Social Services and Healthcare

The Level 3 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 4 optional units and Core Skills at SCQF Level 5 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 3
SCQF Level 7
Course Code GH60 23
Mandatory Units

Candidates must complete all 4 Units:

H5RY 04 9 SCQF Credits Promote effective communication
H5LD 04 10 SCQF Credits Promote health, safety and security in the work setting
H5LE 04 9 SCQF Credits Develop your practice through reflection and learning
H5SO 04 9 SCQF Credits Promote the safeguarding of individuals
Optional Units

Candidates must choose 4 units:

H5S1 04 8 SCQF Credits Contribute to the planning process with individuals
H5S2 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to plan, monitor and review the delivery of services
H5S3 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
H5S4 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to develop and maintain social networks and relationships
H5S5 04 10 SCQF Credits Promote individuals’ positive self-esteem and sense of identity
H5S6 04 10 SCQF Credits Prepare your family and networks to support individuals in your own home
H5S7 04 9 SCQF Credits Provide a home and family environment for individuals requiring care & support
H5S8 04 11 SCQF Credits Contribute to the support of individuals who have experienced harm or abuse
H5ME 04 10 SCQF Credits Promote positive behaviour
H5SA 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to live at home
H5SB 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals to retain, regain and develop skills to manage their daily living
H5SC 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals to manage their financial affairs
H5SE 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to manage direct payments
H5SF 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to access employment
H5SG 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to access learning, training & development opportunities
H5SH 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services
H5SJ 04 8 SCQF Credits Support the spiritual wellbeing of individuals
H5SK 04 9 SCQF Credits Implement development activities to meet individuals’ goals, preferences & needs
H5SL 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to continue therapies
H5SM 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals to deal with relationship problems
H5SN 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals to represent their own wishes and needs at decision-making events
H5SP 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals to access independent representation and advocacy
H5SR 04 9 SCQF Credits Present individuals’ preferences and needs
H5SS 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals with specific communication needs
H5ST 04 8 SCQF Credits Support the use of technological aids to promote independence
H5SV 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to communicate using interpreting and translation services
H5SW 04 11 SCQF Credits Develop programmes to enable individuals to find their way around environments
H5SX 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to manage change in their lives
H5SY 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to move into new living environments
H5T0 04 8 SCQF Credits Support individuals through bereavement
H5T1 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals at the end of life
H5T2 04 8 SCQF Credits Assist in the transfer of individuals between agencies and services
H5T3 04 9 SCQF Credits Work in partnership with carers to support individuals
H5T4 04 9 SCQF Credits Work with carers, families and key people to maintain contact with individuals
H5T5 04 7 SCQF Credits Support families in maintaining relationships in their wider social structures and environments
H5T7 04 12 SCQF Credits Obtain information from offenders regarding their behaviour
F29J 04 13 SCQF Credits Prepare, implement and evaluate group activities
H5T8 04 11 SCQF Credits Supervise and enforce interventions in the community
H5T9 04 10 SCQF Credits Promote participation in agreed therapeutic group activities
H5TA 04 9 SCQF Credits Contribute to the provision of support groups
H5TB 04 10 SCQF Credits Contribute to addressing situations where there is risk of danger, harm or abuse
H5TC 04 10 SCQF Credits Reinforce positive behavioural goals during relationships with individuals
H5TD 04 11 SCQF Credits Support individuals with programmes to promote positive behaviour
H5TE 04 9 SCQF Credits Maintain effective working relationships with staff in other agencies
H5TF 04 10 SCQF Credits Participate in inter-disciplinary team working to support individuals
H5TG 04 10 SCQF Credits Support the development of community networks and partnerships
H5TH 04 9 SCQF Credits Work with community networks and partnerships
H5TJ 04 9 SCQF Credits Contribute to raising awareness of health issues
H5TK 04 9 SCQF Credits Support the development of networks to achieve planned outcomes
H5TL 04 9 SCQF Credits Recruit and place volunteers
H5TM 04 8 SCQF Credits Plan, organise and monitor volunteering activities
H5TN 04 9 SCQF Credits Lead and motivate volunteers
H5TP 04 10 SCQF Credits Manage learning and development in groups
H5TR 04 9 SCQF Credits Facilitate learning through presentations in health and social care settings
H5TS 04 9 SCQF Credits Promote effective relationships with individuals
H5TT 04 10 SCQF Credits Promote the rights and diversity of individuals
H5TV 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals to manage their own health and social wellbeing
H5TW 04 8 SCQF Credits Process information for use in decision-making
H5TX 04 9 SCQF Credits Assess performance in health and social care services
H5TY 04 9 SCQF Credits Promote the effectiveness of teams
H5V0 04 9 SCQF Credits Support individuals to use medication in social care settings
H5V1 04 9 SCQF Credits Manage your relationship as an employee of the individual you support
H5V2 04 8 SCQF Credits Model pre-social behaviour when working with individuals
H5V3 04 9 SCQF Credits Carry out screening and referral assessment
H5V4 04 10 SCQF Credits Carry out assessment to identify and prioritise needs
H5V6 04 10 SCQF Credits Carry out comprehensive substance misuse assessment
H5V7 04 10 SCQF Credits Help individuals address their substance use through an action plan
H5V8 04 9 SCQF Credits Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users
DK89 04 8 SCQF Credits Interact with individuals using telecommunications
H5VD 04 10 SCQF Credits Counsel individuals about their substance use using recognised theoretical models
H5VE 04 10 SCQF Credits Counsel groups of individuals about their substance use using recognised theoretical models
DK3M 04 8 SCQF Credits Carry out extended feeding techniques to ensure individuals nutritional and fluid intake
FP8N 04 8 SCQF Credits Undertake routine clinical measurements
DK9V 04 8 SCQF Credits Move and position individuals
H5VF 04 9 SCQF Credits Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
H5VG 04 8 SCQF Credits Test for substance use
H5VH 04 9 SCQF Credits Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs
H5VJ 04 10 SCQF Credits Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects
H5VK 04 9 SCQF Credits Provide first aid to an individual needing emergency assistance
DK2X 04 8 SCQF Credits Administer medication to individuals
FP14 04 8 SCQF Credits Encourage and support individuals undergoing dialysis therapy
FP8D 04 8 SCQF Credits Insert and secure urethral catheters and monitor and respond to the effects of urethral catheterisation
H5VL 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals who are substance users
H5VM 04 8 SCQF Credits Supply and exchange injecting equipment for individuals
H5VN 04 10 SCQF Credits Support individuals through detoxification programmes
H5VP 04 9 SCQF Credits Provide services to those affected by someone else’s substance use
H5VR 04 8 SCQF Credits Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis
DL00 04 8 SCQF Credits Obtain venous blood samples
FN85 04 10 SCQF Credits Manage environments and resources for use during healthcare activities
FP8F 04 8 SCQF Credits Undertake tissue viability risk assessment for individuals
H5LG 04 11 SCQF Credits Promote the development of children and young people
H5MB 04 9 SCQF Credits Deliver services to families, children and young people from diverse cultural and language communities
H5N9 04 8 SCQF Credits Support individuals, families and communities to commission their own services
Workplace Core Skills
F42B 04 Numeracy Level 5
F42F 04 Information and Communication Technology Level 5
Restricted Combinations
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Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 7 (GH60 23)