NPA Social Services Children & Young People SCQF 6


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The NPA in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 6 introduces learners to knowledge and skills that are important in the Early Learning and Childcare and Playwork sector.

This NPA develops knowledge and understanding of Early Education and Childcare and Playwork practical, technical and transferable skills; oral, written and evaluation abilities; resource management; problem solving and planning; organisational and communication skills.


Level SCQF 6

Delivery Blended | Friday

Location Brightspace

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Throughout the course, you will study:

  • Play for children and young people
  • Communication with children and young people
  • Safeguarding of Children and Young People
  • Promote the Wellbeing and Safety of Children and Young People

Where you can go... 

After the one year NPA programme, candidates can continue to the full Foundation Apprenticeship where they will complete the SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) and engage with local employers on placement. 


Entry requirements

The NPA is suitable for learners who have not previously studied aspects of early learning, childcare and playwork or had practical experience in this sector, as well as those who have already gained some experience. Learners may benefit from previous relevant learning such as National 5 or an equivalent level.  Demonstration of experience in this sector will be considered and each application will be considered on a case by case basis supported by a satisfactory interview and reference.  Pupils will undertake PVG check as part of the entry requirements.