Social Services and Healthcare

The Level 2 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Social Services and Healthcare allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work. The qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care and Development to ensure relevance to the sector. SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

Upon successful completion, learners will gain an international recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace to minimise any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.

To achieve this qualification, candidates must complete 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units and Core Skills at SCQF Level 4 in Numeracy and Information Communication and Technology.

Full details of the qualification can be found on the SQA or EAL Website as appropriate using the following link :

Full details of the Modern Apprenticeship framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland Website using this link :

Qualification Modern Apprenticeship
SVQ Level 2
SCQF Level 6
Course Code GH5Y 22
Mandatory Units

Candidates must complete all 4 Units:

H5NA 04 10 SCQF Credits Support effective communication
H5NB 04 10 SCQF Credits Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
H5L5 04 8 SCQF Credits Develop your own knowledge and practice
H5NC 04 9 SCQF Credits Support the safeguarding of individuals
Optional Units

Candidates must choose 2 units:

H5ND 04 8 SCQF Credits Support individuals to participate in recreational activities
H5NE 04 10 SCQF Credits Contribute to the implementation of care or support plan activities
H5NF 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to access information on services and facilities
H5NG 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals in their daily living
H5NH 04 8 SCQF Credits Support individuals to make journeys
H5NK 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to meet their domestic and personal needs
H5NL 04 8 SCQF Credits Support individuals to take part in development activities
H5NM 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals during therapy sessions
H5NN 04 8 SCQF Credits Provide food and drink to promote individuals health and well-being
H5NP 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to eat and drink
H5NR 04 10 SCQF Credits Help individuals to maintain mobility
H5NS 04 9 SCQF Credits Help address the physical comfort needs of individuals
DK94 04 10 SCQF Credits Undertake agreed pressure area care
H5NT 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals with their personal care needs
H5NV 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to manage continence
DK9J 04 10 SCQF Credits Maintain the feet of individuals who have been assessed as requiring help with general foot care
DL4A 04 10 SCQF Credits Assist in the administration of medication
H5NW 04 11 SCQF Credits Support the rights and well-being of individuals when they undergo healthcare procedures
H5NX 04 10 SCQF Credits Contribute to moving and positioning individuals
H5NY& 04 10 SCQF Credits Monitor the condition of individuals
H5P0 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals to carry out their own healthcare and monitoring procedures
H5P1 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals who are distressed
H5P2 04 10 SCQF Credits Contribute to working in partnership with carers
H5P3 04 8 SCQF Credits Contribute to effective group care
H5P4 04 8 SCQF Credits Maintain safety and security when accessing individuals’ homes
H5P5 04 10 SCQF Credits Manage environments and resources for health care procedures in social care settings
DK4L 04 10 SCQF Credits Protect yourself from the risk of violence at work
H5P6 04 8 SCQF Credits Develop effective relationships with individuals
H5P9 04 8 SCQF Credits Uphold the rights of individuals
H5P7 04 10 SCQF Credits Enable individuals to make their way around specific places
DK53 04 8 SCQF Credits Receive and store medication and products
DK9X 04 7 SCQF Credits Obtain and test capillary blood samples
DK9Y 04 8 SCQF Credits Obtain and test specimens from individuals
H5PA 04 8 SCQF Credits Contribute to the care of a deceased person
H5PB 04 9 SCQF Credits Contribute to the effectiveness of teams
H5PC 04 8 SCQF Credits Deal with messages and information
H5PD 04 8 SCQF Credits Support the safe use of materials and equipment
H5PE 04 8 SCQF Credits Support individuals in the community
H5PF 04 8 SCQF Credits Receive visitors in health and social care settings
H5PG 04 7 SCQF Credits Maintain a safe and clear environment
Workplace Core Skills
F42A 04 Numeracy Level 4
F42E 04 Information and Communication Technology Level 4
Restricted Combinations
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Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 (GH5Y 22)