Care Services Leadership and Management

South Lanarkshire College


The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 4) in Care Services Leadership and Management at SCQF level 10 recognises the knowledge and skills required from candidates working in management within the care sector.

It has been designed to provide a robust and certificated qualification which equips individuals with a range of knowledge, skills and values to enable them to take on the leadership and management challenges facing care services today.

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 registration requirements for care managers.

Entry Requirements

SVQ Social Services and Health Care at SCQF Level 7. Working in a managerial role within the care service. Entry subject to interview and entry test.

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

Further progression within management in Health and Social care services.

Start Date





at SCQF Level 10

Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


Social Services and Care

SCQF Level