SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)

What is special about this course?

The Level 3 SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7 is a re-accredited qualification and replaces the SVQ 3 Children's Care Learning and Development.

Entry requirements

Students should have attained one of the following:

SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People)


SVQ 2 Children's Care Learning and Development


NC Early Education and Childcare

The Level 3 SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7 consists of 4 mandatory Units and 4 optional Units.

How will I study my course?

    Students will have the support of a tutor who will attend their workplace to observe their practice. They will also have the opportunity to meet with their tutor away from their workplace who will assist them in the completion of their portfolio of evidence and support with underpinning knowledge.

    How long will my course last?

    1 Years

    This full time course is delivered over an academic year of 34 weeks.

    Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    Please contact your local Argyll College learning centre for start dates of the course.


    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Students can progress from the Level 3 SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7 to other appropriate SVQs up to and including level 4. Students may transfer across to the adult sector by undertaking some additional units in SVQ Social Services and Healthcare. The progression route for each student will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.

    The target audience for the SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) are people who are practioners 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.

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    To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

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

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