SVQ Level 4 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 eight units, four of which are mandatory: Maintain effective communication systems and practice; Lead practice for health and safety in the work setting; Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of yourself and others: Lead practice that promotes the safeguarding of individuals. In addition to the above four further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.

Entry Requirements

Designed for people who are working in a management/supervisory role within a care service. Individuals must be in employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 1 years experience. The course will provide evidence of an individual's competency in all aspects of managing/supervising adult services. Individual must have a sound understanding of The National Care Standards, Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice, Guidance and Frameworks, legislation and work place policies and procedures. This award is specifically targeted at the following group of workers: Manager of a Care Home Service for Adults; Manager of an adult day care service; Manager of a housing support service; Manager of a care at home service for adults. Selection for the course will be by interview.

Method of Assessment

Continuous/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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