Social Services (Children and Young People)

Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


This is the course 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: Communication; Health and Safety; Safeguarding of Children and Young People; Developing Your Own Knowledge and Practice; Two Optional Units to be selected.

Assessment will be onsite and you will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

You must be in employment within a social service, social care or healthcare setting. Your current job role must include a range of skilled, varied, primarily routine tasks for which you have some responsibility. Your role should also include some non-routine tasks.

Progression Routes

SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7 or relevant HNC.

You will be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a support practitioner and be employed in a setting working with children and young people.

Start Date

Various start dates




at SCQF Level 6

Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years


Social Care, Counselling and Communities

SCQF Level