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SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 9

Study mode Open learning

Duration 48 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

The SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF level 9 (SVQ 4) is a candidate-led program, leading to a qualification which will enable them to register with the SSSC as a manager if they also have the appropriate leadership qualification. This course supports candidates in building a portfolio of evidence demonstrating they have the knowledge, skills and values required to meet the industry-specified standards. Throughout this process, they will be individually supported by an experienced assessor.

Your roles and responsibilities should include:

  • Be responsible for meeting regulatory requirements, evidence gathering, identification of gaps and acting to meet requirements
  • Be responsible for leading the planning process for care or support plans
  • Be responsible for the continuing professional development of yourself and others through staff development and performance development review systems
  • Establish your own understanding and that of others about safeguarding and what action to take in cases of actual or potential harm or abuse
  • Have overall responsibility for managing and developing workers within the service, for example through providing or managing the provision of supervision, performance reviews

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:

  • Please identify who your current employer is and outline 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.

Part-time Funding Guide - SAAS

What you will learn

The course contains 4 mandatory units:

  • Maintain effective communication systems and practice
  • Lead practice for health and safety in the work setting
  • Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of yourself and others
  • Lead practice that promotes the safeguarding of individuals

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

Further information on the qualifications and units can be found on the SQA website.

Number of days per week

  • Flexible learning, with a minimum commitment of 3 hours per week.
  • Regular 1-1 meetings with your workplace assessor, at your workplace, at a college campus or online.

Entry requirements

  • Currently employed in a leadership 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

Candidates can progress from the Level 4 SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 9 to other appropriate awards. Candidates may transfer across to the children and young people sector by undertaking some additional units in SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People). The progression route for each candidate will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.

Career options

  • Management role within the care sector.

Study Options

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

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