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Step into Childcare/Social Care - Employability Fund Programme - 16864

17 December 2018


Up to 30 hours per week, 8 - 12 week programme


You will receive a training allowance of £55 per week (subject to eligibility) and travel expenses.


Training for Care is an educational charity specialising in social care and childcare training. We are an SQA approved centre and deliver SDS funded Employability programmes as well as a number of short courses for social care and childcare sector staff. The next programme starts on Monday 18 February.

Work Environment:

We will find you a work placement close to your home and you will attend Training for Care 1/2 day per week for tutorials.  Your placement will be in a nursery, after school club, residential care home or day centre depending on your area of interest. You will be supervised to carry out the work of a childcare practitioner or care support worker. 

What might a day in this job look like?

You will assist with activities in the childcare or social care setting, caring for children or adults, assisting with meal times and snacks, taking children or adults on outings, planning and carrying out activities with children or adults.

What will I learn?

  • You will build experience of working in your chosen sector
  • You will be complete Moving and Handling and First Aid training
  • You will work towards 3 units of the Certificate of Work Readiness (CWR)
  • You will be given personalised support with all aspects of employability e.g. CV building, application forms, interview skills
  • Participants who complete the programme will progress into a social care or childcare job and will have the opportunity, where eligible, to progress to our Modern Apprenticeship programme.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

You must be aged 16 or above and should be able to demonstrate an interest in social care or childcare.

Closing Date:

Friday 15 February.