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This Modern Apprenticeship is for employees who want to pursue a career in Youth Work. It’s available at two levels making it suitable for new entrants and for existing staff who want to develop their skills further. After completion, they could work for a range of organisation types, including local authorities, faith-based and charity organisations, health services, police and fire brigade.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification in Youth Work at SCQF level 5.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this Modern Apprenticeship. However, previous experience and relevant disclosure checks may influence the selection process.

Progression and development

This qualification gives apprentices the basic skills and knowledge they need to take on a youth worker role in local government, voluntary organisations or further education.

Apprentices who want to develop their skills further can progress to the SCQF level 6 Modern Apprenticeship.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF levels 6

Your employee will study for a qualification in Youth Work at SCQF level 6.

They will also complete at least one of the following:

  • National Progression Award in sports coaching (UKCC)
  • Sports Leader Award (UKCC)
  • ECDL or PC Passport (or equivalent SQA)
  • First Aid at Work SQA
Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed the SCQF level 5 Modern Apprenticeship, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

This qualification gives apprentices the skills and knowledge they need to further their career in youth work in local government, voluntary organisations or further education.

Apprentices who want to develop their skills further will be able to access HNC, certificate, diploma and degree level courses in youth work and community work.

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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