Notification of Scheduled Maintenance

We continue to work toward important upgrades to Secure Client. These will provide enhanced functionality and security. Updates are now in progress and will continue between Monday 8th February and Wednesday 3rd March 2021. During this time our systems will be unavailable. 

Critical Action Required:

If you are planning to book and run exams between the 3rd March and 10th March, inclusively, we need you to provide us with prior notice. 

Find out more


SVQ Performing Engineering Operations at SCQF Level 5

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification is a Scottish Vocational qualification (SVQ). It involves the skills and knowledge needed to do the job, ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems. SVQ's are based on National Occupational Standards, which you must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of SVQ's will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential.

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required for the qualification and/or units unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to reach the standards laid down for the qualification and/or units.

The SVQ in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) at SCQF Level 5 has been designed for learners who are either:

  • acquiring engineering competencies in a realistic, sheltered and controlled environment, these institutions could be schools, colleges, training providers, company training Centres, HM Prison Services and the MOD training workshops, to enable a safe progression into the workplace/employment
  • employed but require additional engineering competencies as part of an existing job role or to enable career progression

Assessment is carried out in the workplace, with learners gathering a portfolio of evidence to show their achievements against the National Occupational Standards.

Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner's place of work.