Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ2

What is special about this course?

The SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) is the replacement qualification for the SVQ 2 Children's Care Learning and Development (CCLD).

This qualification covers a wide range of knowledge and skills required by those working with children of all ages and with differing needs in a range of childcare settings.

Entry requirements

  • Current or previous experience working in a childcare setting. 

  • Successful completion of 'Towards a Career in Childcare'                                                              

  • You must be willing to attend placement

  • You must be willing to undergo a PVG check

The Level 2 SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 6 consists of 4 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

As a full time student you will attend college for two days per week and be supported to write reflective accounts of your experiences at work. You will be supported with the knowledge element required to underpin your practice.

How long will my course last?

1 Years

This course is delivered over one academic year of 34 weeks.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for details of start 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 from the Level 2 SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 6 to other appropriate SVQs up to and including level 4. The progression route for each student will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.

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