MODERN APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION
Modern Apprenticeships in child care offer young people the opportunity to be employed full time in a nursery while undertaking a SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF 7.
No experience is necessary, as full training will be given by both nursery and Carousel Training Centre.
If you are not already employed by a nursery then we have a marketing team who can assist you in sourcing employment in order for you to start your training.
As an apprentice you will be expected to work as part of a team to provide a programme of activities for children as young as babies to 5 years old.
You will help the children learn and develop their physical, intellectual, language and social skills through organised play. You will care for them whilst away from their family, giving support where required. Other duties will include feeding, caring, developing and planning of activities. Domestic duties are required to ensure a safe environment for the children.
You should be highly motivated and have good communication skills.
The nursery, as your employer, is responsible for agreeing working hours and paying your apprenticeship wage. Please refer to the link below for current rates of pay for Modern Apprentices:
Working with children is very rewarding, and can lead to a good career in childcare!
In order to be considered for the course, you must have or expect to gain a minimum of 3 National 4’s or 5’s (one of which must include English).
You would be working towards an SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF 7. 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.
To receive a funded training place you must be 16-19 years old.
Funded by Skills Development Scotland.
It can take approximately 15-18 months to complete the course.
All candidates who complete the Modern Apprenticeship qualification in Scottish Vocational Qualification in Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 7 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.