Social Services and Healthcare (Adults)

North Highland College UHI


Thurso Campus, Alness Campus


This award meets registration requirements for Scottish Social Services Council for Care Workers. The SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare (Adults) helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a Care setting.

This SVQ 3 in Social Services and Healthcare (Adults) is work-based and has a structured, but flexible, delivery. Students are assessed in the workplace to allow you to demonstrate your competence.

You will be assessed in the workplace and will be allocated an assessor who will mentor you and assist you to prepare your portfolio of evidence. Drop in sessions in Alness and Thurso are also available to help you gather evidence and prepare your portfolio. You are strongly encouraged to attend these.

Entry Requirements

You should hold the SVQ at SCQF Level 6 qualification and work in social services and healthcare at supervisory or managerial level.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC, PDA or Degree courses

Start Date

September, March




at SCQF Level 7

Study Method

Part time (work based)

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level