Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) are accredited on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework. The Improve SVQs in Food and Drink Operations confirm competence in the workplace.
The qualifications, previously known as SVQs in Food Manufacture were renamed after being updated to reflect the very latest industry working practices ready for launch in April 2013.
The new SVQs are based on units of competence combining the occupational skills or knowledge needed to carry out specific job roles. Learners will accumulate credits for units completed as they work towards a full qualification.
The wide choice of pathways, allows learners to select a qualification relevant to their role and the type of business they work in. The new SVQs in Food and Drink Operations pathways are flexible enough to be as relevant to small craft based companies as they are to large scale automated production companies.
The new SVQs in Food and Drink Operations were designed in consultation with employers to ensure they cover the best current sector practices. SVQs are key to raising skills and knowledge in the industry, enabling staff to improve their performance and increase productivity.
A document showing the structure of the updated SVQs in Food and Drink Operations is available in the Qualifications document download section of this website.
The assessment strategy for Scottish Vocational Qualifications has also been updated and now benefits from more flexible assessment arrangements including increased opportunities to utilise evidence from the workplace.