
H4R8 04
J2P4 04
Core Skills: Numeracy J2P5 04
J2P6 04
J2P7 04
J2P9 04
   
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology H4R8 04
HD6R 04
J2NN 04
J2P8 04
J2P9 04
J2P4 04
J2P5 04
J2P6 04
J2P7 04
J2NT 04
 
Core Skills: Problem Solving J198 04
HD6R 04
J2P4 04
J2P5 04
J2P7 04
J2NT 04
J2NN 04
J2P2 04
J2P9 04
HC96 04
J2P6 04
J2P8 04
H4R8 04
Core Skills: Working with Others J198 04
HD6R 04
J2P5 04
J2P6 04
J2P7 04
J2NT 04
J2NN 04
J2P2 04
J2P8 04
J2P9 04
HC96 04
FE39 04
J2P4 04
H4R8 04

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on (30 November 2023). 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 November 2023) 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 November 2023)

SVQ 3 Court Operations

Group Award: GH0X 23 (64 KB)

  • The SVQ 3 Court Operations at SCQF level 6 consists of seven mandatory Units and one optional Unit.

For details of the Units making up the SVQs, please refer to the Qualification Structure documents.

National Occupational Standards

The SVQ is based on National Occupational Standards produced by Skills for

Unit information for this qualification is available on our 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.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Available on SQA’s Secure website.

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

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