Social Services Children and Young People SCQF 6 (Thurso and Alness) SVQ
What is special about this course?
This award meets the registration requirements for Social Services Council for Children and Young Peoples Care Workers. The SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a childcare setting.
This SVQ 2 in Social Services (Children and Young People) is work-based and has a structured but flexible delivery. Students are assessed in the workplace to demonstrate competencies.
- Suitable employment full or part-time, voluntary or paid, in children’s residential care settings or children’s educational setting
- Demonstrate an ability to write at SCQF level 5 or above with appropriate literacy skills
- Work in a childcare setting at a support level for a minimum of 3 months
- Full-time students: successful completion of the NC Child, Health and Social Care or relevant work experience
This award meets registration requirements for the Scottish Social Services Council for Children & Young Peoples Care Workers. The SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a childcare setting.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Work based
You will undertake four days of work placement in a youth work setting, plus one day of attendance at a drop-in session at the Thurso or Alness campus.
You will be supported in the workplace and at your weekly drop-in session, by a local assessor who will mentor and assist you in preparing your portfolio of evidence.
How long will my course last?1 Academic Year
Where can I study my course?
- Work Based
Intakes in September and February each year
Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.
- Full-time: students should apply for full-time bursary funding
- The College has a limited number of Modern Apprenticeships available for this award
What can I do on completion of my course?
This award meets registration requirements for the Scottish Social Services Council for childcare workers.
On successful completion of level 2, in addition to your enhanced employment opportunities, you may be able to move on to:
- Other relevant courses such as SVQ Level 3 Social Services & Healthcare (Adults) or (Children and Young People)
- NQ Social (Children and Young People)
- NQ Health and Social Care
- HNC Childhood Practice
- HNC Social Services
- PDA Health & Social Care Administration of Medicine
- CPD Leading and Managing Care Services
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