Childhood Practice Technical
This Technical/Professional Apprenticeship helps you upskill your workforce, to bring staff into line with other professional colleagues in social services.
It’s suitable for early years and childcare employees who are ready to advance in their career and build their skills.
Your employee will study for a Technical / Professional Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 9. Their qualification will include:
core units of an SVQ in Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9
a range of optional units
Candidates must be employed in the early years sector, and be employed as a manager or lead practitioner.
Progression and development
After completing this level, candidates will be endorsed in their position as lead practitioner or manager in early years services.
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.