Social Services (Children and Young People)

North Highland College UHI


Alness Campus


This SCQF Level 9 award is required by managers of care settings as a second qualification for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council, or for managers who do not already possess a health and social care qualification. This includes care settings such as care homes, residential care or care at home services for children and young people.

Mandatory subjects include:
Promote the wellbeing and protection of children and young people; Develop and maintain healthy and safe practices in the workplace; Continuing professional development of self and others; Promote and maintain effective systems for communication.

You will also study four optional units.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have SVQ at SCQF Level 7 and be working in a management position. For information on the SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7. Please contact the college at which you wish to study.

Progression Routes

Degree level study

Start Date

September, January




at SCQF Level 9

Study Method

Part time (work based)

Course Length

18 months


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level