Health and Social Care SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

You will develop knowledge and understanding of human growth and development.

You will study through practical and classroom learning. 

On successful completion of this course you will achieve SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare


Entry requirements

  • 4 National 5s at C or above, one must be English.
  • You will be required to attend an interview and complete a short piece of written work.
  • PVG Scheme membership is required to successfully achieve target qualification, where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in key elements of the course. For further information visit our PVG webpage.

Units include:-

  • Understanding and supporting people in healthcare
  • Care principles and practice
  • Health, safety and protection
  • Communication
  • Moving and Handling
  • Understanding of Mental Health Issues
  • Coping strategies and building resistance

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

This course will be delivered by blended learning - a combination of face to face and remote learning. You will attend campus in person one day per week and you will access timetabled sessions remotely, via your computer or device, two days per week.
  • Full Time

Practical and classroom learning

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Full time 

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course builds the foundations to a career in either nursing, health or social care, eg nurse education or paramedic education.  

Is there more information available online?

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We are no longer accepting applications for 2021/22

I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College 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.