The SVQ 3 SSHC at SCQF Level 7, is a work-based qualification aimed at those working in the adult social service sector and meets the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration requirements for practitioners. For further information on the SCQF framework please visit To find out more about how to meet the SSSC registration requirements, please visit

Candidates will be required to complete four mandatory and four option units which will be discussed and agreed by the candidate and their assessor as appropriate to the current job role and practice.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but candidates must be employed in the adult social service sector for a minimum period of 6 months and with the approval of your employer.

What you study

The content of the four mandatory units includes;

  • Effective communication and recording
  • Health, safety and security in your work setting
  • Developing your practice through reflection and learning
  • Safeguarding individuals

Content of the option units will be specific to area of practice

Flexible start dates and delivery methods are designed to suit your circumstances

After the course

You will be able to register with the SSSC as a practitioner and be employed in a social service setting working with adults.

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To find out more please contact us on 0141 221 6249 or email