SVQ Social Services Children and Young People

Children and Young People

Who is it for?

SVQ Social Services Children and Young People (SCQF level 6) is a nationally recognised qualification designed for individuals who want to work with children in a support worker/assistant capacity. This qualification is an ideal entry level qualification offering you the underpinning knowledge required to be able to support children of all ages in a range of care and learning environments.

This qualification is also fully recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and allows you registration as a Support Worker in Day Care of Children Services.

What do I need to start?

It is preferred that you have a qualification in English (National 4 or equivalent) however this is not always required.

The SVQ programme is designed to learn ‘on the job’ and therefore you must be employed in a suitable environment that allows you to practice and learn while evidencing your competence in each area required.

There is a range of funding options. Please speak with your employer or contact us for further details.

How long does it take?

The SVQ programme is holistic and can be delivered at a pace to suit your own learning style. However, most learners complete within 9 – 18 months.

You will be allocated an assessor who will be there to guide and support you through your qualification in your own workplace. They will work with you and your childcare setting to ensure that you are able to both experience the required learning and ensure you can use this towards evidencing your competence through your qualification.

Where can I go next?

Once you have completed your qualification you are a fully qualified Support Worker or Assistant.

If you want to progress in training or in your career, there are a range of qualifications that you can then undertake. These include SVQ Social Services Children and Young People (SCQF level 7 – practitioner) and SVQ Social Services Children and Young People (SCQF level 9- Supervisor/Manager). All qualifications are nationally recognised and result in SCQF points which can support you towards Undergraduate programmes such as the BA Childhood Practice.

Who is it for?

SVQ Social Services Children and Young People (SCQF level 7) is a nationally recognised qualification designed for individuals who want to work with children in a qualified practitioner capacity. This qualification will allow you to learn all aspects of offering you the underpinning knowledge required to be able to support children of all ages in a range of care and learning environments.

This qualification is also fully recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and allows you registration as a Practitioner in Day Care of Children Services.

What do I need to start?

You do not need any pervious childcare qualifications for entry into the course. However, it is preferred that you ideally have a qualification in English (National 5 or equivalent) and one other at the same level.

The SVQ programme is designed to learn ‘on the job’ and therefore you must be employed in a suitable environment that allows you to practice and learn while evidencing your competence in each area required.

There is a range of funding options. Please speak with your employer or contact us for further details.

How long does it take?

The SVQ programme is holistic and you will be guided through the qualification based on your learning experiences within your setting and your own learning pace.  However, most learners successfully complete within 12 – 18 months.

You will be allocated an assessor who will be there to guide and support you through your qualification in your own workplace. They will work with you and your childcare setting to ensure that you are able to both experience the required learning and ensure you can use this towards evidencing your competence through your qualification.

Where can I go next?

Once you have completed your qualification you are a fully qualified Childcare Practitioner who can work with all ages of children in an early learning and childcare capacity.

If you want to progress in training or in your career, there are a range of qualifications that you can then undertake. These include SVQ Social Services Children and Young People (SCQF level 9- Supervisor/Manager). All qualifications are nationally recognised and result in SCQF points which can support you towards Undergraduate programmes such as the BA Childhood Practice.

Who is it for?

SVQ Social Services Children and Young People (SCQF level 8/9) is a nationally recognised qualification designed for individuals are working with children and want to progress in a managerial capacity.  This qualification will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in relation to leading and directing effective care and learning for children in a childcare setting.

This qualification is also fully recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and is recognised as a pathway to qualification as a Lead Practitioner in a Day Care of Children’s Services.

What do I need to start?

You do not need any previous childcare qualifications for entry into the course. However, registration with SSSC may require you to be qualified to HNC or SVQ SSCY Level 7.

The SVQ programme is designed to learn ‘on the job’ and therefore you must be employed in a suitable environment that allows you to practice and lead care and learning while evidencing your competence in each area required.

There is a range of funding options. Please speak with your employer or contact us for further details.

How long does it take?

The SVQ programme is holistic and you will be guided through the qualification based on your learning experiences within your setting and your own learning pace.  However, most learners successfully complete within 12 – 24 months.

You will be allocated an assessor who will be there to guide and support you through your qualification in your own workplace. They will work with you and your childcare setting to ensure that you are able to both experience the required learning and ensure you can use this towards evidencing your competence through your qualification.

Where can I go next?

If you want to progress in training or in your career, there are a range of qualifications that you can then undertake depending on your career path.  This qualification is nationally recognised by most universities and will also be eligible in applications towards Undergraduate Degrees such as BA Childhood Practice.