Youth Justice

Youth Justice

SQA offers Youth Justice at Level 3.

This SVQ  is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set and published by the Sector Skills Council for the sector, skillsforjustice

The standards provide an accurate and detailed definition of what candidates must know, understand and be able to do.  This SVQ  will enable those working in this sector to develop the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competence in their job role.


Centres interested in offering this qualification should come forward for approval and 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 (510 KB). The specific delivery requirements are set out in the Assessment Strategy.

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Unit code: DK38 04 (HSC386)
Title: Assist in the Transfer of Individuals Between Agencies and Services
Download: DK38 04 (HSC386)

Unit code: DK3J 04 (GE13)
Title: Carry Out Assessment to Identify and Prioritise Needs Associated with Substance Misuse
Download: DK3J 04 (GE13) (140 KB)

Unit code: DK3N 04 (GE5)
Title: Carry Out Screening and Referral Assessment
Download: DK3N 04 (GE5) (100 KB)

Unit code: DK7D 04 (GE12)
Title: Help Individuals Address their Substance use through an Action Plan
Download: DK7D 04 (GE12) (126 KB)

Unit code: DP6W 04 (HD7)
Title: Provide Learning Opportunities for Colleagues
Download: DP6W 04 (HD7) (110 KB)

Unit code: DR3W 04 (HD5)
Title: Allocate and Check Work in Your Team
Download: DR3W 04 (HD5) (106 KB)

Unit code: DR4A 04 (HD1)
Title: Develop Productive Working Relationships with Colleagues
Download: DR4A 04 (HD1) (92 KB)

Unit code: DR5F 04 (HE1)
Title: Manage a Budget
Download: DR5F 04 (HE1) (96 KB)

Unit code: DR5J 04 (HF1)
Title: Manage a Project
Download: DR5J 04 (HF1) (116 KB)

Unit code: DR67 04 (HA2)
Title: Manage your own Resources and Professional Development
Download: DR67 04 (HA2) (119 KB)

Unit code: F2SP 04 (AG1)
Title: Maintain Personal Security and Safety, and be Alert to the Security of Others
Download: F2SP 04 (AG1) (101 KB)

Unit code: F297 04 (AA1)
Title: Promote Equality and Value Diversity
Download: F297 04 (AA1) (95 KB)

Unit code: F299 04 (AF1)
Title: Ensure your own Actions Reduce Risks to Health and Safety
Download: F299 04 (AF1) (126 KB)

Unit code: F79A 04 (GA7)
Title: Communicate and Engage with Children, Young People, and their Families and Carers
Download: F79A 04 (GA7) (132 KB)

Unit code: F9PP 04 (BB3)
Title: Identify Individuals at Risk of Committing Anti-social Behaviour or Offending
Download: F9PP 04 (BB3) (82 KB)

Unit code: F9PV 04 (EA6)
Title: Obtain Information from the Individual Regarding their Behaviour
Download: F9PV 04 (EA6) (124 KB)

Unit code: F9PW 04 (EA8)
Title: Assess Individuals for the Principal Types and Levels of Risk Associated with their Problematic Behaviour
Download: F9PW 04 (EA8) (126 KB)

Unit code: F9PX 04 (EA9)
Title: Assist in the Assessment of Individuals
Download: F9PX 04 (EA9) (105 KB)

Unit code: F9PY 04 (ED5)
Title: Develop Intervention Plans for Individuals which Address Risk Factors and Enhance Protective Factors
Download: F9PY 04 (130 KB)

Unit code: F9R1 04 (GB12)
Title: Work with Families and Carers towards Addressing Individuals' Problematic Behaviour
Download: F9R1 04 (GB12) (123 KB)

Unit code: F9R2 04 (EC8)
Title: Support and Encourage Individuals in Addressing their Problematic Behaviour
Download: F9R2 04 (EC8) (104 KB)

Unit code: F9R3 04 (EC9)
Title: Address the Challenging Behaviour of Individuals
Download: F9R3 04 (EC9) (122 KB)

Unit code: F9R4 04 (GI1)
Title: Prepare and Provide Development Activities for Individuals
Download: F9R4 04 (GI1) (120 KB)

Unit code: F9R5 04 (BB2)
Title: Model Pro-social Behaviour when Working with Individuals
Download: F9R5 04 (BB2) (107 KB)

Unit code: F9R6 04 (GI3)
Title: Help Individuals to Develop Relationships and to Live with Others
Download: F9R6 04 (GI3) (100 KB)

Unit code: F9R7 04 (GB14)
Title: Provide Support and Care to Individuals
Download: F9R7 04 (GB14) (96 KB)

Unit code: F9R8 04 (GC13)
Title: Maintain the Safety, Security and Welfare of Individuals at Risk of Offending/Reoffending
Download: F9R8 04 (GC13) (106 KB)

Unit code: F9R9 04 (GA8)
Title: Assist Individuals to use Agencies and Services
Download: F9R9 04 (GA8) (98 KB)

Unit code: F9RA 04 (GB11)
Title: Assist Individuals to Establish Effective Support Networks
Download: F9RA 04 (GB11) (101 KB)

Unit code: F9RC 04 (FI4)
Title: Support Individuals Towards their Resettlement in the Community from a Custodial Environment
Download: F9RC 04 (FI4) (116 KB)

Unit code: F9RD 04 (F15)
Title: Assist in Monitoring the Progress of those Released on Licence
Download: F9RD 04 (F15) (96 KB)

Unit code: F2AC 04 (GC5)
Title: Develop Control for People who are a Risk to Themselves or Others
Download: F2AC 04 (GC5) (120 KB)

Unit code: F9RF 04 (FK1)
Title: Address Breaches of Electronically Monitored Curfew Orders made Alongside Community Orders
Download: F9RF 04 (FK1) (88 KB)

Unit code: F9RG 04 (ED9)
Title: Monitor and Evaluate the Impact of Intervention Programmes for Individuals
Download: F9RG 04 (ED9) (108 KB)

Unit code: F9RH 04 (EB4)
Title: Use Statutory Powers to Enforce Interventions
Download: F9RH 04 (EB4) (105 KB)

Unit code: F9RJ 04 (EB5)
Title: Supervise and Enforce Interventions in the Community
Download: F9RJ 04 (EB5) (105 KB)

Unit code: F9RK 04 (AD5)
Title: Promote Multi-agency Working at Agencies' Meetings
Download: F9RK 04 (AD5) (97 KB)

Unit code: F9RM 04 (HF29)
Title: Assist in Identifying the Potential for Agency Development and in Promoting its Services
Download: F9RM 04 (HF29) (104 KB)

Unit code: F9RN 04 (HF30)
Title: Co-ordinate Programmes Involving Several Agencies
Download: F9RN 04 (HF30) (116 KB)

Unit code: F9E3 04 (GC4)
Title: Assess Risk of Harm and the Need for Intervention
Download: F9E3 04 (GC4) (102 KB)

Unit code: F9RL 04 (DA8)
Title: Prepare and Present Verbal and Written Information at Courts and Meetings
Download: F9RL 04 (DA8) (88 KB)

Unit code: F9R0 04 (ED6)
Title: Assist in Developing Intervention Plans for those at Risk of Offending/Reoffending
Download: F9R0 04 (ED6) (103 KB)

Unit code: F9RP 04 (EC10)
Title: Manage the Transition of Young Offenders from the Youth Justice System
Download: F9RP 04 (EC10) (96 KB)

Unit code: F9RR 04 (DJ101)
Title: Assess the Circumstances of an Incident towards Identifying a Resorative Response
Download: F9RR 04 (DJ101) (128 KB)

Unit code: F9RT 04 (DJ203)
Title: Implement and Monitor Agreed Outcomes from a Restorative Process
Download: F9RT 04 (DJ203) (112 KB)

Unit code: F9RV 04 (DJ204)
Title: Facilitate Informal Restorative Processes
Download: F9RV 04 (DJ204) (107 KB)

Unit code: F9RW 04 (DJ205)
Title: Evaluate the Outcomes from a Restorative Process
Download: F9RW 04 (DJ205) (99 KB)

Unit code: F9RX 04 (DJ302)
Title: Contribute to the Promotion of Restorative Practice
Download: F9RX 04 (DJ302) (96 KB)

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