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SQA News 30 September 2021

New SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision

CITB SSC and the OWS National Working Group have revised the existing SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF level 6 (GR0R 23) to remove the endorsement requirements from the qualification.

SQA has reaccredited the new SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision at SCQF level 6 (GT1N 23), which replaces the existing qualification. The new SVQ is now available to deliver and is open for candidate registrations.

What is different about the new SVQ

All endorsement units have been removed from the qualification and replaced with the unit, Confirm Work Activities and Resources for the Work (HL7P 04).

What this means for centres

You are no longer required to provide side letters or endorsements for candidates who are registered for the new SVQ (GT1N 23). 

What this means for candidates

CSCS no longer require proof of endorsements to issue candidates with their CSCS card.

Entry requirements

For the latest guidance on entry requirements, for candidates looking to register on the new qualification, please –refer to the following statement published by CITB:

View CITB statement on the requirements for Occupational Work Supervision National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications / Gold Supervisor Cards July 2021

You must ensure you have evidence that candidates meet these requirements prior to registering them on this qualification.

Lapsing and finish dates for the existing SVQ

The existing SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (GR0R 23) will enter its lapsing period on 30 November 2021. From this date, all new candidates must be entered for the new SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (GT1N 23).

Candidates who are already entered for the existing SVQ will have until the finish date on 30 November 2025 to complete the qualification and have their results submitted to SQA.

More information

For more information on the new SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision, please visit our website.