Increase in people taking SVQs

The number of people working in social services who are taking SVQs increased between 2014/15 and 2015/16 according to our latest data report. We published the report SVQs in the Scottish ... Continue Reading →

Supporting people on SVQs – a new research report

We have published a research report into the effectiveness of different methods and approaches of supporting staff to gain the required underpinning knowledge to complete SVQs Social ... Continue Reading →

Standard for Residential Child Care and RPL arrangements published

We have published the Standard for Residential Child Care with a foreword from Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald MSP. In his foreword he says: ‘The challenges ... Continue Reading →

Changes to SVQ qualification titles

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has introduced a titling change to Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ). Changes to titles began on 1 September 2016, however it is important ... Continue Reading →

Can you help evaluate mobile technology for remote assessment?

We are looking for two organisations who have Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) candidates to help us evaluate mobile technology designed for remote assessments of SVQs. SVQs ... Continue Reading →

A day to celebrate success at KEY and Community Lifestyles

For some years now KEY and Community Lifestyles have marked the achievements of their staff who have successfully completed their SVQ, PDA and Internal Assessor/Verifier qualifications ... Continue Reading →

New technical and professional apprenticeship career skills apps now available

We’ve produced two apps to help you with career skills for the higher level (technical and professional) apprenticeships. Technical Apprenticeship Career Skills: Social Services (Children ... Continue Reading →

New professional apprenticeship SVQ 4 Care Services Leadership and Management

A new professional apprenticeship at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 10, which incorporates the revised SVQ4 Care Services Leadership and Management, has ... Continue Reading →

SVQs are changing – understanding the title is vital

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is planning to make changes to the titles of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). SQA Accreditation, which is part of the SQA, quality ... Continue Reading →

KEY and Community Lifestyles SVQ awards presentation

KEY Community Supports and Community Lifestyles recently held their eighth annual SVQ awards presentation at their new offices in Glasgow. Ninety staff gained a range of qualifications ... Continue Reading →