SVQ Youth Work SCQF Level 6
What is special about this course?
The SVQ in Youth Work at SCQF Level 6 is a requirement of the Scottish Social Services Council for people who are employed in the youth work field in support worker roles. The target audience for the SVQ in Youth Work is people who are support workers in all services for young people.
- Suitable employment full or part time, voluntary or paid, in youth services
- Work in a youth setting at a support level
- NC Child, Health and Social Care group award plus two National 5 awards
- Five National 5 qualifications at C or above including one literary subject eg English, History, Geography, Psychology or Care
- Satisfactory interview
It is a requirement by the SSSC that everyone employed in this capacity should be working towards achievement of this qualification. To achieve the SVQ in Youth Work candidates will complete four mandatory units and one optional unit. This SVQ 2 in Youth Work is work-based and has a structured, but flexible, delivery. Students are assessed in the workplace to allow them to demonstrate their competence.
The SVQ in Youth Work helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a Youth Work setting.
Candidates are required to complete 4 Mandatory Units and 2 Optional Units. The mandatory units are:
Initiate, build and maintain relationships with young people
Assist young people to learn and engage with the youth work service
Plan, prepare and facilitate learning activities with young people
Equip young people with safeguarding techniques.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Work based
You will undertake four days of work placement in a youth work setting, plus one day of attendance at a drop-in session at the Thurso or Alness campus.
You will be supported in the workplace and at your weekly drop-in session, by a local assessor who will mentor and assist you in preparing your portfolio of evidence.
How long will my course last?1 Year
Where can I study my course?
- Work Based
Please note, UHI North Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
Intakes in September and February each year
For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.
- Full-time: students should apply for full-time bursary funding
- Part-time: students should apply for funding through a SDS Individual Learning Account https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
- The College has a limited number of Modern Apprenticeships available for this award
What can I do on completion of my course?
Participants may enter into the wide range of full and part-time provision offered by the college or continue with employment goals, or go on to SVQ Youth Work SCQF 7.
Is there more information available online?
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Apply for SVQ Youth Work SCQF Level 6
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. Please note, UHI North Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI North Highland 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.