Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 7

What is special about this course?

You will use an electronic portfolio to gather different types of evidence such as reflections and observations of practice.

Assessments are based on experience and workplace practice.



Entry requirements

  • Applicants must be working in a care setting.
  • This course is not suitable for school leavers.


Unit examples include:- 

  • Reflect and develop your practice
  • Promote effective communication
  • Promote health, safety and security in a work setting
  • Develop practice thorugh reflection and learning
  • Promote the safeguarding of individuals  

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Work based

Online and face-to-face

How long will my course last?

12-18 months

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    October and March


    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)



    Full-time SVQ 3 Care courses 



    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full-time SVQ 3 Care courses 


    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time SVQ 3 Care courses


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    What can I do on completion of my course?


    • Enhanced career prospects.
    • Meet SSSC requirements for registration.
    • Progression to HNC Social Services may be possible.
    • PDA Health and Social Services to meet SSSC requirements.

    Is there more information available online?

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    To study this course please click here Apply for October 2024

    To study this course please click here Apply for March 2025

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.