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Scottish Prison Service Polmont 7 th March 2008 SVQ Laundry Operations level 2 Archie Kerr EV.

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2 Scottish Prison Service Polmont 7 th March 2008 SVQ Laundry Operations level 2 Archie Kerr EV

3 SPS Approved Centres to Deliver Award  Edinburgh Training Centre19/02/07  Cornton Training Centre20/03/07  Dumfries Training Centre27/03/07  Greenock Training Centre14/06/07  Shotts Training Centre24/10/07  Aberdeen Training Centre08/01/08  Open Estate04/03/08?  Clackmannan Training Centre19/03/08?  How many Candidates do we have?

4 Approved Centres to Deliver Award Overseas  Wheatfield Training Centre14/03/07  Limerick Training Centre23/02/08?  How many Candidates do we have?

5 What qualifications are available for prisoners?  SVQ Laundry Operations level 2

6 Laundry Operations  The award contains both mandatory and optional units, which the candidate in consultation with the supervisor or manager agree on.  They are all practical work based units and are assessed in the laundry premises.

7 Laundry Operations The candidate has to achieve a total of 5 units, 3 of which are mandatory to gain the award. These are: Health, Safety & Security at Work Sorting items & make up loads for cleaning Inspect & prepare laundered & cleaned items for dispatch

8 Laundry Operations There are 2 optional groups of units, which the candidate chooses 1 from each group Option group 1 (choose 1) Carry out the wash process ( extractor) This is the only option for prisons Clean items by continuous batch washing process Process cabinet roller towels in one stage

9 Laundry Operations Option group 2 (choose 1) Tumble dry items Press & finish items following laundry Process flat work through calenders Dry-finish & inspect garments using a tunnel finisher Form finish & inspect garments using steam/air

10 Laundry Operations What work is involved? All SVQ`s are worked based There are NO written exams They gather the evidence they require for each unit in the normal day to day work process They work through an approved SQA training support pack and gain evidence and knowledge requirments

11 Laundry Operations How are they assessed? All assessments are carried out in the laundry by trained assessors, your supervisors. There is no fail, they are assessed as to their competency in the unit and help to do this is given by their assessor or supervisor. They agree with the assessor when they are ready for assessment

12 Laundry Operations What will they achieve?  Recognition for the work they do in the laundry  An internationally recognised award  Meet the requirements for the hygiene, cleanliness and infection control of the linen leaving the laundry  A guaranteed interview on release

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