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Social Services and Healthcare Modern and Technical Apprenticeships

Are you looking to qualify an employee working within social services and healthcare sector?

Modern and Technical Apprenticeship programmes offer the chance for students to gain a recognised qualification in social services and healthcare.

The training and development of the social services workforce play a critical role in ensuring that the services people receive are high quality, effective and efficient. Qualification development for the sector reflects the needs of employers and regulation and registration by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) ensures that good practice is subsequently well embedded.

Course content

Modern Apprenticeship

SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF 7 – This will be assessed in the work place to suit company requirements.

Technical Apprenticeship

SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF 9 – This will be assessed in the work place to suit company requirements and is designed for Supervisors/Managers that are employed in a range of young people and adult services across the social services sector. They are employed to support individuals and staff in a number of settings such as care homes, day centres and community settings.

Career Skills

The Technical Apprentice will undertake an additional 15 SCQF credits, for example:

  • Provide leadership in your area of responsibility
  • Develop your knowledge, skills and competence.

Teaching methods and assessment

All our programmes are delivered using a wide range of teaching techniques, including tutorials, access to virtual learning environment and e.portfolio.

All Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) vocational courses are continually assessed by observation of competent workplace practice and written, online and oral assessment. A dedicated SVQ Assessor will be assigned to work with your Modern Apprentices for the duration of their training, this would involve regular visits to the workplace.

Fees and materials

Modern Apprenticeship

The cost of the training will be fully financed by Skills Development Scotland.

Technical Apprenticeship

The cost of the training will be partly financed by Skills Development Scotland, and an additional payment will be required from the employer.

Outcome

Modern Apprenticeship

Completion of the Modern Apprenticeship and certification will qualify workers to be recognised as workers/practitioners in a numbers of areas within the sector. Social Service workers may be employed in the private sector, local authority, third sector or the NHS. Workers/practitioners are employed in a range of young people and adult services across the sector. Workers are employed to support individuals in a number of settings, such as care homes, day centres, community settings or their own home. Workers provide support to individuals who may present a number of complex needs.

Technical Apprenticeship

Completion of the Technical Apprenticeship and certification will qualify workers to be recognised as supervisors/ managers in a numbers of areas within the social services sector. Social Service supervisors/ managers may be employed in the private sector, local authority, third sector or the NHS. Supervisors/ managers are employed in a range of young people and adult services across the sector. Supervisors/ managers are employed to lead and manage number of settings, such as care homes, day centres, community settings or their own home.

Careers or further study

Successful completion of both these programmes may provide access to higher levels of study. This programme offers recognised SQA qualifications.

Duration

1-2 years. Work-based training and assessment

Contact

For further information or to apply, please email: EYSCcommercial@glasgowclyde.ac.uk