Social Services:
Children and Young People


City of Glasgow College, City Campus and Glasgow Kelvin College, Blairtummock Campus


SCQF Level 6


Year 1
All day Tuesday at college
All day Thursday shared between college and work placement

Course Outline Entry Requirements Course Content Progression

Course Outline

Social service workers include people working in social work and in social care settings such as care home services for adults and community care, and in early years settings such as nurseries or out of school care clubs. There are many different career opportunities and career pathways across this range of settings and possibilities for entry at several levels. Job roles in children’s services include play or nursery assistant, play leader, nursery officer, childhood practitioner, and out of school co-ordinator.

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services – Children and Young People is for pupils in S6. Students will develop an understanding of how children develop and learn, play and child protection. Students will also complete part of the SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) for which they will undertake a work placement.

Entry Requirements

Candidates intending to leave school at the end of S6 with minimum of one or more Highers incl. English and Nat 5’s. Essential criteria as follows:

  • Achieved National 5 English (A-C) by end of S5
  • Achieved or working towards Higher English (A-C) by end of S6
  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check

Course Content

National Progression Award in Social Services (Children and Young People)
• Safeguarding of Children and Young People
• Play for Children and Young People
• Communication with Children and Young People
• Development of Children and Young People
• Promote the Wellbeing and Safety of Children and Young People

SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) (Part of)
• Support Effective Communication
• Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
• Develop your own knowledge and practice
• Support the safeguarding of children


• Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services
• HNC/D in childhood practice
• University