SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This award meets the registration requirements for the Scottish Social Services Council for Care Workers. The SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a care setting.

This SVQ Level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare is work-based and has a structured, but flexible delivery. Students are assessed in the workplace to allow them to demonstrate their competence.


Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment full or part-time, voluntary or paid, in social services and healthcare
  • Work in a care setting at a support level for a minimum of 3 months
  • Demonstrate your ability to write at SCQF level 5 or above with appropriate literacy skills
  • Full-time students: successful completion of the NC Child, Health and Social Care or relevant work experience

This SVQ can be studied as a full-time student, where you will undertake four days equivalent work placement, preparing you for a career in a health or social care setting, plus attendance at College for local support.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Work based

This is a work-based award and you will study from your workplace.  You will be assigned an assessor from our Thurso or Alness campuses.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year



Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Work Based

Start date

  • Full-time: Intake in September each year
  • Part-time: Intakes in September and January each year


For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.


  • Full-time: students should apply for full-time bursary funding
  • The College has a limited number of Modern Apprenticeships available for this award

What can I do on completion of my course?

This award meets registration requirements for the Scottish Social Services Council for social care workers.

On successful completion of level 2, in addition to your enhanced employment opportunities, you may be able to move on to:

  • Other relevant courses such as SVQ Level 3 Social Services & Healthcare (Adults) or (Children and Young People)
  • NQ Health and Social Care
  • HNC Social Services
  • PDA Health & Social Care Administration of Medicine
  • PDA Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice

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Apply for SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. UHI North Highland 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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