Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This is a work-based qualification allowing you to gain recognition for the experience and skills you have gained in the workplace.

You will develop a portfoliio of evidence which matches your skills and knowledge against nationally agreed standards for care.

It will develop core and essential skills, such as communication, as well as the specific vocational competencies needed in the workplace such as promoting, monitoring and maintaining health and safety.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be working in a care setting. This course is not suitable for school leavers.

Subjects may include:

  • Care: values and principles 
  • Stress and stress management
  • Human development
  • Understanding mental health and mental illness 

How will I study my course?

  • Flexible
  • Work based

How long will my course last?

12 Months

9-12 months 

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    September and February 


    A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

    Scottish students

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



    SVQ 2 (studied part time)



    Rest of UK and International students 

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


    SVQ 2 (studied part time)


    Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    • Progression to Social Services and Healthcare SCQF 7 or HNC Social Services may be possible
    • Employment in care home services for adults; housing support worker.

    Is there more information available online?

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