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Childhood Practice & SVQ Provision

Social Services Children and Young People SVQ 3

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Evening

Duration 52 weeks

Start date Feb 2023

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Course overview

This course is suitable if you work in an early learning or childcare setting offering daycare for children. On successful completion, you will be eligible to register with the SSSC as a practitioner.

You should be involved in planning and providing a range of play and learning opportunities for the children attending your setting. You will work as part of a team to ensure children’s needs are met in a safe and stimulating environment. The course will cover a wide range of relevant topics that are part of your everyday practice.

This is a work-based qualification, you will be allocated an assessor who will work with you to gather evidence demonstrating you meet the required standards.

The course will take place over 12 months and will include a range of different learning opportunities including; attending monthly classes in college, tutorial sessions with assessors, online learning and research

What you will learn

  • Theoretical approaches to play, development and learning
  • Safeguarding
  • Observation of children & young people
  • Legislation, curriculum and assessment
  • Child development
  • Providing play opportunities
  • Creating play spaces
  • Safe working practices
  • Being a reflective practitioner

Placement information

  • As you are already in employment there is no placement aspect of this course

How the course is assessed

  • The course is assessed holistically by reflective accounts, observations, tasks and questions
  • You will be assigned an assessor who will visit your workplace to undertake observations of your practice

Number of days per week

  • One 2-hour class per month in the evening.
  • Regular 1-1 meetings with your workplace assessor, at your workplace, at a college campus or online.

Entry requirements

  • SVQ level 2 Social Services Children and Young People, NC Early Education and Childcare or equivalent
  • You must be working within an early learning or childcare setting

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Your application should give full details of your current job role, your future job plans, any previous qualifications completed and your experience of working with children and young people.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

Possible progression routes include - 

  • SVQ 4 Social Services Children and Young People
  • PDA Level 8 Childhood Practice

 

Career options

  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Play Practitioner
  • Registration with the SSSC as practitioner

 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Evening 09/02/23 52 Weeks

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