Children and Young People Social Services (Foundation Apprenticeship) Fast Track SCQF Level 6 - One Year - Schools Link


23 Aug 2024


04 Apr 2025

The Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services Children and Young People, is a fast track award delivered over 1 academic year. Students will develop skills in communication, learn about legislation, child health and play as well as gain practical work experience in a suitable placement.

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Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF Level 6


Delivery will be a mix of online and in campus learning.
Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm - College Campus
Friday 2.00pm to 4.30pm - Work Placement
Hours of learning per week 9 hours.


Scottish Borders Campus. Any transport requirements will be arranged by the Schools Transport Team at Scottish Borders Council.

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Entry requirements

Pupils should have an interest and enthusiasm in exploring this area of work and be able to work at SCQF 6 (Higher Level). Applicants should be able to demonstrate values and principles relevant to working in care, such as kindness and empathy. Pupils should have a good level of written and spoken English. Communication with users of service as well as with staff in the workplace is a key competence. Ability to work with others, problem solve and a commitment to appropriate values is necessary. Pupils are required to undergo a PVG prior to placement.

Progression opportunities

A Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People).
Further education - study an HNC or HND at collegeUniversity.
Foundation Apprenticeships are recognised as equivalent to SQA highers at Scottish Universities.
Straight in to work - use your qualification and experience to find a job in the social care industry.

Course Content

The Foundation Apprenticeship includes National Progression Award and SVQ units in Social Services Children and Young People both at SCQF level 6. Units include Safeguarding of Children and Young People, Play for Children and Young People, Communication with Children and Young People, Development of Children and Young People and Promote the wellbeing and safety of Children and Young People. SVQ Units include Support effective communication, Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals, Support the safeguarding of children, Develop your own knowledge and practice.


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