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Social Services Children and Young People

MA Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Individuals must be in continuous employment in a Children and Young people setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 3 months' experience. They must have a sound understanding of current guidance and frameworks, legislation, policies and procedures applicable to the work setting.

Selection for the course will be by interview.

Course content
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 8 units(4 mandatory and 4 optional).

The mandatory units are as follows:

  • Support effective communication
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
  • Support the safeguarding of children
  • Develop your own knowledge and practice

In addition to the above, 4 further units must be chosen from a number of options.

More information on the MA Social Services Children and Young People Framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) website.

Qualifications achieved

Each apprentice is required to achieve the following qualification:
Social Services Children & Young People SCQF Level 7 GH5W 23

Core skills
Each apprentice is required to achieve the following core skills:

•  Information and Communication Technology SCQF Level 5
•  Numeracy SCQF Level 5

The programmes should take 12 months to complete. Candidates will be
work-based and are reviewed by an assessor every 10-13 weeks
throughout the duration of the programme. 
Future prospects
This qualification is recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council for registration requirements.

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