Children and Young People – Modern Apprenticeship - 16610
7 January 2019
Full time up to 18 months
National Apprenticeship Wage or above.
Training for Care is an educational charity specialising in
social care and childcare training for over 30 years and recruits
on behalf of a number of different childcare employers across
Edinburgh. We recruit on a continuous basis and run programmes
throughout the year. The next programme starts on Friday 25
You will be employed in a private nursery as part of a team
working with 0-5 year olds. Nurseries are fun, exciting and caring
places to work with lots of different play activities on offer to
create a stimulating and enjoyable learning environment for the
children, both indoors and outdoors, combined with rest and
relaxation time too. We also have links with many
after-school clubs, if you prefer to work part-time with older
children in a less structured setting.
What might a day in this job look like?
A typical day would include planning and setting up a wide range
of play activities to help promote the children's physical,
intellectual, language and social development plus other tasks such
as preparing snacks, ensuring the environment is safe for the
children and some cleaning and clearing up. You will be interacting
with and supporting the children and responding to their various
What will I learn?
You will learn the on-the-job skills and competences required to
achieve the SVQ Level 3 in Social Services (Children and Young
People) at SCQF Level 7. You will also receive underpinning
knowledge inputs, on either a day release or evening tutorial
basis, plus regular SVQ portfolio support from your assessor who
will also come out to visit and observe you in your workplace. You
will be required to demonstrate Core Skills in ICT and Numeracy at
SCQF Level 5.
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
To be eligible you must be between 16 and 19 years of age (you
can apply until age 29 if you are disabled or care experienced) and
you should have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of 3 National 4s
or 5s. Although previous experience is not required, some baby
sitting or school work experience with children is helpful.
The ability to demonstrate a genuine commitment and desire to work
with children is most important, and reliability, ability to use
initiative and good interpersonal and communication skills are all
Friday 18 January.