Social Services - Children and Young People (SCQF Level 6) SVQ

What is special about this course?

This SVQ allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work. This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council: Skills for Care and Development to ensure relevance to the sector. This SVQ is suitable for individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification. The target audience for this SVQ are people who are support workers in early years settings and residential/daycare for children and young people. It is a requirement by the SSSC that everyone employed in this capacity should be working towards achievement of this qualification.

Entry requirements

Entry is at the discretion of the college.

Candidates must be based in a workplace working at support worker level.

The course consists of 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units.


Mandatory units:

• Support Effective Communication

• Support the Health and Safety of Yourself and Individuals

• Support the Safeguarding of Children

• Develop Your Own Knowledge and Practice

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Work based

How long will my course last?

18 months maximum

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

Variable start dates. Please contact Moray College UHI for more information on start dates.


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Students on part-time courses may be eligible for ILA 200


Costs will depend on the units undertaken.  Please contact Admin Services for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Candidates can progress to other appropriate SVQs. The progression route for each candidate will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College 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.