Community Justice: Working with Offending Behaviour

Community Justice: Working with Offending Behaviour

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Community Justice: Working with Offending Behaviour at SCQF level 7 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification includes supporting and encouraging individuals in addressing their offending behaviour, promoting effective communication, developing practice through reflection and learning, promoting health, safety and security in the work setting, promoting the safeguarding of children and young people, and promoting the safeguarding of individuals.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Skills for Health and Justice Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector.

This SVQ is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set and published by Skills for Health and Justice. The standards provide an accurate and detailed definition of what candidates must know, understand and be able to do.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Learners will gain an internationally recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully. Employers will also benefit from their employees being proficient.

As assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • employees who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.

 

Progression

This SCQF level 7 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC in Social Services
  • an SVQ in Social Services/Social Services (CYP) at SCQF level 7
  • degree level study at a higher education institution

Approval

Centres interested in offering this qualification require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide. The specific delivery requirements are set out in the assessment strategy.

How to assess

For general information on how to assess this qualification, please refer to the document Guidance on how to assess SVQs. For detailed guidance on how to assess this particular SVQ, please refer to the assessment strategy.

Qualification content and delivery tools

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Qualification Structure

Group award code: GL7F 23

The SVQ Community Justice: Working with Offending Behaviour at SCQF level 7 consists of five mandatory units and three optional units.

For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure.

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Core Skills signposting

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group award code: GD65 23

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31.07.2020.

 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 31.07.2020 at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  • No candidates can be entered for the qualification
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before 31.07.2020.

 

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Unit Downloads

Mandatory Units

Candidates must complete Five Mandatory Units.

Candidates must complete all Three of the following Units:

One Unit should be chosen from the units listed below, individuals need to choose against their job role. To achieve any of the HSC units they must also demonstrate they have applied the principles of care outlined in these units.

A minimum of One and a maximum of Two units should be chosen from the units listed below:

Optional Units

Candidates must complete a minimum of Two and a maximum of Three Optional Units.

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