SVQ Social Services & Healthcare - Level 2

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

Working with adults in health and social care settings provides a rewarding career path. This programme is aimed at those already working in a care environment. It includes a Scottish Vocational Qualification at Level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare, providing the qualification necessary for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

It will provide students with the knowledge and competencies required in health and social care sectors, by developing core and essential skills, as well as the specific vocational competencies needed in the workplace.

The course includes both vocational and academic units and students will attend college 2 days per week.

  • Develop your own knowledge and practice
  • Support effective communication
  • Health and safety
  • Support the safeguarding of individuals
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Mental health
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology
  • Work placement

  • Support worker in care home services for adults
  • Housing support worker

  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare (Level 3)
  • Subject to role suitability Pathway to Health Care (SCQF Level 6)
  • Subject to role suitability Pathway to Social Care (SCQF Level 6)
  • All current learners must achieve a pass in all programme units to progress to the next level of study


  • Applicants must be employed in a care environment
  • Successful interview

Plus one of the following:

  • Three National 4 awards including English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of all units within the Passport to Learning (SCQF Level 4) including core skills at Level 4
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant paid workplace experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance


  • Start date

    23 August 2021

  • End date

    10 June 2022

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5