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Social Services and Healthcare

MA Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6
Entry requirements
To undertake this award individuals must be in employment in a social
and/or health care setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week (paid or
voluntary) with a minimum of 3 months' experience. Individuals must have
a sound understanding of The National Care Standards, Scottish Social
Services Council Codes of Practice, legislation, policies and procedures
applicable to the work setting.

Selection for the course will be by application process.
Course content

This is a work-based qualification and all evidence produced must be in relation to the individual's job role and responsibility. The award is made up of 6 units, 4 of which are mandatory:

•  Support effective communication
•  Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
•  Develop your own knowledge and practice
•  Support the safeguarding of individuals
•  In addition to the above, 2 further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.

More information on the MA Social Services and Healthcare Framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) website.
Qualifications achieved
Each apprentice is required to achieve the following qualification:
Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 GH5Y 22
Core skills
Each apprentice is required to achieve the following core skills:
  • Communication SCQF Level 5
  • Working with Others SCQF Level 5
  • Problem Solving SCQF Level 5
  • Information and Communication Technology SCQF Level 4
  • Numeracy SCQF Level 4
The programmes should take 12 months to complete. Candidates will be
work-based and are reviewed by an assessor every 10-13 weeks
throughout the duration of the programme.   

Future prospects
This qualification is recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council for registration requirements.

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