Social Services and Healthcare
Are you looking for a meaningful career that improves the lives of others? This apprenticeship provides opportunities to secure employment in one of Scotland’s most valuable job sectors, social services and healthcare.
The sector covers community work, elderly and end-of-life care, addiction treatment, mental health support, home nursing and many other critical job roles. Give life-changing advice as a counsellor. Provide vital support as a palliative care nurse. Help patients regain their freedom as a healthcare assistant.
During the course, you’ll learn to meet the needs of a diverse range of patients and communities. You’ll receive valuable industry advice from experienced social services and healthcare professionals. However you’d like to support the communities you’ll work for, this apprenticeship will equip you with the knowledge and experience you need to thrive.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6 or Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
Industry - specific SVQ units combined with transferable core skills training
A range of work experience developing your skills in a real-world environment
Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6
Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7
Depending on which units you choose to complete, you will learn how to:
Complete key medical tasks such as blood tests
Provide first aid in the event of an emergenc
Counsel and support individuals through their treatment
Assist patients with financial and practical issues
Develop action plans for individuals recovering from addiction
Provide education and support to the wider community
You will also develop the following core skills:
Information and communication technology skills
Problem - solving
These core skills are not just valuable for social services and healthcare jobs. They are practical tools useful in a wide variety of employment sectors. Key examples include hospitality, medicine, retail and education.
This Modern Apprenticeship qualification in Social Services and Healthcare provides many opportunities for career advancement. You can undertake further study or enter the Scottish social services and healthcare workforce straight away.
Further education: Continue your education to develop a greater range of skills suited to higher-level management jobs. The SVQ in Leadership and Management in Care Services qualifies you to become a manager in a social services role.
Straight to work: Apply for jobs immediately with this Modern Apprenticeship qualification. this apprenticeship could lead to a career in jobs including the following:
Home Care Nurse
Community Support Worker
Palliative Care Nurse
Care Support Worker
There are no specific entry requirements to begin this apprenticeship. Employers will likely be looking for enthusiastic people with a keen interest in healthcare. Carrying out relevant work experience beforehand can help your application.
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 Modern 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.