Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 SVQ

What is special about this course?

The SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 is mandatory for those employed in senior and/or management positions within the adult care sector. It is a requirement of the Scottish Social Servicies Council that people involved in adult care at a senior level have achieved, or are working towards, this qualification.

Special features

  • This course will develop the skills and knowledge you have gained working in a care setting
  • It is a recognised qualification in the sector
  • You will undertake this qualification in your place of employment
  • You will gain experience and knowledge of presenting written evidence in a portfolio

Entry requirements

  • SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 7
  • For information on the SVQ3 Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 7, please contact the college at which you wish to study

Year 1 - SVQ

Mandatory subjects include:

  • Continuing professional development of self and others
  • Develop and maintain healthy and safe practices in the workplace
  • Promote and maintain effective systems for communication
  • Promote the well-being and protection of all individuals

You will also study four optional units.

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

This course is work-based and therefore will have limited changes to the delivery for 2020-21. You will work with your assessor to develop your e-portfolio. You will also have an online induction at the start of the course. 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. It will be possible to extend the length of the course to accommodate this element. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff.
  • Part-time (structured)
  • This course is work based
  • You will be assessed in the workplace and will be allocated an assessor

How long will my course last?


  • Part-time: 18 months

Where can I study my course?

  • Argyll College UHI
  • Inverness College UHI
  • Lews Castle College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • North Highland College UHI
  • Orkney College UHI - September start only
  • Perth College UHI
  • Shetland College UHI
  • West Highland College UHI

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Other start dates may be available in some locations. For information on other start dates, and how to apply for them, please contact the campus you wish to study with.

Fees

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

Funding

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

What can I do on completion of my course?

This SCQF Level 9 qualification meets SSSC registration requirements for managers.

Can I progress into further study?

Following successful completion of the SVQ, you may wish to consider applying to a relevant degree programme offered by the university, such as  BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 SVQ

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.