Social Services and Healthcare

The Level 4 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Social Services and Healthcare is suitable for candidates working in, or wanting to progress to, senior positions. It is a requirement by the SSSC that everyone employed in this capacity should have achieved or be working towards achievement of this qualification. It 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.

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 with a minimum of 78 credits and a maximum of 89. Candidates completing a Technical Apprenticeship at this level must also complete Career Skills Units with a minimum of 15 credits.

 

 

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 Technical Apprenticeship
SVQ Level 4
SCQF Level 9
Course Code GH61 24
Mandatory Units

Candidates must complete all 4 Units:

H5PH 04 11 SCQF Credits Maintain effective communication systems and practice
H5VV 04 10 SCQF Credits Lead practice for health and safety in the work setting
H5VW 04 10 SCQF Credits Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of yourself and others
H5PJ 04 11 SCQF Credits Lead practice that promotes the safeguarding of individuals
Optional Units

Candidates must choose 4 units:

H5PK 04 9 SCQF Credits Lead and manage provision of care services that promotes positive behaviour
H5PL 04 9 SCQF Credits Manage and develop yourself and your workforce within care services
H5PM 04 10 SCQF Credits Advocate with and on behalf of individuals
H5PN 04 9 SCQF Credits Lead and manage provision of care services that promotes the well-being of people
H5XC 04 9 SCQF Credits Manage provision of care services that deals effectively with transitions and significant life events
H5PP 04 9 SCQF Credits Manage requests for health, social or other care services
H5PR 04 11 SCQF Credits Access individuals preferences and needs
H5PS 04 10 SCQF Credits Lead the service delivery planning process to achieve outcomes for individuals
H5PT 04 9 SCQF Credits Lead the planning process with individuals
H5PV 04 10 SCQF Credits Work with individuals with mental health needs to negotiate and agree plans for addressing those needs
H5PW 04 9 SCQF Credits Provide advice and information to those who enquire about health and social care services
H5PX 04 9 SCQF Credits Promote leisure opportunities and activities for individuals
H5PY 04 10 SCQF Credits Promote employment, training and education opportunities for individuals
H5RO 04 9 SCQF Credits Promote housing opportunities for individuals
H5R1 04 11 SCQF Credits Assist individuals at formal hearings
H5R2 04 9 SCQF Credits Supervise methadone consumption
H5R4 04 10 SCQF Credits Empower families, carers and others to support individuals
H5R5 04 11 SCQF Credits Assess the needs of carers and families
H5R6 04 10 SCQF Credits Lead the development of programmes of support for carers and families
H5R7 04 11 SCQF Credits Work with groups to promote individual growth, development and independence
H5R8 04 11 SCQF Credits Lead practice to reduce and prevent the risk of danger, harm and abuse
H5R9 04 11 SCQF Credits Support individuals who have experienced harm or abuse
H5RA 04 10 SCQF Credits Enable families to address issues with individuals’ behaviour
H5RB 04 9 SCQF Credits Develop joint working arrangements for health and social care services
H5RC 04 10 SCQF Credits Lead practice for managing and disseminating records and reports
H5RD 04 9 SCQF Credits Monitor and manage the quality of the provision of care services
H5RE 04 10 SCQF Credits Promote your organisation and its services to stakeholders
H5RF 04 10 SCQF Credits Develop and disseminate information and advice about health and social well-being
H5RG 04 11 SCQF Credits Contribute to the development of organisational policy and practice
H5RH 04 12 SCQF Credits Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
H5RJ 04 10 SCQF Credits Manage tendering and contracting processes in health and social care settings
H5RL 04 11 SCQF Credits Evaluate the effectiveness of health, social or other care services
H5RM 04 11 SCQF Credits Procure services for individuals
H5RN 04 8 SCQF Credits Actively engage in the safe selection and recruitment of workers and their retention in the care services
H5RP 04 10 SCQF Credits Manage the recruitment and placement of volunteers
H5RR 04 12 SCQF Credits Exchange information and present at courts and formal hearings
H5RS 04 11 SCQF Credits Provide and present information for courts and formal hearings
H5RT 04 9 SCQF Credits Manage a dispersed workforce to meet the needs and preferences of individuals at home
H5RV 04 10 SCQF Credits Develop risk management plans to promote independence in daily living
H5RW 04 11 SCQF Credits Lead practice that promotes the rights, responsibilities, equality and diversity of Individuals
H5RX 04 9 SCQF Credits Represent one’s own agency at other agencies’ meetings
H5WC 04 12 SCQF Credits Undertake a research project
Career Skills Units

Technical Apprentices should complete Career Skills units at SCQF Level 7 or above and achieve a minimum of 15 Credits in total. The units have been grouped under four headings: Business Administration, Management including Business Continuity Management and Governance, Enterprise and Customer Service

FD3L 04 8 SCQF Credits Build and manage teams
  Or  
H683 04 8 SCQF Credits Build teams
F4MJ 04 9 SCQF Credits Provide leadership for your team
  Or  
H5XP 04 9 SCQF Credits Lead your team
FE1D 04 5 SCQF Credits Manage budgets
  Or  
H68K 04 5 SCQF Credits Manage budgets
FD3K 04 14 SCQF Credits Allocate & monitor the progress and quality of work in your area of responsibility
  Or  
HA9V 04 14 SCQF Credits Manage people’s performance at work
F2H5 04 3 SCQF Credits Communicate information and knowledge
DR52 04 11 SCQF Credits Ensure health and safety requirements are met in your area of responsibility
DR67 04 8 SCQF Credits Manage your own resources and professional development
  Or  
HK26 04 6 SCQF Credits Develop your knowledge, skills and competence
DR7K 04 12 SCQF Credits Recruit, select and keep colleagues
  Or  
H5XR 04 14 SCQF Credits Recruit, select and retain people
FM4L 04 10 SCQF Credits Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion in your area of Responsibility
  Or  
H69C 04 9 SCQF Credits Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion
DR75 04 9 SCQF Credits Provide leadership in your area of responsibility
Restricted Combinations
Font Resize
Technical Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 (GH61 24)