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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 Management at SCQF level 7 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.


This qualification is jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI)

Start Date:  Flexible
Time: N/A
Duration: 1 year  






  • west lothian college

    What the course includes

    SVQs in Management are designed to equip those working as first line managers, section managers, assistant managers, trainee managers, senior supervisors, and those working in a range of other management positions to demonstrate competence in their job role.

    Mandatory units cover

    • Developing knowledge, skills and competence
    • Leading teams
    • Managing performance
    • Workplace health and safety


    There are a wide range of optional units including

    • Operational planning
    • Managing change
    • Project management
    • Recruiting
    • Supporting learning and development
    • Resource management, and
    • Communication

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.

Candidates who are registered for SVQ in Management at SCQF level 7 (GM26 23) are able to take advantage of 12 months free studying membership of CMI.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be in a workplace where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although a minimum of six months experience in this sector is required.

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

  • ESOL National 3

    Where it leads

    This SVQ in Management at SCQF level 7 could provide progression to:

    • a Diploma in Management and Leadership at SCQF level 8 or a related area
    • a range of PDAs in Management from SCQF level 8 and above
    • an SVQ in Management at SCQF level 9
    • employment across many sectors in a middle management role


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

This course can also be delivered under the Business Administration Modern Apprenticeship framework.

To find out more about a Modern Apprentice opportunity, please contact or by calling 01506 427538

Fees, Finance and Funding

PFG funding is available for this course. Find out more by visiting our student funding page

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