Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ2

What is special about this course?

This award meets the registration requirements for Social Services Council for Children and Young Peoples Care Workers. The SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a childcare setting.

This SVQ 2 in Social Services (Children and Young People) is work-based and has a structured but flexible delivery. Students are assessed in the workplace to demonstrate competencies. 

 

 

Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment full or part-time, voluntary or paid, in children’s residential care settings or children’s educational setting
  • Demonstrate an ability to write at SCQF level 5 or above with appropriate literacy skills
  • Work in a childcare setting at a support level for a minimum of 3 months
  • Full-time students: successful completion of the NC Child, Health and Social Care or relevant work experience

This award meets registration requirements for the Scottish Social Services Council for Children & Young Peoples Care Workers. The SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a childcare setting.

This SVQ can be studied as a full-time student, where you will undertake four days equivalent work placement preparing you for a career in a childcare setting, plus one-day attendance at College.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Work based

This is a work-based award and you will study from your workplace.  You will be assigned an assessor from Thurso or Alness campuses.

How long will my course last?

Full-time: One academic year
Part-time:  12 months

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Work Based

Start date

  • Full-time: Intake in September each year
  • Part-time: Intakes in September and February

Fees

Study mode  Scottish Fee RUK* Fee International Fee
Full-time £1790 £5970 £5970
Part-time (per credit/module) £156 £522.50 £522.50

Full-Time Study

Full-time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible from the information they have provided on their course application form.

If you have been living in the UK for at least three years, are an ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full-time course. Please check our fee waiver policy for more information.

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor on what you require.

Please get in touch with nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

*Rest of UK (students typically domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland.

Part-Time Study

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.

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor.

Please contact nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk  if you have any further questions on fees.

Funding

  • Full-time: students should apply for full-time bursary funding
  • The College has a limited number of Modern Apprenticeships available for this award

What can I do on completion of my course?

This award meets registration requirements for the Scottish Social Services Council for childcare workers.

On successful completion of level 2, in addition to your enhanced employment opportunities, you may be able to move on to:

  • Other relevant courses such as SVQ Level 3 Social Services & Healthcare (Adults) or (Children and Young People)
  • NQ Social (Children and Young People)
  • NQ Health and Social Care
  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • HNC Social Services
  • PDA Health & Social Care Administration of Medicine
  • CPD Leading and Managing Care Services

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. 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.

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