Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services Children and Young People

Female Modern Apprentice Sarah sits with a book in a nursery surrounded by mothers

All children and young people deserve the best possible start in life – no matter what their circumstances are.

This sector is about making sure they get it, and grow up to be happy and confident.

A Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Social Services – Children and Young People could get you started in a rewarding career.

The Foundation Apprenticeship

An FA Social Services – Children and Young People helps you discover what a career working with young people would be like, and if it’s right for you – while you're still at school. You’ll try different job roles, shadow experienced staff, or do a special project. You’ll build the practical skills and experience you need to do the job well.

What qualifications will I gain?

You’ll be assessed throughout your FA Social Services – Children and Young People. At the end, you’ll achieve a Foundation Apprenticeship (Group Award) in Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF Level 6, which includes:

  • Four units from the SVQ2 in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6 
  • A National Progression Award in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6

Where could it take me?

With an FA Social Services Children and Young People you could:

  • Gain entry to the Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6
  • Gain entry onto the Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7
  • Explore options for a related Graduate Level Apprenticeship
  • Continue your studies at college or university
  • Go straight into a job in the children’s social services sector

 

The graphic explores where an FA could take you. It can lead on to an MA in Social Services, or a college or uni course in social services. Typical jobs include early years assistant, residential child care worker or teaching. Skills gained include work readiness, numeracy skills, working with others, problem solving, organisational skills, and time management

In 'Aberdeen City' this Foundation Apprenticeship is available at:

North East College, Aberdeen City Campus