Help make a difference to the lives of children and adults. Study for an apprenticeship in care services leadership and management and develop your career in the social services industry. You’ll learn how to provide housing support for people in need and work with children in a school environment.  

Whether you want to work with the NHS or private sector, this apprenticeship can help you progress in a career while caring for others. You’ll have the chance to develop leadership skills and put them into practice. If you’re interested in adult care, you could manage a care home as a senior social worker. You could work in residential care and help to improve a child’s confidence and wellbeing.  

What's the qualification?

You’ll gain a qualification in Care Services Leadership and Management at SCQF level 10The qualification includes:  

  • core units of an SVQ in Care Services Leadership and Management at SCQF leve10  
  • a range of optional units  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to:   

  • provide housing support for different people  
  • develop lasting bonds with your colleagues  
  • nurture and support children   
  • provide residential support   

This apprenticeship will help you develop core skills such as:   

  • communication 
  • problem-solving  
  • time management 
  • working in a team   

These transferable skills can be used for other roles such as housing support officer or residential care support.  

Where could it take me?

This apprenticeship gives you plenty of options. You could continue your education with other qualifications or progress into a full time career.  

Further study: Continue your studies at university with a degree in social care. Your experience will support the application.   

Straight to work: Use your knowledge and move into a senior social care position. You could go on to the following jobs:  

  • Senior support worker 
  • Social services manager  
  • Family placement officer  
  • Senior care coordinator  
  • Mental health social worker  
  • Residential care officer

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.   


This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.  

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