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SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) Level 9

Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 years


This SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) Level 9 course is ideal for you if you work in residential, day or home care settings, family support, nursery or education settings, and are involved in a broad range of complex, technical or professional work activities. Your current job will be performed in a wide variety of contexts and with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. You will often be responsible for the work of others and for allocating resources. Your job title may be Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager or Manager.

What will I learn?

  • Maintain effective communication systems and practices
  • Promote health, safety and security
  • Lead practice that promotes the safeguarding of children and young people
  • Develop your own knowledge and practice through reflection and learning
  • Four optional units to be selected.

There will be an on-site assessment and you will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence.

This course has flexible start dates.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • You must be employed within Social Services, Social Care, Childcare or Education at a senior level to enrol on this course.
  • you must be in employment within Social Services, Social Care, Childcare or Education at the senior level
  • your current job role must include a range of complex, primarily non-routine tasks for which you have considerable responsibility and autonomy.

Jobs and further study

  • this course may provide evidence or underpinning knowledge for further leadership and management qualifications, such as the PDA in Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9
  • you may be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Lead Practitioner/Manager and must be in employment in a leadership or management role

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3770