Level 3 SVQ in Rail Engineering: Permanent Way Installation and Maintenance (SCQF)
This qualification is a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ). It involves the skills and knowledge needed to work within Rail Engineering Permanent Way Installation and Maintenance at SCQF Level 6, including the ability to organise work of self and others and identify and prevent problems.
SVQs are based on national occupational standards, which the candidate must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of SVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential.
Assessment is open to any candidate who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.
Individuals who work in the rail engineering industry and need recognition of their competence in permanent way installation and maintenance and also need a nationally recognised qualification at SCQF level 6.
Individuals who wish to complete a L3 Modern Apprenticeship in rail engineering permanent way installation and maintenance.
Those who are new to railway engineering permanent way installation and maintenance but are looking for a career change and wish to develop new skills within the rail engineering industry.
The qualification is assessed by: portfolio of assessment verbal/written questioning witness testimony assessor observations. Performance evidence must be the main form of evidence gathered. In order to demonstrate consistent competent performance for a unit, a minimum of three different examples of performance of the unit activity will be required. It is recommended that where possible evidence is gathered holistically and that the assessment evidence for the mandatory units is gathered during the performance of the optional units. Evidence should be obtained as a whole where practically possible, since competent performance in the optional assessment routes is often dependent on competence in the mandatory assessment routes. Learners are not required to complete an exam for this qualification.
This is a competence based qualification in which the evidence put forward by the candidate can only be regarded as valid, reliable, sufficient and authentic if demonstrated in a real working environment, where work activities or work outcomes assessed are the candidate.