SVQ 2 and SVQ 3 Healthcare Support (Clinical and Non-clinical)

SVQ 2 and SVQ 3 Healthcare Support (Clinical and Non-clinical)

The new SVQ 2 and SVQ 3 in Healthcare Support (Clinical and Non-clinical) at SCQF levels 6 and 7 have been developed for support staff in the NHS and employees in the private healthcare sector. The SVQs cover the job roles and functions carried out by all support workers in healthcare settings and have been designed in conjunction with Skills for Health — the sector skills council for health.

The National Occupational Standards have been selected and agreed in consultation with health employers and practitioners from across the wider healthcare sector.

The SVQs replace a suite of qualifications that were formerly used by healthcare support workers. The qualification titles are:

SVQ 2 Healthcare Support (Clinical)

SVQ 2 Healthcare Support (Non-clinical)

SVQ 3 Healthcare Support (Clinical)

SVQ 3 Healthcare Support (Non-clinical)

The SVQs are assessed in the workplace. Examples of the settings or centres in which the SVQs are likely to be assessed include: the NHS, private healthcare providers, and adult care settings.

These qualifications are available through colleges and training providers.