Youth Work SVQ2

What is special about this course?

The SVQ in Youth Work at level 2 is a requirement of the Scottish Social Services Council for people who are employed in the youth work field in support worker roles. The target audience for the SVQ in Youth Work are people who are support workers in all services for young people.


Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment full or part time, voluntary or paid in youth services
  • Work in a youth setting at a support level

It is a requirement by the SSSC that everyone employed in this capacity should be working towards achievement of this qualification. To achieve the level 2 SVQ in Youth Work candidates will complete four mandatory units and one optional unit. This SVQ 2 in Youth Work is work based and has a structured, but flexible, delivery.  Students are assessed in the workplace to allow you to demonstrate your competence.

The SVQ in Youth Work helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a Youth Work setting.


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Work based

Assessed in the workplace and portforlio preparation.

Drop in sessions in Thurso and Alness. 

How long will my course last?

One Year
  • Full-time: one academic year
  • Part-time: 12 months

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Dornoch
    • Work Based

Start date

  • Full-time: Intake in September each year
  • Part-time: Intakes in September and March each year


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Enhanced employment opportunities; Other relevant courses.
  • Award meets registration requirements for Scottish Social Services Council for youth workers.
    On successful completion of level 2, in addition to your enhanced employment opportunities, you may be able to move on to
  • Other relevant courses such as SVQ Level 3 Youth Work
  • NQ Health and Social Care
  • NC Early Education and Childcare
  • HNC Social Services
  • PDA Health & Social Care Administration of Medicine
  • PDA Brief Interventions for Substance Misuse

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