Social Services - Foundation Apprenticeship
SCQF Level 6
The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Social Services (Children and Young People) is for pupils in S5 and S6 and takes 2 years to complete. In S5 pupils complete a National Progression Award (NPA) at SCQF level 6. This will include knowledge units that will support pupils to develop an understanding of how children develop and learn, play and child protection. In S6 they complete the 4 Mandatory Units of the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 2 Social Services (Children and Young People). The NPA provides knowledge and an introduction to the skills that will help pupils to complete the SVQ units. The NPA has 24 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 6 and the SVQ 2 mandatory units has 37 credit points at SCQF level 6. These 2 parts form the Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People).
This course is made up 2 components:
1 National Progression Award in Social Services (Children and Young People).
2 The mandatory units from the Scottish Vocational Qualification 2 in Social Services (Children and Young People).
There are 8 units to be covered in this course:
From the NPA Children and Young People
Safeguarding Children and Young people
Play for Children and Young People
Communicating with Children and Young People
Promoting Wellbeing of children and Young People
From the SVQ Level 2: Social Services (Children and Young People)
Support Effective Communication.
Support Health and Safety of Yourself and Individuals.
Develop Your Own Knowledge and Practice.
Support the Safeguarding of Children.
Pupils will be expected to have a good range of National 4: Maths and IT and National 5: English and Science would be preferable.
PVG: pupils will need to have a PVG check undertaken before being permitted to work with vulnerable groups.
SCQF Level 6 Early Education and Childcare.
SVQ 3 MA (job role permitting).
HNC Childhood Practice (with complete FA of 8 credits and 1 Higher).
One day per week over 2 academic years (S5 and S6 with 10 hours per week in placement in S6).