Healthcare Support - Clinical (SCQF Level 7) SVQ

What is special about this course?

Scottish Vocational Qualifications combine work with study, so you can earn while you learn. It is an exciting way of gaining a recognised qualification that will help to start your career without having to study full time. 

As a Healthcare Support Worker in the healthcare industry you could be involved in a range of tasks from preparing medical devices, endoscopic procedures, recording patient vital signs, applying dressings, obtaining blood samples, and more. 

By studying this course you will be able to formally demonstrate and gain recognition of your competence and knowledge.  

Working with experienced colleagues and with the support of a dedicated assessor you will gather examples of everyday tasks and build an e-portfolio of evidence. 

We can tailor the frameworks to fit different job roles ensuring that you will be highly qualified and skilled.

Entry requirements

You should be in a job role where you are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow you to gather the required evidence to achieve the qualification.

You should already have a valid PVG Scheme membership through your workplace before commencing this course.

Course content:
You will study three mandatory units listed below along with five other units of your choice.

  • Promote Effective Communication in a Healthcare Environment 
  • Maintain Health, Safety and Security Practices within a Health Setting 
  • Develop Your Practice through Reflection and Learning

The key element of the SVQ is to build a portfolio of evidence from your practice in your workplace.


You will require a computer or similar device to access your e-portfolio.

How will I study my course?

  • Flexible
  • Work based

This course is work based where you will train towards a nationally recognised qualification while working as an employee, with support from UHI Moray.

How long will my course last?

18 months maximum

This course can be studied as a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ). The key element of an SVQ programme is work-based units combined.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



If studying the Modern Apprenticeship route, in most cases course fees will be covered.

If studying the SVQ route, there are funding options available which vary depending on your specific circumstances. Please contact your training provider for further information.

You can also refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.  


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding  section for more information.

Additional costs

There are funding options available for SVQ courses which vary depending on your specific circumstances.

You can also refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.  

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may:

  • Apply for a job role at a higher grade.
  • Progress onto further study at Higher Education level.

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