National Progression Award Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF level 6

National Progression Award Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF level 6

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 6 introduces learners to knowledge and skills that are important in the Early Education and Childcare and Playwork sector.

This NPA develops knowledge and understanding of Early Education and Childcare and Playwork practical, technical and transferable skills; oral, written and evaluation abilities; resource management; problem solving and planning; organisational and communication skills.

The NPA Social Services, Children and Young People is a combination of assessment and practice based experience: introducing key learning themes that can be a basis for a career working with Children and Young People. It is also a requirement of the Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services, Children and Young People at SCQF Level 6  and assists with  the underpinning knowledge of the SVQ 2 Social Services: Children and Young People mandatory units. The SVQ 2  is the benchmark qualification for registration with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a support worker.

This qualification covers areas such as play for children and young people, the safeguarding of children and young people, communicating with children and young people, development of children and young people, promoting the wellbeing and safety of children and young people.

The qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school or who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for a long period of time
  • individuals who are currently in employment and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes
  • learners who want to study at a pace and style that they determine
  • employees who want to develop their careers
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements
  • employers who wish their employees to take part in short continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, it is recommended for learners entering the level 6 award to have completed some training at level 5.

Employment and progression

The level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • SCQF level 7
  • an HNC/HND in Early Education and Childcare or related area
  • an SVQ in the Social Services( Children and Young People) sector
  • an SVQ in Playwork
  • employment in the Early Learning and Childcare sector, perhaps as a Early Learning and Childcare Assistant or as a Playwork Assistant

Qualification structure

Group Award Code: GL79 46 (24 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Social Services (Children and Young People at SCQF level 6 consists of 5 mandatory Units (24 SCQF credit points).

NPA Social Services (Children and Young People) GL79 46 (465 KB)

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Qualification structure

Group Award Code: GL79 46 (24 SCQF credit points)

The NPA Social Services (Children and Young People at SCQF level 6 consists of 5 mandatory Units (24 SCQF credit points).

NPA Social Services (Children and Young People) GL79 46 (465 KB)

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How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed and open-book assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and Evidence Requirements for each Unit.

Assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre’s discretion.

Qualification Verification Summary Report

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Qualification Verification Summary Report  (200 KB)

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