• Health and Social Care
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Intro to the course:

Course outline The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 4) in Care Services Leadership and Management at SCQF level 10 recognises the knowledge and skills required from candidates working in management within the care sector. It has been designed to provide a robust and certificated qualification which equips individuals with a range of knowledge, skills and values to enable them to take on the leadership and management challenges facing care services today. 

This qualification covers areas such as managing and developing yourself and your workforce within care services, leading and managing practice that promotes the safeguarding of individuals, health and safety in the work setting, and effective communication systems and practice. This SVQ has been designed to meet the Scottish Social Services Council registration requirements for care managers. Core units Manage and develop yourself and your workforce within care services. Lead and manage practice that promotes the safeguarding of individuals. Lead and manage practice for health and safety in the work setting Lead and manage effective communication systems and practice Optional units 4 optional units based on workplace

Professional accredited qualification

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Part-Time Evening

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to further progress their career in health and social care. You must be working in a managerial role in a care service.

What will I study?

You'll enhance your skills and knowledge and will be able to progress into Senior Managerial roles.

How will I be assessed?

Essays, reflective accounts, direct observations of practice - in your work place.

Why should I choose this course?

There are many job opportunities within health and social care. This award will lead to further SSSSC registration.

Where can this course lead?

Further progression within management in Health and Social care services.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Working in a managerial role within a care service 
  • SVQ 3 SSHC/HNC completed 
  • One satisfactory reference 
  • Successful performance at interview and entry test 
  • Satisfactory PVG check for placement element

What are the interview arrangements?

One-to-one interview, written task and professional reference, PVG check

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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