SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 7


This is a work-based qualification, and all evidence must be in relation to the individual’s job role and responsibility. The award is made up of eight units, four of which are mandatory. Mandatory units: 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. In addition to the above, four further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • You must be working in a childcare setting or supporting children and young people
  • You must be working a minimum of 16 hours per week, and you must have been in a job role for a minimum of 6 months
  • If you are in a volunteering role, you must be doing a minimum of 16 hours per week, and you must have been in the job role for a minimumof7 6 months

What you will study

SVQ units (4 mandatory and 4 optional)

Mandatory units are:

  • Communication and Records
  • Health and Safety
  • Reflect and Develop
  • Health, Wellbeing and Safeguarding

4 optional units will be chosen depending on your job rule

Future Prospects

  • Residential Childcare
  • PSA role

Recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for registration requirements

Please contact us on 01698 404 021 or email for further information.