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 agreeds 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?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

This is a work-based programme. It will be delivered online.
  • Flexible
  • Work based

How long will my course last?

12 Months

9-12 months 

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

September and February 


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

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 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.