Health and Social Care (Adults) 2 Yr SVQ3

What is special about this course?

The SVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults) at SCQF level 7 qualification is mandatory for those people who are employed in the health and social care sector in a supervisory role. The qualification is work based and has a structured, but flexible, delivery.

The aims of this course is to credit candidates with the competence gained in the workplace and to allow them to register as practitioners with the Scottish Social Services Council.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course

Four mandatory units are -

  • Promote effective communication with, for and about individuals
  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the working environment
  • Reflect on and develop your practice
  • Promote choice, well-being and the protection of all individuals

You must complete four Optional Units from across a specific or generic list.


  • Current or previous experience working in a care setting OR
  • be willing to attend placement
  • SVQ 2 Health and Social Care would be advantageous.

How will I study my course?

  • Work based

This is a work based qualification where candidates are continually assessed carrying out the tasks for the job.

You are required to build a portfolio of evidence to prove competence.

You are provided with underpinning knowledge from the college by way of handouts, project materials and some open learning materials.

How long will my course last?

18 Months

18 months

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


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


What can I do on completion of my course?

course progression info

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Health and Social Care (Adults) 2 Yr SVQ3

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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