Presentation on theme: "Improve update for SQA centres 21/3/2013. SVQ agenda for today Overview of the review and consultation Introduction to the new SVQs Key changes made to."— Presentation transcript:
Improve update for SQA centres 21/3/2013
SVQ agenda for today Overview of the review and consultation Introduction to the new SVQs Key changes made to the SVQs and to the Assessment Strategy Offering the right SVQ to employers
Outcomes of Review 2012 Extensive consultation with stakeholders in 2012 SVQ take up increasing – retain for sector Generally SVQs work well but need to be updated Confusion about purposes of each SVQ Too much duplication and inappropriate units Level 1 not used
Goodbye Food Manufacture! Level 1 (closed for registrations Dec 2012) Level 2 last registrations on 31 March 2013 Level 3 last registrations on 31 March 2013 New SVQs Operational 1 April 2013
Welcome new SVQs in Food and Drink Operations! New title for the suite - not just manufacturing Rationalised/merged some SVQs –Production and Processing Level 2 –Food and Drink Operations Level 3 –New title for Food Manufacturing Excellence Introduced new sub-sector SVQs –Eg Level 2 Dairy and Fresh Produce No Level 1 SVQ Added underpinning knowledge units to structures
Welcome new SVQs in Food and Drink Operations! Name the new SVQs Challenge!
Level 2 SVQs in Food and Drink Operations Craft Bakery Skills Meat and Poultry Skills Dairy Skills Fresh Produce Skills Production and Processing Skills Distribution Skills Food Sales and Service Skills Livestock Market Droving Skills Fish and Shellfish Processing Skills Food Manufacturing Excellence
Level 3 SVQs in Food and Drink Operations Bakery Skills Meat and Poultry Skills Supply Chain Skills Food and Drink Operations Food Manufacturing Excellence Structures and Assessment Strategy in packs or at documents-scotland
SVQ structures Mandatory units – most are common to each level Sector specific units General units Underpinning knowledge units
Food Manufacturing Excellence Structure differs from operational SVQs Lean /excellence /sustainability /business improvement agenda key to the sector Significant business benefits for providers and companies delivering the qualifications
Assessment Strategy Key changes: No Realistic Work Environments for SVQ assessment – previously allowed for Level 1 only Section 5 – employer based evidence flexibilities Additional Annex for Animal Welfare qualifications
Implementing the new SVQs Importance of choosing the right SVQ –choice for employers and learners –sector specific skills and knowledge units Food Manufacturing Excellence –barriers to implementing FME in Scotland? –how can Improve help?
Protecting Animal Welfare at Time of Killing (PATK) SQA and Improve have developed a competence based qualification to comply with requirements of EU Regulations covering Animal Welfare Scottish Government, Defra and devolved nation authorities are finalising the implementation arrangements Food Standards Agency will issue Certificates of Competence (the Licences) not same as qualification Improve and Animal Welfare Team will host workshops specific to PATK later in 2013