Foundation Apprenticeship: Children & Young People


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Are you interested in a career in a child-care setting?

This is a career with many job opportunities availablefor young people who enjoy working with children of avariety of ages, and are aware of the benefits of goodcare.This Foundation Apprenticeship will prepare you for further education and training in a wide range of childcare roles such as a nursery worker, childminder or teacher.

Get hands on experience and skills that employers want and make your CV stand out!

Foundation Apprenticeships are an exciting opportunityto gain invaluable practical work experience andindustry recognised qualifications. Working inpartnership with a wide variety of local child careproviders, young people will gain a unique insightinto the sector helping them to make a more informeddecision about their future career and study options.This also develops self confidence, problem solving and leadership skills.


Level SCQF 6

Delivery Face-to-Face | Friday, 9am to 3.30pm


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 2 Years


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National Progression Award in Social Services (Children and Young People)

  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Play for children and young people
  • Communicating with children and young people
  • Promoting wellbeing of children and young people

SVQ level 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) - mandatory units

  • Support effective communication
  • Develop your own knowledge and practice
  • Support the safeguarding of children
  • Support health and safety of yourself and individuals

Entry requirements

Three passes at National 5 ideally including a literacy subject.

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the early years, childcare and playwork sector and have an interest in working in this sector.

A PVG check will be required.