Management (SCQF level 11) SVQ

What is special about this course?

The SVQ Management SCQF Level 11 is an internationally recognised qualification aimed at practising managers who have responsibility for substantial programmes and resources, and who may be able to influence the strategic development of the organisation.

This is a work-based qualification which allows you to gain recognition for your on-the-job work experience and skills.

Special features

  • Flexible learning arrangements
  • Jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI)
  • Widely recognised and valued by employers in both the public and private sector
  • An opportunity to receive recognition for accumulated skills and experience
  • The chance to tailor a qualification to fit the job role – by choosing appropriate optional units

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry qualifications. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis
  • It is an essential requirement that you are currently working as a manager at a strategic level

Access routes


CMI - Chartered Management Institute

Year 1 - SVQ

Core modules are:

  • Lead your organisation
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for innovation and improvement
  • Manage continuous improvement

You will also choose four units from a range of optional modules to suit your current job requirements and career aspirations. Areas include: human resource and change management; promoting equality and inclusion; marketing; quality assurance; finance and resource management; operational and business process planning; and personal development and networking.

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

This course is work-based and therefore will have limited changes to the delivery for 2021-22. You will work with your assessor to develop your e-portfolio. The required work-based observations by your assessor will be conducted when it is possible and safe to do so, following Scottish Government guidance, including social distancing, most likely towards the end of the course. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff.
  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Part-time (structured)
  • This is a work-based qualification.  You will have an assessor who will carry out workplace observations. You will also attend regular meetings with your assessor either in college or at your workplace.
  • You will build an e-portfolio using the online platform 'Learning Assistant', and will be in regular communication with your assessor by email and through the online platform.

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 12-18 months

Where can I study my course?

  • Shetland UHI

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Flexible start dates are available - for information on these, and how to apply for them, please contact Shetland UHI


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Funding can be available for candidates aged 16-19 who are in full time employment from Skills Development Scotland. Further information on application. 

You may be eligible for an ILA Scotland (Individual Learning Account), which can help cover this cost. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure your ILA Scotland funding is through in time to start the course.

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in a wide range of strategic management roles in the public and private sector.

Can I progress into further study?

You may wish to progress onto a wide range of postgraduate programmes.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Management (SCQF level 11) SVQ

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2022 or Aug/Sep 2022 or Jan/Feb 2023

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.