Social Services and Healthcare

Inverness College UHI


Inverness Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 is mandatory for those employed in senior and/or management positions within the adult care sector. It is a requirement of the Scottish Social Servicies Council that people involved in adult care at a senior level have achieved, or are working towards, this qualification.

Mandatory subjects include:
Continuing professional development of self and others; Develop and maintain healthy and safe practices in the workplace; Promote and maintain effective systems for communication; Promote the well-being and protection of all individuals. You will also study four optional units.

Entry Requirements

SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7

Progression Routes

Following successful completion of the SVQ, you may wish to consider applying to a relevant degree programme offered by the university, such as BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies.

Start Date

September, January




at SCQF Level 9

Study Method

Part time (work based)

Course Length

18 months


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level