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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 January.

Work Environment: 

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 needs.

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 essential.

Closing Date:

Friday 18 January.