SVQ Social Services & Healthcare - Level 2 and Level 3

Students must be employed in a Health/Social care setting and have their employers approval for the college SVQ assessor to carry out workplace assessments

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 or Level 3 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
  • Health care support worker
  • Home care support worker

  • College progression onto HNC Healthcare Practice or HNC Social Services


  • Applicants must be employed in a care environment
  • Employer approval for SVQ assessment
  • Successful interview

Plus one of the following:

Level 2

  • 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

Level 3

  • SVQ Health and Social Care Level 2 (SCQF Level 6)
  • Four National 5 awards including English (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of the NC Child, Health and Social Care, all routes (SCQF Level 5)
  • Successful completion of all units within the NQ Health and Wellbeing (SCQF Level 5)

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• 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 unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Falkirk Campus



Start date

22 August 2022

SCQF Level

Level 5