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Job roles at SCQF Level 2 are likely to require the completion of a few limited tasks under close supervision. They will be undertaken in familiar and routine contexts. The job role may involve tasks which support or contribute to the work of other employees. The job holder should be able to follow rehearsed routines with support. It is likely that prompting is required to carry out allocated tasks, either as an individual or part of a team.


Representative Competencies of Job Holders at SCQF Level 2

Scope of Work Carries out a limited range of very familiar tasks in everyday context with guidance.
Degree of Autonomy Works on simple routine, familiar tasks under close supervision.
Processes Uses rehearsed stages for problem solving in everyday contexts and takes some account, with prompting, of the identified consequences of action.
Contribution to Quality Identifies some strengths and/or weaknesses of the work given very simple criteria.
Skills Uses very simple core skills and work-related skills; uses basic skills and materials to carry out a limited range of very simple tasks and to process data and access information; transfers skills from task to task with prompting.
Knowledge Draws on basic general knowledge.
Personal Development Identifies some personal strengths and weaknesses with prompting.

Representative responsibilities

Jobs at this level will involve carrying out very simple and familiar tasks in everyday contexts with prompting. Work will be limited, with frequent directive supervision. The scope for organising or negotiating work will be very limited and the timescales affecting tasks to be completed will be very short-term.

Representative tasks and duties

These may include:

  •  carrying out limited manual tasks which may have an administrative element
  •  following very simple and immediate procedures with prompting to ensure that routine supplies or resources are available to meet requirements
  • assisting colleagues with prompting
  • following clearly defined procedures to complete simple tasks
  • communicating routine messages in an appropriate manner in response to internal and external service users


Knowledge and skills

Jobs at this level will require the ability to use very simple communication, numeracy and/or ICT skills with assistance. The ability to follow procedures and to work safely, responsibly and carefully may be important. Prompting will be required.


Examples of Qualifications at Level 2

National 2 (Nat2), Access 2, and a range of other courses available in the workplace and community (see SCQF Database)


Does this describe your abilities / job role?

This does not have to be an exact match in all areas, but the best description for the key aspects of your job role.

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This will help you attract the widest possible range of applicants who may have a wealth of skills and experience at this level but not necessarily have the qualifications.



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