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Childhood Practice & SVQ Provision

SVQ 2 Social Services Children and Young People

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Evening

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Sep 2024

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Course overview

The SVQ 2 Social Services Children and Young People is a qualification that the SSSC accept to register as a support worker.

It is designed as an introductory qualification that will confirm your skills and knowledge at this level. The course will cover key topics relevant to working with children or young people in a daycare setting.

It's a great way to gain a qualification while working. It links knowledge to daily work practice making it relevant and useful to your current job role.

What you will learn

The award has 6 units – 4 mandatory units and 2 optional choices.

Mandatory units

  • Support effective communication
  • Support the safeguarding of children
  • Develop your knowledge and practice
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals

Optional units include-

  • Support the development of children and young people
  • Support a child with additional support needs
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of teams
  • Work with children and young people to create play spaces

Placement information

  • Applicants are required to be working in a setting for children and/or young people.
  • This can be a school, nursery, after-school club or holiday provision.

How the course is assessed

  • Students are allocated an assessor who works with them to plan opportunities to gather evidence to demonstrate that they meet the qualification criteria.
  • This is done through workplace observations, writing reflective accounts of situations in the workplace, and answering questions and discussions.

Number of days per week

  • There is an online evening class one evening per month and regular online and in-person support meetings with an assessor.

Entry requirements

  • A good level of written and spoken English.
  • A commitment to study.
  • Evidence of study on a previous course eg Get into Childcare, Skills for Work preferred but not essential.
  • Basic IT skills to use the e-portfolio, email and MS Teams.
  • Applicants must be employed in a setting working with children and/or young people.

Please include full details of how you meet these entry requirements in your Personal Statement.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.0

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • SVQ 3 Social Services Children and Young People
  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • SVQ 3 Playwork

Career options

Support worker in a setting providing care for children and/or young people.

This can include - 

  • nurseries
  • after school clubs
  • working in schools as a pupil support assistant or additional support needs auxiliary
  • holiday clubs

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Evening 02/09/24 42 Weeks

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