Childcare

SQA Care - Child Care

This page lists all qualification information available for Childcare Care through SVQs, HNC/Ds and PDAs.

Please click on the links below to take you to the specific subject pages.

Important information: As of 1 September 2016, all SVQs with an established SCQF level no longer include the SVQ level in their titles. Please note that our web pages and documents will gradually be updated over time as the SVQs are reviewed, so may still contain the existing titles. More information on SCQF levels can be found on our SCQF web page.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

SVQs

SCQF
Level

SCQF
Credit

Qualification Title

6 min = 55
max = 63
SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People)
7 min = 68
max = 93
SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)
9 min = 71
max = 101
SVQ 4 Social Services (Children and Young People)

HNC/HNDs

SCQF
Level

SCQF
Credit

Qualification Title

7 96 HNC Childhood Practice
8 240 HND Childhood Practice
 

PDAs

Lapsing

SVQs

These Qualifications are now in their lapsing period and will finish on 31/01/2016 (SVQ 2) and 31/01/2018 (SVQ 3 and 4).

Centres should note:

The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue

The qualification's content and delivery tools will remain on SQA's website until 31/01/2016 (SVQ 2) and 31/01/2018 (SVQ 3 and 4) at which point they will be removed and archived

No new centres may be approved to offer the qualifications

No candidates can be entered for the qualifications

Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualifications and results are submitted to SQA before 31/01/2016 (SVQ 2) and 31/01/2018 (SVQ 3 and 4) 

SCQF
Level

SCQF
Credit

Qualification Title

5 min = 54
max = 65
SVQ 2 Children's Care Learning and Development
7 min = 96
max = 123
SVQ 3 Children's Care Learning and Development
9 min = 98
max = 141
SVQ 4 Children's Care Learning and Development

HNC/HNDs

SCQF
Level

SCQF
Credit

Qualification Title

7 96 HNC Early Education and Childcare