EAL Level 3 SVQ in Rail Engineering: Electrification Construction Maintenance at SCQF Level 6
In order to achieve the EAL Level 3 SVQ in Rail Engineering: Electrification Construction Maintenance at SCQF Level 6 the learner must attain the specified number of units as detailed within the qualification structure. The overall grading type for this qualification is Pass/Fail. Units will be assessed and endorsed against the learners chosen discipline.
Learners will be required to create a Portfolio of Evidence to prove their competence in the workplace. Learners should therefore select the unit that reflects the job they carry out in the workplace to be able to get the required workplace evidence.
Learners will be assessed in relation to their chosen discipline and endorsed accordingly. The endorsement will be printed on the certificate to show future employers which discipline was covered during their assessment.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Learners must have been initially assessed to ensure they have both the potential and opportunity to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the qualification units and gain evidence from the workplace.
16 is the minimum age limit required by learners to undertake the SVQ units unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the criteria set out in the units.
The Level 3 units have been designed to cover those learners who are either:
• Individuals need to acquire Rail Engineering: Electrification Construction Maintenance for the rail engineering sectors.
• Individuals employed in the Rail Engineering: Electrification Construction Maintenance for the rail engineering sectors but require additional competencies as part of an existing job role or to enable career progression.
The SVQ units have been specifically developed to cover a wide range of activities.
The evidence produced for the units will, therefore, depend on the learner’s choice of “bulleted items” listed in the unit performance criteria. Where the performance criteria gives a choice of bulleted items (for example ‘any three from five’), assessors should note that learners do not need to provide evidence of the other items to complete the unit (in this example above, two items) particularly where these additional items may relate to other activities or methods that are not part of the learners’ normal workplace activity or area of expertise.
Where opportunities for evidence collection are not available at the workplace, simulation is permitted, in accordance with the criteria listed in section 6.3 in the Qualification Manual.