SVQ Level 2 Social Services and Healthcare

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 six units, four of which are mandatory. 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. In addition to the above, two further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.

Entry Requirements

To undertake this award applicants 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 interview.

Method of Assessment

Continuous assessment/e-portfolio.

Future Prospects

Recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for registration requirements.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date


  • SCQF Level


  • Duration


  • Subject Area

    Health & Social Care

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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