Care Services Leadership and Management Professional

Modern Apprenticeship



This Professional Apprenticeship helps employees properly prepare for the challenges of management within social services organisations – whether they’ve been working in social care, or are looking to move into the sector from other areas. It’s for people working as managers within organisations registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), or for care service managers in the private sector, local authorities, third sector and NHS.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10.

Select Level 10 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have relevant experience in the social services sector.

Progression and development

After completing this level, candidates should be prepared for positions as managers in a range of social services settings.

Candidates will also be able to move into middle and senior or strategic management in the sector. They might go on to higher education qualifications.

How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.

Cost and funding

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.

The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 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 your business needs.

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 encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

How long will it take?

It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

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

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