Social Services & Health Care SVQ2

What is special about this course?

This flexible work-based qualification which is accredited by SQA, aims to develop the candidate’s knowledge, understanding and skills required to work successfully with the older adult. Course material will be covered in the workplace through practise, observation and the creation of a portfolio. Additional time will be spent with open learning materials while receiving support from your tutor/assessor.

This award meets registration requirements for Scottish Social Services Council for care workers.

You may also be interested in our SVQ3 Social Services and Healthcare (Adults or Children & Young People). Please see our course list for more information on these.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of 3 Standard Grades, one of which should be English. However, mature candidates with considerable experience in the sector will also be considered. You must be in full employment and working with older adults on a regular basis.

This is a work based qualification and is a requirement for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.      The qualification has 6 units to be completed of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are optional.

The mandatory units are:

  • Support effective communication. 
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals. 
  • Develop your own knowledge and practice. 
  • Support the safeguarding of individuals. 

The optional units will be chosen with you and will cover the area of care in which you work.

Candidates must be working in the health and social care sector. This is a work based qualification with assessments being carried out in the workplace

How will I study my course?

  • Work based

How long will my course last?


12 Months

or sooner if the candidate completes their portfolio before this.


Where can I study my course?

    • Employers Premises

Start date

Flexible start dates when spaces and funding are available.

Fees

Funding availability changes each year. Funding can be available from Skills Development Scotland.

Please call for up to date information.

Funding

Please call for up to date information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Social Services and Healthcare SVQ 3 SCQF level 6

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Social Services & Health Care SVQ2

To apply for this course, please contact your

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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