Social Services and Healthcare

Inverness College UHI


Inverness Campus


This is a work-based qualification allowing you to gain recognition for the experience and skills you have gained in the workplace. You will develop a portfolio of evidence which matches your skills and knowledge against nationally agreed standards for care.

It will develop core and essential skills, such as communication, as well as the specific vocational competencies needed in the workplace such as protecting and promoting the wellbeing of individuals you support.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be working in a care setting. This course is not suitable for school leavers.

Progression Routes

There are several Professional Development Awards which are recognised by the SSSC for Continuing Professional Development as well as giving you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Start Date

September, February




at SCQF Level 7

Study Method

Part time (work based)

Course Length

12-16 months


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level