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?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

October and March


A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

Scottish students

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 






Rest of UK and International students 

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


SVQ 3  


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.

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    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.