Health and Social Care

HND Social Care

All qualification information available for Health and Social Care through SVQs, HNC/HNDs and PDAs.

Important information: As of 1 September 2016, all SVQs with an established SCQF level no longer include the SVQ level in their titles. Please note that our web pages and documents will gradually be updated over time as the SVQs are reviewed, so may still contain the existing titles. More information on SCQF levels can be found on our SCQF web page.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

SVQs

SCQF
Level

SCQF
Credit

Qualification Title

6 min = 51
max = 58
SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare
6 min = 42
max = 59
SVQ 2 Healthcare Support (Clinical)
6 min = 33
max = 59
SVQ 2 Healthcare Support (Non-Clinical)
7 min = 51
max = 58
SVQ 3 Healthcare Support (Clinical)
7 min = 49
max = 70
SVQ 3 Healthcare Support (Non-Clinical)
7 min = 69
max = 84
SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare
9 min = 78
max = 89
SVQ 4 Social Services and Healthcare
10 min = 83
max = 94
SVQ 4 Care Services Leadership and Management

HNC/HNDs

PDAs

SCQF
Level

SCQF
Credit

Qualification Title

7 16 PDA Understanding HIV and AIDS
7 16 PDA Sexual Health Training
6 16 PDA Telehealthcare
7 16 PDA for Working with Carers and Young Carers
7 16 PDA Health and Social Care Supervision
7 16 PDA Health and Social Care: Administration of Medication
7 16 PDA Mental Health Peer Support
7 24 PDA for Children's Hearing in Scotland: Panel Members
7 24 PDA Practice Learning
7 24 PDA Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice 
7 32 PDA Brief Interventions of Substance Misuse
7 32 PDA Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
7 32 PDA Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
7 36 PDA Domestic Abuse Advocacy
7 36 PDA Promoting Positive Behaviour
7 52 PDA Podiatry
7 56 PDA Rehabilitation Technologies
8 16 PDA Radiographic Imaging
8 24 PDA Health and Social Care: Personalisation in Practice
8 32 PDA Certificate Managing the Support of Indivuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
8 32 PDA Health and Social Care: Promoting Enhanced Professional Practice
8 32 PDA Occupational Therapy Support
8 32 PDA Renal Dialysis Practice: Assistant Practitioner
8 40 PDA Perioperative Practice
8 48 PDA Commissioning, Procurement and Contracting for Care Services
9 48 PDA Practice Learning
10 64 PDA Practice Learning

Awards

Lapsing

SVQs

These Qualifications are now in their lapsing period and will finish on 31/01/2016 (SVQ 2), 31/01/2018 (SVQ 3 and 4) and 31/01/2019 (SVQ 4*).

Centres should note:

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualification's content and delivery tools will remain on SQA's website until 31/01/2016 (SVQ 2), 31/01/2018 (SVQ 3 and 4) and 31/01/2019 (SVQ 4*) at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualifications
  • No candidates can be entered for the qualifications
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualifications and results are submitted to SQA before 31/01/2016 (SVQ 2), 31/01/2018 (SVQ 3 and 4) and 31/01/2019 (SVQ 4*).

SCQF
Level

SCQF
Credit

Qualification Title

6 60 SVQ 2 Health and Social Care
6 min = 42
max = 59
SVQ 2 Healthcare Support (Clinical)
6 min = 33
max = 59
SVQ 2 Healthcare Support (Non-Clinical)
7 min = 51
max = 58
SVQ 3 Healthcare Support (Clinical)
7 min = 49
max = 70
SVQ 3 Healthcare Support (Non-Clinical)
7 64 SVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults)
7 64 SVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
9 72 SVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Adults)
9 72 SVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
10 min = 72
max = 87
* SVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services

HNC/HNDs

SCQF
Level

SCQF
Credit

Qualification Title

7 96 HNC Health Care