Pathway Apprenticeship: Social Services (Children and Young People)

Langside Campus
Start Date
22 Mar 2021
Qualification Type
Foundation Apprenticeship
Course Type
26 weeks

Pathway Apprenticeships are new training programmes for school leavers aged 16 to 18 years of age. They have been developed by Skills Development Scotland and partners and are suitable for those who have recently left school, are unemployed and not receiving benefits. This Pathway Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People) could help prepare you for the world of work.

What will I learn?

NPA in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 6

  • Safeguarding of children and young people
  • Play for children and young people
  • Communication with children and young people
  • Development of children and young people
  • Promote the wellbeing and safety of children and young people
  • Customised Work Based Learning Units:
    • Support effective communication
    • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
    • Develop your own knowledge and practice
    • Support the safeguarding of children
  • Work-based challenge unit with metaskills
  • Guidance and support units
  • Social care and mental health units
  • Foundation Apprenticeship certification unit

You will attend three full days - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, plus 1/2 day employability skills.

During your training you will be paid a £100 weekly training allowance.

Your course will be delivered by lecturing staff qualified to degree level who have a variety of experience from working in industry and commerce in their specialised field.

Jobs and further study

Successfully completing a Pathway Apprenticeship can lead to employment, further study or to a Modern Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • There are no formal entry requirements however, it is recommended that you have previously studied at SCQF level 5.
  • Selection will be based on your personal statement, interview, a practical exercise and suitable reference.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3776