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Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)

What is an SVQ?

A Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ), is a certificate of vocational education in Scotland. SVQs are available to people of all ages.
SVQs are offered to individuals already in employment that are aspiring to upskill or gain industry recognised qualifications.

What are the benefits to your organisation of having an employee study an SVQ?

SVQs will improve staff morale and quality of service whilst retaining talent
and reducing your recruitment costs
SVQs will provide an opportunity for your staff to develop and access qualifications based on experiences and skill levels
Your employees will gain a sense of recognition for their work therefore enhancing self-esteem and confidence, creating employee loyalty

What SVQ’s can West Lothian College Offer?

We offer SVQs within the following areas:

  • Social Services - Children & Young People
  • Social Services - Playwork
  • Social Services - Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Professional Cookery 
  • Business Administration 
  • Customer Service
  • Management 
  • Retail 
  • Procurement 
  • Automotive

Other areas may be available upon request

Interested and want to hear more?

Then please contact the Workforce Development department at or by calling 01506 427538