Health (Maternity/Paediatric Support) level 3
The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Health (Maternity/Paediatric Support) at level 3 will develop knowledge and skills for working in a health care environment. Candidates will also develop specific skills related to maternity/paediatric care. This SVQ is based on standards developed by Skills for Health.
A job or placement in the sector is required as a number of the Units are practical.
This qualification is available through training providers and colleges.
Why deliver this qualification
The SVQ in Health (Maternity/Paediatric Support) 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 (Maternity/Paediatric Support) at level 3 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 will 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: G8A1 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, at least four Units to be taken from the Pathway specific competences and the further two Units required may be selected from any of the Units listed.
Pathway Specific Units
Candidates must complete at least four of these Units:
Candidates working in a paediatric context should include either or both of:
Candidates working in a maternity context should include one or more of the following Units within their choices: