Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6
What’s it like?
This is a two-year apprenticeship for students in the senior phase of secondary school and is taken alongside qualifications like National 5s and Highers. You’ll attend college each week, get work experience in a care setting and gain part of an industry recognised qualification.
The foundation apprenticeship has many of the units within the Modern Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6. The full modern apprenticeship meets SSSC registration requirements for:
- support worker in a care home service
- support worker in a care at home service
- support worker in a housing support service.
You could apply for advanced entry to a modern apprenticeship at SCQF level 6, or you could apply for a job and work towards an SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6. There are also opportunities to study at college, for example HNC Social Services.
Choose this qualification when you make your subject choices for fifth year in school. If you can’t see it as a choice you should speak to your careers adviser to see if it is offered at your local college.
You’ll need to be interested in working with people before you apply, but you can still choose a different career direction after you finish. Some colleges may want you to do certain subjects at school at National 5 or Higher level, for example English is useful because communication skills are important in this career.
Did you know?
This qualification shares common units with:
Please be aware, the link/s below may take you to another pathway.
6Social Services and Healthcare Modern Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare
6Social Services and Healthcare SVQ Social Services and Healthcare
6Working with children Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services Children and Young People
6Working with children SVQ Social Services Children and Young People