Every child deserves the best start in life to grow up happy, healthy and confident. You can help make sure this happens.
With this Foundation Apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of different childcare roles. Look after young children as a nanny, nursery worker or childminder. Organise fun activities which help young people build their self esteem as a playworker. Give children and their families vital support as a social worker.
In Scotland, over 203,000 people work in social services. The number of jobs are still growing, and there are great opportunities for progression, too.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People), which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
For your National Progression Award, your topics will be:
To achieve your SVQ units, you’ll be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll learn how to:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:
These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options: it’s up to you where you go next.
You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship at school, alongside your other subjects. You'll spend time learning at a learning provider, such as a college, and with an employer on a practical work placement. It'll give your career a head-start, and look great on your CV.
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
First, use the search tool at the bottom of the page to find out if this subject is available at your school. Next, fill out the form to let us know you're interested, and we'll get back to you with more information.