Social Services & Healthcare (SCQF Level 6) SVQ

What is special about this course?

This SVQ allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work. This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council: Skills for Care and Development to ensure relevance to the sector. This SVQ is suitable for individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification. The target audience for the SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 are people who are support workers in care services for adults. It is a requirement by the SSSC that everyone employed in this capacity should be working towards achievement of this qualification.

Entry requirements

Entry is at the discretion of the college.

Candidates must be based in a workplace working at support worker level.

The course consists of 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units.


Mandatory units:

• Support Effective Communication

• Support the Health and Safety of Yourself and Individuals

• Develop Your Own Knowledge and Practice

• Support the Safeguarding of Individuals

How will I study my course?

  • Work based

How long will my course last?

16 months maximum

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

Variable start dates. Please contact UHI Moray for more information on start dates.


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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Competence based award to meet SSSC requirements.

Candidates can progress to other appropriate SVQs.

The progression route for each candidate will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.