8. What does ‘Level 3’ mean in the SVQ qualification?

Level 3 corresponds to the level of experience and responsibility the trainee will have upon completion of the traineeship experience. According to the Scottish Qualifications Authority, this generally corresponds to an HNC level qualification in further education. Within the museums sector, it will correspond to an advanced entry level. Higher level SVQs (levels 4 and 5), correspond to middle management and senior-level management roles. Plans to create higher-level SVQs is in the long-term strategy of the 5-year Skills Development Plan, currently under development.