Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ3

What is special about this course?

Workplace assessments will allow candidates to gain recognition for experience and workplace practice.

Candidates develop a portfolio of evidence which enables them to match their skills and knowledge to nationally agreed standards for care.

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



Entry requirements

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


Unit examples include:-

Promote, monitor and maintain health and safety

Reflect and develop your practice

Promote effective communication

Promote health, safety and security in a work setting

Develop practice thorugh reflection and learnin

Promote the safeguarding of individuals

    How will I study my course?

    • Part Time
    • Work based
    • Online

    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


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

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Enhanced career prospects.

    Meet SSSC requirements for registration.

    Progression to HNC Social Care may be possible.

    PDA Health and SOcial Services to meet SSSC requirements.

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