Youth Work SVQ3

What is special about this course?

This SVQ 3 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 within a youth work setting.

This award meets registration requirements for Scottish Social Services Council for Youth Workers. The SVQ in Youth Work helps to develop skills and knowledge already gained in a Youth Work setting.

Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment full or part time, voluntary or paid, in youth services at a supervisory/managerial level
  • You should ideally hold the SVQ2 qualification and work in at supervisory level
  • Full-time students: successful completion of the NC Early Education and Childcare, NQ Health & Social Care or relevant work experience

To achieve the qualification, candidates will complete five mandatory units and three optional units.

Mandatory unit are:

  • Facilitate Young People's Exploration of Their Values and Beliefs
  • Enable Young People to Work Effectively in Groups
  • Enable Young People to Use Their Learning to Evaluate and Enhance Their Future Development
  • Fulfil the Legal Regulatory and Ethical Requirements Relevant to Youth Work
  • Develop Productive Working Relationships with Colleagues

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Work based

You will be supported in the workplace and will be allocated an assessor who will mentor you and assist you to prepare your portfolio of evidence. Drop-in sessions in Alness and Thurso are also available to help you gather evidence and prepare your portfolio.  You are strongly encouraged to attend these.

This SVQ can be studied as a full time student, where you will undertake four days equivalent work placement, preparing you for a career within a youth work setting, plus one days attendance at College.


How long will my course last?


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

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness

Start date

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

Fees

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

Funding

  • Full-time: students should apply for full-time bursary funding
  • Part-time: students should apply for funding through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland  http://www.saas.gov.uk/
  • The College has a limited number of Modern Apprenticeships available for this award

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 3, in addition to your enhanced employment opportunities, you may be able to move on to

  • HNC Social Services
  • BA Hons Child & Youth Studies
  • BA Hons Health Studies
  • PDA Care Services' Management
  • PDA Health & Social Care Administration of Medicine
  • PDA Health and Social Care Supervision
  • CPD Leading and Managing Care Services
  • PDA Brief Interventions for Substance Misuse

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