Foundation Apprenticeships

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.

CR0010823Around 200 Children are playing in the Duthie Park as part of the longest day.Pictured are kids playing at the Duthie Park with the Aberdeen Play Forum @ Aberlour group.Picture by Scott Baxter    21/06/2019

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