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?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

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

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

September and February 

Fees

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

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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Apply for Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 7

I want to start in 2021/22

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.