This course is for you if you work in residential, day or home care settings, family support, nursery or education settings. You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your understanding of theory, principles and practices.
Units include: Effective Communication; Health, Safety and Security; Safeguarding of Individuals; Developing Your Own Knowledge and Practice through Reflection and Learning; Four optional units to be selected.
There will be onsite assessment and you will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence.
You must be in employment within a social service, social care or healthcare setting. Your current job role must include a range of complex, primarily non-routine tasks for which you have considerable responsibility and autonomy.
You could progress to SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 9, if you gained a care worker post with a higher level of responsibility, or to the PDA in Childhood Practice SCQF Level 8.
You will be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a practitioner and be employed in a social service, social care, family support, nursery or education healthcare setting.
Various start dates
at SCQF Level 7
Part time (day release)
Social Care and Counselling