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.
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:
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
or sooner if the candidate completes their portfolio before this.
Flexible start dates when spaces and funding are available.
Cost and funding vary. Funding can be available from Skills Development Scotland. Please call for up to date information.
Please call for up to date information.
Social Services and Healthcare SVQ 3 SCQF level 6
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