Social Services and Healthcare SVQ 4

What is special about this course?

The SCQF level 9 SVQ social services and healthcare is mandatory for those employed in senior and/or management positions within the adult care sector. It is a requirement of 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 Health and Social Care
  • For information on the SVQ3 Health & Social Care please contact the college at which you wish to study.

Year 1 - SVQ 4

Mandatory subjects include:

  • Develop and maintain healthy and safe practices in the workplace.
  • Continuing professional development of self and others
  • 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?

  • 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


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

The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

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 programmes offered by the university e.g. BA (Hons) Health Studies

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Social Services and Healthcare SVQ 4

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2019 or Aug/Sep 2019 or Jan/Feb 2020

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI 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 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.

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