SVQ 2 Health and Social Care at SCQF level 6
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.
Why deliver this qualification
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.
Who does this qualification suit
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:
- individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
- people who are support workers in care home services for adults.
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:
- 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.
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.
How to assess
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.
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
Information about the qualification(s)
National Occupational Standards
Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.
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)
Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material
Candidate Guidance and Portfolio
- Guidance for candidates starting an SVQ (626 KB)
- Candidate Portfolio A4 Cover (118 KB)
- Candidate blank recording forms (616 KB)
Internal Assessment Reports
- Information Sheet (45 KB)
Core Skills signposting
Unit(s) and delivery tools
Group Award code: G7LN 22
To achieve this SVQ, candidates must complete four mandatory Units and a number of optional Units.
- DK3V 04 (HSC21) - Communicate with, and complete records for individuals (154 KB)
- DK8W 04 (HSC22) - Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals (117 KB)
- DK6D 04 (HSC23) - Develop your knowledge and practice (86 KB)
- DK6X 04 (HSC24) - Ensure your own actions support the care, protection and well-being of individuals (130 KB)
- DK3G 04 (HSC25) - Carry out and provide feedback on specific plan of care activities (96 KB)
- DK7F 04 (HSC26) - Support individuals to access and use information (92 KB)
- DK72 04 (HSC27) - Support individuals in their daily living (102 KB)
- DK84 04 (HSC28) - Support individuals to make journeys (99 KB)
- DK88 04 (HSC29) - Support individuals to meet their domestic and personal needs (124 KB)
- DK7E 04 (HSC210) - Support individuals to access and participate in recreational activities (116 KB)
- DK8H 04 (HSC211) - Support individuals to take part in development activities (117 KB)
- DK70 04 (HSC212) - Support individuals during therapy sessions (114 KB)
- DK4V 04 (HSC213) - Provide healthier food and drink for individuals (146 KB)
If you choose this Unit, you cannot do Unit DK7M 04 (HSC214) as well
- DK7M 04 (HSC214) - Help individuals to eat and drink (116 KB)
If you choose this Unit, you cannot do Unit DK4V 04 (HSC213) as well
- DK7N 04 (HSC215) - Help individuals to maintain mobility (105 KB)
- DK78 04 (HSC216) - Help address the physical comfort needs of individuals (109 KB)
- DK94 04 (HSC217) - Undertake agreed pressure area care (99 KB)
- DK8P 04 (HSC218) - Support individuals with their personal care needs (132 KB)
If you choose this Unit, you cannot do Unit DK85 04 (HSC219) as well
- DK85 04 (HSC219) - Support individuals to manage continence (104 KB)
If you choose this Unit, you cannot do Unit DK8P 04 (HSC218) as well
- DK9J 04 (HSC220) - Maintain the feet of individuals who have been assessed as requiring help with general foot care (112 KB)
- DL4A 04 (HSC221) - Assist in the administration of medication (99 KB)
- DK75 04 (HSC222) - Support individuals prior to, during and after clinical procedures (168 KB)
- DK49 04 (HSC223) - Contribute to moving and handling individuals (115 KB)
- DK9W 04 (HSC224) - Observe, monitor and record the conditions of individuals (108 KB)
- DK8J 04 (HSC225) - Support individuals to undertake and monitor their own health care (115 KB)
- DK8L 04 (HSC226) - Support individuals who are distressed (115 KB)
- DK60 04 (HSC227) - Contribute to working in collaboration with carers in the caring role (114 KB)
- DK48 04 (HSC228) - Contribute to effective group care (124 KB)
- DK77 04 (HSC229) - Gain access to, and ensure individuals’ homes are secure (108 KB)
- DK9M 04 (HSC230) - Manage environments and resources during clinical activities (145 KB)
- DK4L 04 (HSC232) - Protect yourself from the risk of violence at work (90 KB)