Certificate in Learning and Development at SCQF level 8

Certificate in Learning and Development at SCQF level 8

The Certificate in Learning and Development at SCQF level 8 is suitable for people working in a training or learning development role with individuals or groups of learners. The qualification has been developed for the international market to meet the needs of workplace assessment in a Learning and Development context.

This qualification covers areas such as planning and preparing specific learning and development opportunities, engaging and supporting learners in the learning and development process and reflecting on, developing and maintaining own skills and practice in Learning and Development.

Why deliver this qualification

This qualification enables the learner to demonstrate both underpinning knowledge and performance evidence of competence in a Learning and Development vocational area.

It is based on the most current version of National Occupational Standards, developed by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), Sector Skills Council (SSC.)  

The Certificate can be offered in a workplace environment.

The evidence demonstrating achievement of the qualification must be assessed within a workplace environment.

 

Who does this qualification suit

The Certificate in Learning and Development at SCQF level 8 is suitable for trainers, facilitators, mentors, tutors, coaches, instructors or anyone working in a training or learning development role, with individuals or groups of learners.

Candidates would be expected to have responsibility for planning, delivering and evaluating training.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. As these are work-based qualifications, candidates should be working in a training role to ensure they are able to generate the required work-based evidence.

For candidates where English is not their first language it is recommended that they possess English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) level 5 or a score of 5.5 in IELTS.

Approval

Specific Delivery Requirements

Centres offering this qualification require centre approval.  

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

Assessment is through performance in the workplace and simulation is not allowed. There are three types of evidence:

  • work produced by the candidate as part of his/her job
  • work produced by others relating to the work that the candidate does
  • witness statements produced by others about what the candidate has done

This evidence may be gathered by observed performance, products of work, witness testimony and personal statement, and presented as a portfolio of candidate work.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GR0Y 48

Qualification Structure (83 KB)

The Certificate in Learning and Development at SCQF level 8 consists of 3 mandatory Units and 3 optional Units. Please refer to the Qualification Structure for details on the Units making up this qualification.

Assessment Strategy

Assessor’s Guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio