Social Services and Healthcare SVQ2

What is special about this course?

The SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare is the replacement qualification for the SVQ 2 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

Part time students must be working or volunteering in a care setting.

This course consists of four mandatory and two optional units.


How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

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?


Delivered over approximately one and a half years, depending on the start date.

Where can I study my course?


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

Students may be able to progress to SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare SCQF level 7 depending on their job role.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for SVQ in Health and Social Care

I want to start in JAN 2021

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