Social Services and Healthcare SVQ3 SCQF Level 7

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 portfolio 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 protecting and promoting the wellbeing of individuals you support.  

Entry requirements

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

Subjects may include:

  • Promote health, safety and security in the workplace.
  • Develop practice through reflection.
  • Promote the safeguarding of individuals

Social Services and Healthcare SCQF 7 is a registerable qualification with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC),

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Flexible
  • Work based

Tutor and assessor support

How long will my course last?

16 Months

12-16 months

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    September and February 


    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)



    Full-time SVQ 3 Care courses 



    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full-time SVQ 3 Care courses 


    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time SVQ 3 Care courses


     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?

    There are several Professional Development Awards which are recognised by the SSSC for Continuing Professional Development as well as giving you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills. 

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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.