Social Services

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This advanced level course (SCQF level 7) - which is a blend of practical and theoretical learning - provides learners with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in social care. Learners will also engage in a social care placement, where they will undertake three SVQ social services and healthcare units. Successful completion of this course provides the necessary qualifications for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Subject areas included in the qualification include:

Social Care Practice; Psychology; Sociology; Safeguarding; Understanding and Supporting Behaviour and Mental Health; Grief and Loss.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English plus National 5 Maths, or Pathway to Healthcare, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Successful interview. You must have 60 days practical experience in either a paid or voluntary position.

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

Degree in Social Work or Social Studies or related discipline

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level