Every child deserves the best start in life to grow up happy, healthy and confident. You can help make sure this happens. With this Foundation Apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of different childcare roles. Look after young children as a nanny, nursery worker or childminder. Organise fun activities which help young people build their self esteem as a playworker. Give children and their families vital support as a social worker.
In Scotland, over 203,000 people work in social services. The number of jobs are still growing, and there are great opportunities for progression, too.
What will I learn? For your National Progression Award, your topics will be: •Safeguarding of Children and Young People •Play for Children and Young People •Communication with Children and Young People •Development of Children and Young People •Promote the Wellbeing and Safety of Children and Young People
To achieve your SVQ units, you’ll be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll learn how to support effective communication, support the health and safety of yourself and individuals, develop your own knowledge and practice and support the safeguarding of children.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly communication, problem solving, working with others and time management. These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Entry requirements: A good level of English and Mathematics (National 5). Must demonstrate a genuine interest in working with children.