SVQ in Health (Decontamination) at level 3
The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Health (Decontamination) at level 3 will develop knowledge and skills for working in a health care environment. Candidates will also develop specific skills related to decontamination and sterilisation of equipment. This SVQ comprises Units that have been developed by Skills for Health (the sector skills body for health care) based on the National Occupational Standards for health and social care.
A job or placement in the sector is required as a number of the Units are practical.
Why deliver this qualification
The SVQ in Health (Decontamination) at level 3 will meet the employment needs of health support workers.
The qualification includes a wide choice of optional Units that provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to enable them to develop practical health care and general related skills.
The SVQ develops communication and personal effectiveness skills.
Who does this qualification suit
The SVQ in Health (Decontamination) is suitable for candidates working in health care support roles within a hospital or community setting.
Entry is at the discretion of the centre. The nature of the qualification is such that candidates should be in a work role or placement which allows them to demonstrate competence in practical tasks.
There are opportunities for progression to other Health SVQs.
Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process.
Centres without devolved authority 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 is of competence demonstrated in the workplace.
Assessment is integrated with delivery and focuses on evidence of carrying out work activities.
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
Information about the qualification(s)
Unit(s) and delivery tools
Group Award code: G8A6 23
To achieve the SVQ, candidates are required to complete ten Units; at least two Core Units; at least two General Clinical/Therapeutic Activities Units; and all six Units from the Pathway specific competences.
Pathway Specific Units – Candidates must complete all 6 units
Core Units – You must select at least 2 of these units
DK4R 04 (HSC31)
Promote effective communication for and about individuals (155 KB)
excluded combination with Unit (CU6)
F062 04 (CU6)
Maintain communications and records within the organisation (109 KB)
excluded combination with Unit DK4R 04 (HSC31)
DK4K 04 (HSC32)
Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the working environment (148 KB)
excluded combination with Unit (GEN3)
DN9K 04 (GEN3)
Maintain health and safety in a clinical/therapeutic environment (159 KB)
excluded combination with Unit DK4K 04 (HSC32)
DK41 04 (HSC35)
Promote choice, well-being and the protection of all individuals (135 KB)
excluded combination with Unit DK4H 04 (HSC34)
DK4H 04 (HSC34)
Promote the well-being and protection of children and young (160 KB)
people excluded combination with Unit DK41 04 (HSC35)
Clinical/Therapeutic Activities Units – You must select at least 2 of these units
DL4A 04 (HSC221/CHS2)
Assist in the administration of medication (99 KB)
excluded combination with DK2X 04 (HSC375/CHS3)
DK2X 04 (HSC375/CHS3)
Administer medication to individuals (134 KB)
excluded combination with DL4A 04 (HSC221/CHS2)