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

What is special about this course?

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

This SVQ 3 in Social Services and Healthcare (Children and Young People) is work-based and has a structured, but flexible, delivery. Students are assessed in the workplace to allow you to demonstrate your competence.

Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment full or part-time, voluntary or paid, in children’s residential care settings or children’s educational setting
  • You should ideally hold an SVQ 2 qualification or equivalent
  • Work in a childcare setting at a supervisory level for a minimum of 3 months
  • Demonstrate an ability to write at SCQF level 5 or above with appropriate literacy skills

You will be assessed in the workplace and will be allocated an assessor who will mentor you and assist you to prepare your portfolio of evidence. Drop in sessions in Alness and Thurso are also available to help you gather evidence and prepare your portfolio. You are strongly encouraged to attend these.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Work based

This is a work-based qualification and students will be assigned an assessor from our Thurso or Alness campus for local support.

How long will my course last?

Students on this course should expect to study for 12 months.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Work Based

Start date

This course intakes in September and March each year.

Fees

Study mode  Scottish Fee RUK* Fee International Fee
Full-time £1248 £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. If the course is not completed within 18 months there will be an additional fee of £210 for a further 3 month support to complete the qualification.

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

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.

If the course is not completed within 18 months there will be an additional fee of £210 for a further 3 months support to complete the qualification.

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

  • Students should apply for funding through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland: http://www.saas.gov.uk/
  • 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 Scottish Social Services Council for senior children and young people care workers.

On successful completion of level 3, in addition to your enhanced employment opportunities, you may be able to move on to:

  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • HNC Social Services
  • BA Hons Child and Youth Studies
  • BA Hons Health and Social Studies
  • PDA Care Services' Management
  • PDA Health & Social Care Administration of Medicine
  • PDA Health and Social Care Supervision
  • CPD Leading and Managing in Care Services

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