SQA Care

We offer a range of qualifications to meet the needs of a diverse workforce from a variety of sectors including: Health and Social Care and Childcare.

The work of the Care team is paramount in the review, maintenance and development of qualifications across the care sector. It also supports workforce planning to allow individuals to grow and develop in their chosen professions, following clear career pathways with the right qualifications.

Arrangements for 2020-21

Delivering and assessing HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice

Updated February 2021 - HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice.pdf (125 KB)

April 2021- GK89 and GR8V HNC Social Services guidance (100 KB)

May 2021 - GK9T and GR9E HNC Childhood Practice Guidance (98 KB)

COVID - 19 Support Guidance for centres delivering and Assessing HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice

COVID-19 Guidance for First Aid Qualifications - 2 July 2020

Centres can now progress with delivering and assessing First Aid Awards, with no modifications.

To ensure the safety of trainers, assessors and candidates, centres must risk assess their delivery and assessment activities to mitigate all risks of possible spread of COVID-19. Delivery and assessment must only take place where this is permissible, in accordance with Government guidance on COVID-19 and any regional or local restrictions.

The following SQA guidance must be followed when delivering and assessing the qualifications: SQA guidance on returning to classroom training for First Aid qualifications (156 KB)

About SQA Care

The team is very experienced and here to support and advise on all aspects of the qualifications, we have a dedicated helpline to ensure our customers get accurate information in line with regulatory requirements.

0845 213 5471

Scottish Social Services Council

For enquiries relating to Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration requirements please contact them directly on:

0345 60 30 891