• Care

    NPA Skills for Practice with SVQ Level 2 Social Service and Health Care

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on a Thursday evening from 6pm to 9pm for 34 weeks

  • Start Date

    From 6 Sep 2018

  • Campus Availability


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This course is suitable for:

  • individuals who are currently in employment within the Health & Social Care sector and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • employees within the Health & Social Care sector who want to develop their careers

What's Involved

The NPA in Health and Social Care: Skills for Practice at SCQF level 6 introduces learners to techniques that are important in the Health and Social Care sector. Areas covered include a person centred approach to care, safe practice in care and practical caring skills. The NPA is linked to National Occupational Standards.

The SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work. SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards.

The course will enable candidates to integrate knowledge, theory and practice effectively in the context of current Legislation & Policy including SSSC Code of Practice and National Care Standards Candidates wishing to undertake this course should be able to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills. They should be able to use these skills to give an account of their experiences, reflect on them and make valid conclusions.

On completion of the course progression opportunities include:

  • an SVQ level 3 in the Social Services and Healthcare sector
  • an HNC in Social Services (evening and full time options available)
  • Employment - The progression route with individual employers will depend on the candidate’s job role and level of responsibility



This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA), depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right. Apply for your funding now to ensure it is in place before your course starts.

Please note this course is also eligible to pay by instalments. Please contact our Finance department for further information on 01563 523501 Ext. 8558

Start Date

6 Sep 2018