Social Services (Children and Young People)

Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


This SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) Level 9 course is ideal for you if you work in residential, day or home care settings, family support, nursery or education settings, and are involved in a broad range of complex, technical or professional work activities. Your current job will be performed in a wide variety of contexts and with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. You will often be responsible for the work of others and for allocating resources. Your job title may be Assistant Manager, Depute Manager or Manager.

Maintain Effective Communication Systems and Practices; Promote Health, Safety and Security; Lead Practice that Promotes the Safeguarding of Children and Young People; Develop Your Own Knowledge and Practice through Reflection and Learning; Four optional units to be selected.

There will be on-site assessment and you will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

You must be employed within Social Services, Social Care, Childcare or Education at a senior level to enrol on this course.
You must be in employment within Social Services, Social Care, Childcare or Education at senior level.
Your current job role must include a range of complex, primarily non-routine tasks for which you have considerable responsibility and autonomy.

Progression Routes

Further leadership and management qualifications, such as the PDA in Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9.

Start Date





at SCQF Level 9

Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years


Early Learning and Childcare

SCQF Level