Health And Social Services: SVQ2

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time, Part Time

1 Academic Year

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

If you would like to work in the Care sector, this course could be ideal for you as it will provide you with an employment based award, which can be registered with the SSSC.

This is a full-time course (3 days per week) but it can also be studied on a part time basis.


When completing your personal statement please follow the guidelines closely

What you will learn

Subjects covered will include:

  • First aid
  • Moving and handling
  • Health and safety
  • Health, safety and protection
  • Communication within a care environment
  • Core skills such as Communications, ICT and Numeracy.

You will be assessed using essays, class-based exams and presentations and work based assessments.

Entry requirements

  • Applications should have a minimum of two National 5 passes including English / communications.
  • If you have no formal qualifications, you are also invited to apply and will be assessed at interview.
  • You must demonstrate the personal values and qualities that are suited to Care work.
  • Previous experience in working in Care may be an advantage.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL Higher (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment  here at the College.

 You will need to have a PVG from Disclosure Scotland to participate in this programme.

You need to provide a comprehensive personal statement with your application which MUST include the following:

  1. Why you wish to study the SVQ2 Social services and health care
  2. Describe a time where you have used effective communication
  3. What is your understanding of equality, diversity, and rights?
  4. What would you do as a care worker if you witnessed a service user being discriminated by a colleague?

Applicants will be assessed through their personal statement and be invited in for interview based on the personal statement as part of the recruitment process

Career Opportunities

This qualification will allow you to apply for jobs across the Care sector 

Future prospects

If you have other qualifications, such as Higher Communications, there may be the possibility of  progression to HNC

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