SVQ qualifications

in Health & Social Care in Scotland 

Supportive Solutions is a SQA Approved Centre

 

Recognised SVQ courses (SCOTLAND ONLY)

Supportive Solutions Training offers SVQ qualifications in Health & Social Care in Scotland. We are a SQA Approved Centre.  We also offer single or packages of SVQ units for continuing professional development (CPD) and for workers who may not need or wish to undertake a full SVQ award. 

Qualifications in Health & Social Care are a requirement by the Scottish Social Services Council that everyone employed in this capacity should be working towards achievement of this qualification.

 

Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.

 

SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6

The target audience for the SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare are people who are support workers involved in very practical hands-on care and/or support tasks and are usually fully supervised in their day to day work, for example within adult residential or day centre settings.

SQA details: SVQ 2 Health and Social Care at SCQF level 6

SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 6

The target audience for the SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) are people who are support workers in early year’s settings and residential/day care for children and young people. 

SQA details: SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 6

SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7

The target audience for the SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) are people who are practitioners in early year’s settings and residential/day care for children and young people and already have some experience and are able to work without direct supervision, and to take some responsibility for Care Planning for and with individuals receiving care.

SQA details: SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7

We can also offer single units from any of our listed SVQ awards, intended for workers wishing to update Continuing Professional Development or to evidence competence in a new role.

 

Price: Individual Units for SCQF Levels 6 and 7 – £225

Information on SVQs

The level of SVQ appropriate for you is based on your job role and level of responsibility. Evidence of your knowledge and competence is provided through examples of your normal work practice.

SVQs are Vocational qualifications which are specific to job roles and therefore the most appropriate way of ensuring that the worker is competent in the skills necessary to carry out their work.

 

Workplace assessment:

The candidate is assessed in their workplace to a range of national occupational standards which meet the registration requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council.

 

Benefits for the organisation, people who receive services and candidate:

The organisation and people supported benefit from a highly skilled, proficient and motivated work force. The candidate will be confident that their work practice meets the national standards of competency, feel more valued and have a better chance of progression in their chosen career.

 

SVQ Social Services and Healthcare awards we offer at levels 2 and 3: 

The level of SVQ appropriate for you is based on your job role and level of responsibility. Evidence of your knowledge and competence is provided through examples of your normal work practice.

 

Social Services and Healthcare Level 2

Suitable for candidates who are involved in very practical hands-on care tasks in a support role to other workers (e.g. listening, organizing, leisure activities, entering notes in care plans, taking messages, help with feeding, toileting, dealing with minor medical needs etc.).

 

Social Services and Healthcare Level 3

Suitable for candidates who would be expected to already have some experience and be able to work without direct supervision, and to take some responsibility for Care Planning for and with individuals receiving care.

 

Qualification structure:

All Social Services and Healthcare awards are constructed of mandatory units and optional units (a unit is like a module).

Level 2 has 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units, while level 3 has 4 mandatory and 4 optional.

 

Mandatory units: are the same for every candidate regardless of whether they work in a residential setting, a care at home setting or supported living services and regardless of type of service, such as care of the elderly, support for mental ill health, learning disability etc..

 

These units reflect core values and ethics which are expected to be demonstrated by every worker. They cover Communication, Health & Safety, Continuing Professional Development and the wellbeing and protection of people.

Optional units: The candidate, guided by the assessor, selects the optional units based on their work setting and their role.

 

Achieving your qualification:

The candidate is required to provide evidence of their knowledge and competence, completing all 6 or 8 units.

 

Evidence:  Candidates are required to compile a portfolio of evidence demonstrating that they can meet all the performance criteria and knowledge in the national occupational standards.

Evidence can originate from observations of work practice by the assessor, the candidate writing reflective accounts about their experiences, written and oral questions, and testimonies from other relevant people and products generated during the course of the candidate’s usual work such as reports, care plans, completed data charts and other forms of communication.

 

A variety of these types of evidence is necessary to cover all the evidence requirements in all the units.

 

Assessments:  Assessment is formative, which means, on-going until the requirements are fully satisfied. There is no limit to the number of times evidence is assessed and no set number of pieces of evidence required.

There are no exams, and the candidate may need several assessments of work before they are confirmed as competent.

The assessor provides constructive feedback every time evidence is submitted by a candidate, and the assessor and candidate work together to formulate plans, so there is clear direction for the candidate.

The assessor confirms achievement when all evidence requirements are fully met and then the portfolio of evidence is verified at the assessment centre. This is a mandatory quality assurance process determined by the awarding body, SQA.

 

Application and induction

Complete an application form and send this to us. Supportive Solutions will look at your application, check you are in an appropriate job role and that you have applied for the right level of award.

We will need you to give as much information about your job, your experience and your qualifications as you can.

We will then contact you to arrange an induction at which you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

 

Download the application form

 

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