This SVQ is based on standards developed collaboratively by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), TOPSS (England), Skills for Care, Care Council for Wales, the Northern Ireland Care Council and Skills for Health. In Scotland, the Scottish Social Services Council represents a wide variety of stakeholders working in a broad range of occupations and job roles within the health and social care sectors.
The SVQ is assessed in the workplace. Examples of the settings or centres in which the SVQ is likely to be delivered include: the NHS, private healthcare providers, adult care settings and training centres.
SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.
This qualification is available through colleges and training providers.
The Level 2 SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6 is a re-accredited qualification.
Upon successful completion, learners will gain an international recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.
As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.
Candidates can progress from the Level 2 SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6 to other appropriate SVQs up to and including level 4. The progression route for each candidate will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.
The SVQ can be offered in any of the following modes:
The achievement of other qualifications such as Care qualifications at SCQF level 5 and 6 can contribute towards gaining underpinning knowledge for this award.
It is a requirement by the SSSC that everyone employed in this capacity should be working towards achievement of this qualification.
This SVQ is suitable for:
Entry is at the discretion of the centre.
Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
The level 2 award could provide progression to:
Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact the Business Development Team for guidance in completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.
Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements as outlined in the guide to approval.
Assessment arrangements will be agreed between the candidate and their assessor. Evidence Requirements for this SVQ consist of a combination of written and/or oral reports and practical assignments and projects which are linked to the candidate’s job role. Evidence requirements for the unit are contained in the unit descriptors.
For general information on how to assess this qualification, please refer to the document Guidance on how to assess SVQs. For detailed guidance on how to assess this particular SVQ, please refer to the Assessment Strategy.
Group Award Code: GH5Y 22
The Level 2 SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6 consists of 4 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.
For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure. (92 KB)
Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.
Group Award code: G7LN 22
To achieve this SVQ, candidates must complete four mandatory Units and a number of optional Units.