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This Technical Apprenticeship is suitable for employees who have completed the SCQF level 7 in social services (Children and Young People). It helps build the skills within your business so staff are ready to take on higher level jobs.

The qualification

SCQF level 9

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 9 in Social Services (Children and Young People)

Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed SCQF level 7 Modern Apprenticeship, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

Employees who complete this Technical Apprenticeship will have the skills they need to take on supervisory/managerial roles in a range of services across the sector.

Alternatively, they will be able to study for additional management awards such as SCQF level 10 Leadership and Management of Care Services, or a degree or SCQF level 9 in Childhood Practice.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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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.

See training contribution calculator below to determine funding contribution 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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Sound right for your business?

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

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Need a little more information or advice?

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