Workplace Core Skills (3658)

Last Updated: 04 Feb 2015
Core Skills are broad, transferable skills that help learners develop the main capabilities needed to be active and responsible members of society. The Core Skills Framework is a central part of the Scottish qualifications system.

These SVQ units are usually completed alongside a full SVQ or other vocational qualification.

These units are ideal for learners on apprenticeships and other work-based programmes who need to build, or plug gaps in, their core skills profile using separately certificated workplace evidence. You can choose the right level for your experience - from new starter to managerial roles.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

There are five core skill areas:

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others.

Workplace Core Skills units are completed in a workplace, usually alongside an SVQ or other vocational qualification (VQ).

Assessment is via a portfolio of evidence.

Which level is right for me?

SCQF Level 3
You have little or no skill and experience of using core skills in a workplace setting and need support doing so. Work would be basic and familiar, for example, at trainee level.

SCQF Level 4
You have some skill and experience of using core skills in a workplace setting, for example, at assistant worker level.

SCQF Level 5
You have a reasonable level of skill and experience of using core skills in a workplace setting, for example, at intermediate or supervisor level.

SCQF Level 6
You have significant skill and experience of using core skills in a workplace setting, for example, at managerial level.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Core Skills can help you in all jobs from new starter to team leader or supervisor levels, as well as in learning and day-to-day life.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

All assessors and internal verifiers must be qualified, as well as familiar with the Core Skills framework and evidence requirements for the workplace-assessed Core Skills units.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

All assessment must be based on workplace evidence.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents session.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Multi-Level

The five core skills each cover Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels 3-6.

For a full list of units and requirements, refer to the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Core Skills can help you in all jobs from new starter to team leader or supervisor levels, as well as in learning and day-to-day life.

Workplace Core Skills (2008) (3658-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2020 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Workplace Core Skills (2008)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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