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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees working in social services and healthcare. It’s suitable for people with little or no experience, or those looking to progress in their roles. Apprentices could be employed in the private sector, a local authority, the third sector or the NHS. The qualification helps them build high-level skills, so they are well prepared to work with the public.

Qualifications

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this Modern Apprenticeship but candidates should have demonstrated a desire to work in healthcare.

Progression and development

This Modern Apprenticeship qualifies workers to be recognised as support workers in areas across the sector.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 7

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 7 in Social Services and Healthcare.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed the Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

 

Progression and development

This Modern Apprenticeship qualifies workers to be recognised as practitioners in areas across the sector.

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 employees 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.

Sound right for your business?

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

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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