In order to be considered for the course, you must have or expect to gain either of the following entry requirements:
You would be working towards an SVQ Level III in Social Services (Children and Young People). In addition you will learn Core Skills such as Communication, Working with Others, Numeracy and IT. You will attend a workshop class for your theory and underpinning knowledge 1 day every 4 weeks. Classes will be held in either our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices. Your assessor will visit your workplace to observe and assess your practical competence. Your portfolio of written evidence will demonstrate your good practise and will consist of reflective accounts, knowledge tasks and questions.
Modern Apprenticeships in child care offer young people the opportunity to be employed full time in a nursery while undertaking a Scottish Vocational Qualification level III in Social Services (Children and Young People).
Working with children is very rewarding, and can lead to a good career in childcare!
All candidates who complete the Modern Apprenticeship qualification in Social Services (Children and Young People) Level III are invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony with family and friends to celebrate their achievement.
Modern Apprenticeship qualifications are highly regarded throughout the industry and this is supported by the attendance of the Senior Moderator from Scottish Qualifications Authority who is responsible for bestowing the honour on each graduate as they are called to the stage to receive their award.
Guest speakers from Skills Development Scotland and nurseries participating in apprenticeships are also in attendance and they speak of the importance of the Modern Apprenticeship scheme as a whole in providing a springboard into the job market as a qualified child care worker.
Photographers are on hand to record the occasion and refreshments are provided after the ceremony.
In order to be accepted on to the Modern Apprenticeship programme you must meet the minimum requirements shown below. Please read these carefully and confirm whether you meet these requirements by ticking the check box before moving on to the application form.