SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare

What is special about this course?

The SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare is the replacement qualification for the SVQ 3 Health and Social Care.

It is designed for students who want to work in the Social Care sector, specialising in the care of adults. Work settings could include residential care for the elderly, working in the community, learning disability services, mental health, care at home etc.

Entry requirements

SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare


SVQ 2 Health and Social Care


NC Care

The Level 3 SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 7 consists of 4 mandatory Units and 4 optional Units.

How will I study my course?

    Students will have the support of a tutor who will attend their workplace to observe their practice. They will also have the opportunity to meet with their tutor away from their workplace who will assist them in the completion of their portfolio of evidence and support with underpinning knowledge.

    How long will my course last?

    1.5 Years

    Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    Please contact your local Argyll College centre for start dates.


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


    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Students can progress from the Level 3 SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 7 to other appropriate SVQs up to and including level 4. Students may transfer across to the children and young people sector by undertaking some additional units in SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People).The progression route for each student will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.

    Is there more information available online?

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    Apply for SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare

    To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll 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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