Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ2

What is special about this course?

This course is flexible and work based aiming to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in early years and childcare settings.

Candidates will use an electronic portfolio to gather the practice and knowledge required to fulfil the occupational standards for the course.

Candidates will study a variety of units that cover the holistic needs of children from birth to teenage years.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be working with children 0-16 on a regular basis. This course is not appropriate for school leavers.

  • promote effective communication
  • promote health, safety and security in the work setting
  • develop your practice through reflection and learning
  • promote the safeguarding of children and young people

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Work based
  • Online
  • Part time
  • Work based
  • Online

Online and face-to-face

How long will my course last?

12-18 Months

Online and face-to-face

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

October 2018 and March 2019


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies
  • BA (Hons) Childhood Practice

Is there more information available online?

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