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SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF level 10

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 10

Study mode Open learning

Duration 48 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course is suitable for people who are currently employed in a management role in a care service. The course will allow students to improve their professional practice and gain a better understanding of their job role This qualification covers areas such as managing and developing yourself and your workforce within care services, leading and managing practice that promotes the safeguarding of individuals, health and safety in the work setting, and effective communication systems and practice

This SVQ has been designed to meet the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration requirements for care managers.

Your roles and responsibilities should include:

  • be responsible be responsible managing and developing yourself and your workforce
  • be responsible for the continuing professional development of yourself and others through staff development and performance development review systems
  • establish your understanding and that of others about safeguarding and what action to take in cases of actual or potential harm or abuse
  • hold overall responsibility for budgets and oversee management and deployment of staff and resources for the service that you manage
  • have overall responsibility for completing quality assurance processes for the service that you manage, for example, Care Inspectorate Annual Returns
  • have overall responsibility for health and safety in the service you manage
  • have overall responsibility for managing and developing workers within the service, for example through providing or managing the provision of supervision, performance reviews

Read more about the SCQF Level 10 Credit and Qualifications.

Writing a Personal Statement

Your Personal Statement is an important part of your application and it can help us to decide if you are suitable for the course.

To make sure that you are giving us all the information we need to consider your application fully, please include the following:

  • Your reasons for applying for this course. Why does it interest you?
  • What are your current roles and responsibilities in the workplace?
  • Your future career plans – how will this course help you to reach your goals?

You should check that the statement is written clearly, and using appropriate language. It’s a good idea to ask someone to proofread the statement before sending it.

Fees

You may be eligible to apply for a part-time fee grant through SAAS. Please check the link below for further information:

Part-time Funding Guide - SAAS

What you will learn

The course contains 4 mandatory units.

  • Manage and Develop Yourself and Your Workforce within the Care Service
  • Lead and Manage Practice that Promotes the Safeguarding of Individuals
  • Lead and Manage Practice for Health and Safety in the Work Setting
  • Lead and Manage Effective Communication Systems and Practice

You will also have to select 4 optional units, more information about these units can be found in the SQA document.

How the course is assessed

  • This is a work-based qualification, you will be allocated an assessor who will work with you to gather evidence demonstrating you meet the required standards.

Number of days per week

  • Flexible learning.
  • Regular 1-1 meetings with your workplace assessor, at your workplace, at a college campus or online.

Entry requirements

  • Currently employed in a management role within the health and social care sector.
  • Please contact SVQCARE@edinburghcollege.ac.uk if you have any questions about entry requirements.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • There is some overlap of Units between the different levels of SVQ, allowing candidates to progress to other Management SVQs as their job role develops or changes.

Career options

  • Management role within the care sector
  • Registration with the SSSC

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Open learning 26/08/24 47 Weeks

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