Childhood Practice Technical
Make a difference in a child’s life by working in the social services industry. Studying for a technical apprenticeship in childhood practice gives you the chance to shape the future of the next generation.
This apprenticeship is ideal for people who want to improve their social care knowledge. Through ongoing training, you’ll learn how to improve a child’s wellbeing. You’ll also learn about family support and be able to develop leadership skills within a residential environment.
An apprenticeship in childhood practice can fast track you to a management role. You could become a senior social worker in a care home or a family support officer. The knowledge you’ve gained could help you manage your own team of social workers and help others in their careers.
You will gain a Technical Apprenticeship in Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9.
Your qualification includes:
core units of an SVQ in Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9
a range of optional units
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
provide a supportive environment for children
work with young people and develop their confidence
create lasting bonds with co-workers
provide support for families
carry out best childhood care practices
This apprenticeship will help you develop core skills such as:
These transferable skills can be used for other jobs such as early years practitioner and housing support.
This Technical Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Continue your education with other qualifications or graduate to a management role in the childcare industry.
Further study: You could continue your studies by studying for a relevant childcare degree at university. Your experience will support your application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a senior position within the social care sector. Possible roles include:
lead childcare practitioner
senior family support officer
senior social worker
social care manager
lead early years practitioner
senior residential care worker
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Technical Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.