Social Services and Healthcare

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus, Dunfermline (Halbeath) Campus


You will undertake this qualification in your own workplace. The course is designed by the care industry for people working in a care environment. It is currently being offered to those working in hospitals, nursing homes, the community, residential homes, and any other appropriate care setting such as support workers.

The prime source of evidence must be provided from your own workplace. The qualification is delivered as part of a continuous course that can be assessed throughout the year. You will create a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you have appropriate knowledge, skills, and understanding to carry out your job competently in the workplace.

The SVQ framework is made up of mandatory and optional units:

Communicate with and complete records for individuals; Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals; Develop your knowledge and practice; Ensure your own actions support the care, protection and wellbeing of individuals; A selection of optional units can be chosen to reflect the work you undertake in your own job.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Entry subject to interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC

Start Date





at SCQF Level 6

Study Method

Part time (work based)

Course Length

1 year


Social Sciences

SCQF Level