Social Services (Children and Young People) Technical
Do you want to educate and inspire children and young people? Would you like to have a meaningful impact on their future? This apprenticeship develops practical skills for employment in one of Scotland’s most respected sectors.
Whether you’re looking to become a teacher or a carer, there are a wide range of opportunities available for you in social services. The sector covers health and wellbeing, psychiatry, family support and many other life-changing care roles. Transform a local teenager’s life as a youth worker. Provide vital assistance to patients as a care worker. Bring the public together as a community outreach officer.
During this course, you'll gain an understanding of the challenges that children and young people face. You’ll see how experienced care professionals handle difficult situations. However you wish to help children and young people, you’ll use this apprenticeship to equip yourself with the essential tools for a successful career.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 9.
Your qualification includes:
Specialised SVQ modules and units of transferable career skills
A range of work experience in a relevant job role that develops your abilities in a practical
Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 9
Depending on the course units that you choose, you will learn how to:
Safeguard children and young people
Provide valuable community care services
Create early education curriculums for children
Support children and young people emotionally, cognitively and socially
Work with children with special needs
Educate parents on best childcare practices
You will also develop a range of practical career skills that will develop your employability further. These skills include:
Team management and leadership
Performance review and improvement
Equality of opportunity training
Health and safety training
Employee recruitment processes
These skills are applicable to a vast range of industries that complement social services including hospitality, healthcare and education.
There are many opportunities for career progression upon completion of this Technical Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People). You can begin further study courses or join the social services workforce straight away.
Further education: Develop your knowledge to work in high-level senior roles. The SVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services is ideal for this type of career progression.
Straight to work: Use your qualification in social services to secure employment immediately. After completing the apprenticeship, you could begin a career in jobs such as:
Social Care Worker
Residential Care Worker
Community Outreach Officer
Day Care Assistant
A modern apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7 in Social Services (Children and Young People) can qualify you for this course. Alternatively, you can obtain the necessary practical experience by undertaking a work placement in social services before applying for the course.
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.