The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People) is a one-year course open to S5-6. You can take the course as one of your senior subject choices.
The course is taught in school and you also experience a work placement, bringing the course and qualification to life as you learn about working with children.
The qualification comprises of a National Progression Award (NPA) in Social Services Children & Young People SCQF Level 6, and core units of the SVQ in Social Services Children & Young People, SCQF Level 6. The Foundation Apprenticeship is the equivalent of a Higher.
What are the benefits?
- There are no final exams; you will need to submit assessments and coursework as you go through the course.
- The work placement will help you build your confidence in doing a worthwhile job and develop key employability skills employers seek in their new recruits.
- The course prepares you to access a number of college and University programmes. The qualification counts as one of your entry requirements.
- For those interested in the vocational route, it will enable you to get a job in early learning and childcare and there is potential to access a Modern Apprenticeship through Aberlour Futures.
Entry Requirements and Application Process
Express your interest in the course by discussing it with your Guidance Teacher; we will support you in school to apply for a place. You should have 3 National 5 qualifications, including English. If you are waiting for exam results we can meet with you for an interview before being offered a place on the course.
Register your interest