check our FAQ's and if you still have further questions, please contact us.

  • Candidates
  • Employers

Q: How much does it cost to do an SVQ?

A: If you are under 20 its FREE - the funding comes from Skills Development Scotland. In some cases its also FREE if you are over 20. We also provide privately funded SVQ's. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Q: Do I need to be at work to complete an SVQ?

A: Yes, as we need to observe that you are competent doing work tasks

Q: What level is right for me?

A: Contact us and we can discuss with you. However as a rule of thumb:

Level 3 is for candidates who have a supervisory role or are able to make decisions to improve service. Level 2 is for candidates who perform routine tasks e.g. serving customers, making up orders, inputting data etc.


Q: How much does it cost for an employee to do an SVQ?

A: It may be funded by SDS. in which case there are no costs. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Q: How long will it take?

A: It depends on the qualification, employee workload and motivation. Also dependant on how long an assessor can spend with an employee. A rule of thumb is 6 to 9 months.

Q: How often do assessors visit?

A: Every 2 weeks but based around business needs

Q: What does it mean for my organisation?

The qualification gets the Apprentices thinking about the importance of their job and the impact they have on others that work around them, the business and your customers. It encourages self development.









Modern apprenticeships, Scottish and National Vocational Qualifications are the national benchmarks for the work-based assessment of a candidates ability to do a specific job Organisations that have based their training on these standards have realised many benefits. A well motivated, highly trained workforce adds value to your organisation and is essential to your future growth. National vocational qualifications can deliver this kind of added value.