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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)


The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Learning & Development at SCQF level 8 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

These qualifications have been designed in partnership with industry and SQA to ensure relevance to the sector.
Upon successful completion, learners will gain an international recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

Start Date:  Flexible
Duration: 1 Year  
Cost: £900





  • What the course includes

    SVQs in learning and development are designed to equip those working in a training and learning and development role with individuals and groups of learners to demonstrate competence in their job role.

    Mandatory units cover

    • Planning and preparing learning and development
    • Engaging and supporting learners
    • Reflecting on own skills and practice


    The optional units include

    • Managing learning and development in groups
    • Facilitating individual learning and development
    • Identifying development needs
    • Developing and preparing resources, and
    • Evaluating learning and development sessions

Why study this course?

As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.

You will be assigned a highly experienced assessor to work with you on an individual basis. This assessor will support you build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your knowledge and competence in this sector.

Entry Requirements

  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification.
  • Candidates must be in a workplace where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where can this course take me?

    SVQs in Learning and Development could provide progression to higher-level SVQs as your job role develops and changes

    The level 8 award could provide progression to a higher level SVQ in Learning and Development or  in management.


Please contact the Workforce Development department who will assess suitability of this qualification based on job role and experience at or by calling 01506 427538

Fees, Finance and Funding

What options do I have for paying my course fees?

West Lothian College accept payment in full for all part time courses by Cash, Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.


West Lothian College have put in place an option for students to pay their course fees by instalments. This can be discussed with our Student Advice team at the time of your enrolment, and they will explain all the options and terms and conditions to you.


If you have any further questions or queries please contact Student Advice by email on


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