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SVQ CYP Social Services SCQF Level 7

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Open learning

Duration 48 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course is suitable for people who are currently employed as practitioners or a key worker role in:

  • Residential childcare settings
  • Social work settings
  • Social care settings

SVQs are work-based qualifications that assess the skills and knowledge people need to perform their job role effectively. You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you to gather evidence demonstrating you meet the required standards. This qualification will enable the student to register with the SSSC.

In your current job role, you should be involved in: 

  • Communicate effectively about difficult, complex and sensitive issues with children and key people
  • Promote health and safety in the work setting
  • Reflect on your own practice
  • Implement practices that help to safeguard children and young people from harm or abuse

Writing a Personal Statement

Your Personal Statement is an important part of your application and it can help us to decide if you are suitable for the course.

To make sure that you are giving us all the information we need to consider your application fully, please include the following:

  • Please identify who your current employer is and give details on your current roles and responsibilities in the workplace.

You should check that your statement is written clearly, and using appropriate language. It’s a good idea to ask someone to proofread the statement before sending it.

Fees & Funding 

Fee: £1,200

Estimated Duration: 12 months

Edinburgh College makes every effort to support you throughout your qualification. If you do not engage with the qualification and do not complete it within the estimated completion period, Edinburgh College may implement a monthly fee of £150 (SVQ 2 and SVQ 3) or £218 (SVQ 4) per person for ongoing assessor support. This would not apply if candidates are put on hold for personal or work-related reasons.

Funding

Various funding streams are available to cover some or all costs. These include:

  • Fees paid by employer or student
  • SAAS Part-Time Fee Grants may be available for those candidates on courses at SCQF Level 7 and above, should candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this. SAAS funding would normally part-fund a qualification. Please use this link for more information: Part-time Funding Guide - SAAS
  • Voluntary sector organisations can apply to the Voluntary Sector Development Fund. This is done independently of the College. For more information on this please use this link: Scottish Social Services Council - Voluntary Sector Development Fund - Funding Scotland
  • Modern Apprenticeship funding may be available at all levels subject to funding allocations. Please note, there are additional requirements for accessing this funding such as completing additional units, completing regular and thorough review meetings, etc. This funding may fully or partially fund a qualification depending on allocations and levels.
  • You may be entitled to apply for a fee waiver for this course – Please use the link to the application form for more information on this: Edinburgh College Fee Waiver Application Form  Fee waivers can only be offered if candidates provide documentary evidence to prove eligibility for fee waiver funding
What you will learn
  • The SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7 consists of 4 mandatory Units and 4 optional Units.
  • Full details of these units can be found using on the SQA website

Placement information

  • No Placement, candidates should be in employment. 

How the course is assessed

  • This course is assessed holistically by reflective accounts, observations, tasks and questions.

Number of days per week

  • Flexible learning.
  • Regular 1-1 meetings with your workplace assessor, at your workplace, at a college campus or online.

Entry requirements

  • SVQ CYP Level 9
  • SVQ CYP LMC

Dependant on work role. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Open learning 26/08/24 48 Weeks

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