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Social Services For Children & Young People (SP) NPA

(SCQF level 6)

Health, Social Care & Early Education, Education and Humanities

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

21st Aug 2023, 30 weeks


City Campus


£ 0


Please Note

This is a school-college partnership course.  We can only accept online applications from Glasgow City school students (S4-S6).  If you attend a different school please use the Contact Us button to get in touch.


This introductory course will provide you with real life skills, opportunities for career planning and the enhancement of employment prospects within children and young people’s services.  

You will learn about the perspectives of child development and a variety of influences and circumstances that may affect their development. 

You’ll consider the importance and benefits of play and develop your understanding of how adults can support play. 

You will investigate different methods of communication with children and young people. You’ll identify barriers to communication and ways they can be overcome.  

You will examine the wellbeing and safety of children and young people and the adult’s role in ensuring their safety.  You will consider different types of risk, harm and exploitation, together with signs and symptoms that might indicate they are occurring.  

The qualification also meets the National Occupation Standards for employers. 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • This course would suit caring, considerate and compassionate students with a genuine desire to work in the childcare sector, who hold five National 5s at Grade C or above.  

What you study

  • Communication with Children & Young People. 
  • Safeguarding of Children & Young People. 
  • Promote the Wellbeing & safety of Children & Young People.
  • Development of Children & Young People. 
  • Play for Children & Young People. 

After the course


Education, Health Workers and Social Services are all within the top five employing occupations in Scotland, and this is projected to continue to be the case for the foreseeable future.  

This course could prove to be the first step to many careers within this sector including Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner, Primary School Teacher or working with parents and families.  

Continuing Study 

Successful completion of this Foundation Apprenticeship allows you access to a varied progression path.  You can undertake an HNC in Childhood Practice, Healthcare Practice or Social Services.  You can also progress into a diverse range of University degrees. 

Explore the Full Course Progression Pathway. 


How the course is taught

The teaching and learning method takes a student-centred approach, where you are encouraged to develop a critical approach to your studies.  

Assessment methods

The course is assessed using a range of approaches including case studies, investigations, presentations and the submission of written work.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    21st Aug 2023, 30 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 0