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SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 7

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Open learning

Duration 48 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed in the health and social care sector in a practitioner or a key worker role (these roles may include elements of supervision but are not exclusively supervisory). SVQs are work-based qualifications that assess the skills and knowledge people need to perform their job role effectively. You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you to gather evidence demonstrating you meet the required standards. This qualification will enable the student to register with the SSSC.

In your current job role, you should be involved in:

  • Promote effective communication within the service.
  • Promote the health, safety and security of self and others that you are responsible for within the service, for example, monitoring and maintaining health, safety and security, promoting working practices that are safe, healthy and secure, and minimising risks arising from emergencies.
  • Develop your practice within the service setting, for example, reflect on your practice in the workplace and take action to enhance your practice by using development opportunities.
  • Promote the safeguarding of individuals, for example, establish your understanding about safeguarding and what you must do in cases of actual or potential harm or abuse

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?

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:

  • Promote effective communication
  • Promote health, safety and security in the work setting
  • Develop your practice through reflection and learning
  • Promote the safeguarding of Individuals

You will also select two optional units that relate to your current practice.

More information on this qualification can be found on the SQA website.

How the course is assessed

  • The course is assessed holistically by reflective accounts, observations, tasks and questions.

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 as a practitioner or key worker in 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

  • PDA in supervision, SVQ SCQF 8, LMC – dependant on work role.

Career options

  • This qualification will enable the candidate to access a broad range of career opportunities throughout the health and social care sector.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Open learning 26/08/24 48 Weeks

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