Social Services (Children and Young People) PT SVQ2

What is special about this course?

This is a recognised qualification and on completion of the course the student can apply for jobs in an early years support worker role or progress onto Social Services Children and Young People SCQF Level 7.

Entry requirements

This is a work based course and you should already be employed in a suitable childcare setting.

This vocational course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work with children and young people 0 – 21 years in a variety of settings and to qualify the student to work in a support role. You will gain an international recognised qualification which guarantees that you have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out your role successfully.

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

Category 1 PVG course: PVG Scheme membership is required to successfully achieve target qualification, where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in key elements of the course. For further information visit this webpage.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Students will have the support of a tutor who will attend their workplace to observe their practice, and assist them in the completion of their portfolio of evidence and support with underpinning knowledge.

How long will my course last?


The course will be completed over 2 academic years.

Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI
    • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Lochgilphead Learning Centre
    • Oban Learning Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre
    • Local Centres

Start date

The course will start beginning of September of each year. Please contact your local centre for more details on precise dates.


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

Upon successful completion, students will gain a recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

Students can progress onto Social Services Children and Young People SCQF Level 7, depending on their job role and level of responsibility.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2021/22

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.