Social Services and Healthcare SVQ3

What is special about this course?

Workplace assessments allow candidates to gain recognition for experience and workplace practice. Candidates develop a portfolio of evidence which enables them to match their skills and knowledge to nationally agreed standards for care.

Candidates will use an electronic portfolio to gather the practice and knowledge required to fulfil the occuational standards for the course. 

Entry requirements

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

Subjects may include:

  • promote, monitor and maintain health and safety
  • reflect and develop your practice
  • promote effective communication
  • promote health, safety and security in a work setting
  • develop practice through reflection and learning
  • promote the safeguarding of individuals

How will I study my course?

  • Flexible
  • Work based

Tutor and assessor support

How long will my course last?

18 Months

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

Flexible start dates throughout the year


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Enhanced career prospects
  • Meet Scottish Social Services Council requirements for registration
  • Progression to HNC Social Care may be possible

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Social Services and Healthcare SVQ3

I want to start in 2019/20

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.

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