Social Services and Healthcare 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 


    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 3



    Rest of UK and International students 

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


    SVQ 3  


    Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    Additional costs

    • Course costs: £2643.14

    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. 

    Is there more information available online?

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