Children and Young People SVQ4 (SCQF Level 9) Open Assessment

Children and Young People SVQ4 (SCQF Level 9) Open Assessment

Training for Care is now delivering the SVQ Level 4 Award in Childcare!

The Social Services Children and Young People SCQF 9 Award (SVQ4) is suitable for managers and deputy managers in a day care service where you are involved in leading a team. Managers must have a leadership role and have responsibilities for a team of childcare practitioners.

The qualification is delivered using VQFolio’s e-portfolio system enabling experienced and motivated candidates with internet access to work through the qualification more independently, but with guidance and observation visits from a TfC assessor, and within the usual timeframe of approximately 16 -18 months. 

Start Date
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Application End Date
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Course Length
16-18 months


  • SAAS Part Time Fee Grant. The maximum grant award is currently £1014 – Course fee with full grant award is £1186. We will provide with guidance on how to apply for the PTFG following successful interview.


Candidates must

  • Be working at a level that will enable them to complete an SCQF Level 9 award e.g. working as a manager/lead practitioner, have involvement in policy writing, planning for inspections and leading a team.
  • have access to a PC or laptop with word software and internet access (tablets and smartphones are not sufficient)


The course comprises of 4 mandatory units and 4 options units, however additional units can be included (at an additional cost) to achieve 120 credits towards a BA in Childhood Practice.

Training for Care Inputs

  • Workplace visits for observation and candidate support
  • SQA registration and certification; TfC internal verification and standardisation
  • All SQA manuals, TfC learning materials, and award stationery

Workplace Support Requirements

  • Authentication of reflective accounts
  • Witness testimony of candidate performance by a qualified staff member
  • Liaison with peripatetic assessor

Candidate Requirements

  • Candidates will use the VQFolio on-line portfolio system (full training will be given)
  • Availability for workplace visits
  • Commitment to written work and private study appropriate to an SCQF level 9 qualification

Awarding Body


What is VQFolio?

VQFolio is an online portfolio system for distance learning, support and assessment. It facilitates prompt communication between candidate and assessor, gives on-line access to planning guidelines and learning materials and access to an on-line forum for candidates.

To apply please download an application form and return it to us, alternatively contact us if you need more information.