Social Services (Children and Young People)

Dundee and Angus College


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This is a work-based qualification and all evidence produced must be in relation to the individual's job role and responsibility.

The award is made up of eight units, four of which are mandatory. Mandatory units: Maintain effective communication systems and practice; Lead practice for health and safety in the work setting; Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of yourself and others; Lead practice that promotes the safeguarding of children and young people.

In addition to the above four further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.

Entry Requirements

Individuals must be in employment for a minimum of 16 hours per week (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 1 year's experience. The course will provide evidence of an individual's competency in all aspects of managing/supervising Children and Young People Services. Candidates must have a sound understanding of The National Care Standards, Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice, Guidance and Frameworks, legislation and work place policies and procedures. Selection for the course will be by interview.

Progression Routes

This qualification is recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council for registration requirements.

Start Date





at SCQF Level 9

Study Method

Part time (work based)

Course Length

16 weeks


Children and Young People

SCQF Level