SVQ 3 Social Services
Children and Young People
at SCQF Level 7
SVQ 3 Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF Level 7
The SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7 is a work-based qualification. The qualification demonstrates competence in job-related skills and has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care and Development to ensure relevance to the sector
SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7 Overview
The course is ideal for people, working as support workers and practitioners in early years settings and/or residential/day-care for children and young people. It is designed for people who already have some experience and who work without direct supervision and take some responsibility for care planning.
What will I study?
You complete four mandatory units, which are the same for every candidate.
These units reflect core values and ethics which are expected to be demonstrated by every worker.
Promote effective communication
Promote health, safety, and security in the work setting
Develop your practice through reflection and learning
Promote the safeguarding of children and young people
Can I study individual units?
Yes, of course you can. It’s a great way to update Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plans, as you can evidence competence in a new role.
How will I be assessed?
To gain the SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7 you will complete 4 mandatory and 4 optional units.
Assessment will be in the form of reflective accounts which evidence your knowledge, and practical and observed assignments.
Your assessor provides constructive feedback every time evidence is submitted by a candidate, and you will work together to formulate plans providing clear direction for the assignment.
Your assessor confirms achievement when all evidence requirements are fully met and then the portfolio of evidence is verified at the assessment centre. This is a mandatory quality assurance process determined by the awarding body, SQA.
Are there any limits for assessment?
No, assessment is formative, which means, ongoing until the requirements are fully satisfied. There is no limit to the number of times evidence is assessed and no set number of pieces of evidence required.
What support will I receive?
Supportive Solutions will fully support you throughout the course. You will be allocated a dedicated assessor, who will be your main point of contact throughout the course. Your assessor will support you in building your portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and competence.
At your induction meeting, your assessor will spend time with you to go through the course requirements and outline the steps you will need to take. You’ll be provided with an induction booklet, that acts as an additional point of guidance. Your assessor will chat with you about study skills and provide advice on assessment techniques.
We’ll work with you to make sure you get the most out of your vocational training. Through undertaking an SVQ, you’ll gain an understanding of what areas of your job you do really well, and what areas may require a little more thought.
You’ll be allocated a dedicated assessor, who will guide you through the requirements and will be set a timetable of meetings, that can be face to face or virtual. You’ll have an induction session and be provided with an induction booklet, that outlines the course and provides extra information and handy hints and tips for successfully completing the course.
SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7
You need meet the following criteria:
Employed within a social care setting, working with children and young people
Minimum of 6 months experience within the social care sector
Support of a manager to undertake the award
There are no formal academic requirements
Upon successful completion of this course, you will achieve a recognised, fully accredited qualification SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7.
The SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7 is ideal if you want to progress to an SCQF level 8 (HND Level) or a degree level course.
Supportive Solutions is an approved SAAS funding centre.
Funding is available for the SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7 qualification.
You need to meet certain eligibility criteria, for example, earning an average gross (before tax and National Insurance) income of £25,000 a year or less, including bonuses and overtime.
Visit the funding calculator guide to check your eligibility.
Full details can be found on the SAAS website