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Practice qualification

  • Any qualification in the practitioner in a day care of children service category

One of the following practice qualifications:

  • National Certificate in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6

Qualifications also accepted

  • BA (Hons) Social Work (or equivalent)
  • HNC Additional Support Needs (Supporting the Individual)
  • PDA Education Support Assistance at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ Playwork at SCQF Level 6

Qualifications meeting requirements of other regulatory bodies:

  • A qualification meeting the registration requirements for the following professional groups regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council:
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Art, Music and Drama Therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Speech and Language Therapists
    • Practitioner Psychologists
  • A qualification meeting the registration requirements of the General Teaching Council (Scotland), Nursing and Midwifery Council or the General Medical Council.
  • Degree/Diploma in Community Education as recognised by the Standards Council for Community Learning and Development for Scotland Approvals Committee.

Please note we’re currently reviewing our approach to accepting qualifications which have been accepted by another regulatory body. If you have any questions about this or your qualifications being suitable for SSSC registration please email enquiries@sssc.uk.com  

Legacy qualifications (past qualifications we continue to accept)

  • BA Childhood or Early Childhood Studies
  • Certificate in Early Years Practice (Open University)
  • Early Years Developing Practice (The OU module E100)
  • Group of 21 credits from the SCOTVEC/SQA National Certificate child care units listed in list A (previously recognised for the purposes of pre-registration with the Scottish Child Care Education Board)
  • National Certificate Group Award in Early Education and Child Care (Higher) (SQA)
  • NVQ Children's Care Learning and Development (Level 2)
  • PDA Classroom Assistant
  • SVQ 2 Caring for Children and Young People, plus SVQ units 
    • H5L6 04 (SCDCCLD0203) Support the development of children and young people
    • H5L8 04 (SCDCCLD0206) Support children’s learning through play
  • SVQ/NVQ 2 Childcare and Education
  • SVQ 2 Children's Care Learning and Development at SCQF Level 5
  • SVQ 3 Children's Care Learning and Development at SCQF Level 7
  • SVQ 2 Classroom Assistant
  • SVQ 3 Classroom Assistant
  • SVQ/NVQ 2 Early Years Care and Education
  • SVQ 2 Playwork at SCQF Level 6