Youth Work SVQ2

What is special about this course?

Candidates will develop skills and knowledge to carry out best practices in youth work, eg:

  • helping young people feel safe and grow in confidence and self esteem
  • valuing young people as individuals and treating them, their thoughts, opinions and ideas seriously

This is a full time course with with work experience built in to the course.

Entry requirements

At the discretion of the centre but it would be advisable if candidates had completed the short full time course -Working in the Community.

Applications will be sought from people who are already working in either voluntary or paid positions in areas such as local authorities, prison service, youth workers or uniformed organisations.


To achieve the SVQ 2 Youth Work candidates will complete 4 mandatory and 1 optional units along with a work experience placement.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Candidates will attend college 2 days per week to gain the underpinning knowledge for the qualification and will attend a work placement for 3 days to gain the experience of working with young people.

SVQs are competency based qualifications where students gather evidence of competence in a work situation and theory based knowledge in college.

All performance evidence must come from real workplace practice in Youth Work as the use of simulation is not allowed for these qualifications.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of SVQ 2 you may be eligible to progress to SVQ3 Youth Work.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Youth Work SVQ2

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.