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This Technical Apprenticeship is suitable for experienced employees within the social services sector who are working in, or want to progress to, senior positions. It’s suitable for employees in the private sector, a local authority, the third sector or the NHS. After completion, the qualification allows them to carry out supervisory and managerial roles.

The qualification

SCQF level 9

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 9 in Social Services and Healthcare.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed SCQF level 7 Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

This Technical Apprenticeship qualifies workers to be recognised as supervisors or managers in areas across the sector.

Employees can progress to the SCQF Level 10 apprenticeship in Leadership and Management in Care Services or transfer into the Social Services (Children and Young People) route.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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Call our advisers to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

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