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SVQ in Leather, Sewn Products or Textiles Manufacturing at SCQF Level 5

09-Dec-2020 5:10 PM | Anonymous

UKFT is pleased to share the final draft of the new SVQ in Leather, Sewn Products or Textiles Manufacturing at SCQF Level 5 for Scotland. This follows the successful reviews of the National Occupational Suites in these sub sectors in 2019/20.

The original project was to review the existing two SVQs at SCQF Level 5 (Manufacturing Textile Products and Leather Production) and create a brand new SVQ in Manufacturing Sewn Products. However, the three separate SVQs were under threat following calls to streamline and rationalise training for the industry.

On behalf of and supported by the industry, UKFT has successfully managed to merge the three separate SVQs into one qualification with sub-sector pathways.

The final draft title, unit coverage and structure have been requested and endorsed by each Scottish sub-sector steering group, as well as being reviewed by SQA Accreditation.

Please see the attachments for the final drafts of both the new SVQ structure and title coverage alongside the Assessment Strategy for the fashion & textiles SVQs in Scotland with the Sewn Products sector added.

FINAL DRAFT structure for the SVQ in Leather Sewn Product or Textiles Manufacturing at SCQF5 08 12 2020.docx

FINAL DRAFT UKFT F and T Scotland Assessment Strategy 8th Dec 2020.docx

We invite the wider industry in Scotland to review the documents attached over the next month and share any comments directly to UKFT before Friday 8th January 2021 by emailing john.west@ukft.org

The SVQ will be submitted for approval to SQA Accreditation at the end of January 2021. Once accredited and the Awarding body secured, this qualification will be the main qualification within the existing Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles ‘Heritage’ framework at SQCF Level 5.

Could you be an External Verifier?

We are looking for industry specialists to become External Verifiers for the Leather, Textiles and Sewn Products industries and work with the Awarding Body in this area. This is a paid role.

External Verifiers (EVs) are appointed by awarding bodies to ensure quality assurance. EVs check the accuracy of assessment and verification decisions ensuring they comply with national standards and awarding body procedures and provide a supporting role for centres. The full description is listed on pages 9/10 of the Assessment Strategy attachment above.

External Verifiers should:

  • Demonstrate occupational knowledge appropriate to the sector in which they are externally verifying.
  • Demonstrate sufficient and current understanding of the qualification to be externally verified.
  • Hold or be working towards achievement of the relevant external verifiers qualifications approved by the qualifications regulatory authorities and set out in national requirements and qualification guidance.
  • Know where and how to access specialist advice when additional technical knowledge relating to the NOS and the qualification is being assessed.

If you or other colleagues fit the criteria as set on pages 9/10 and are interested in a potential External Verifier role with the Awarding Body, please contact the UKFT Director of Skills & Training on john.west@ukft.org

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