What are SVQs?

Vocational training is specific to the job role and therefore the most appropriate way of ensuring that the worker is competent in the skills necessary to carry out their work.

Workplace assessment

The candidate is assessed in the workplace to a range of national occupational standards which meet the registration requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council.

Benefits for organisation, service users and candidate

The organisation and the service users benefit from a highly skilled, proficient and motivated work force. The candidate will be confident that their work practice meets the national standards of competency, feel more valued and have a better chance of progression in their chosen career.