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FA Social Services: Children and Young People (1 Year)

Foundation Apprenticeship
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Local Authority
Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire
SCQF Credit Points

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People) aims to give you the opportunity to develop the knowledge, values, and skills, required to work with children and young people, and so enter a career in early learning and childcare.

You will develop an understanding of how children and young people develop and learn, how to support and promote play and ensure safety, wellbeing, and protection. You will have the opportunity to undertake an NPA in Social Services: children and young people and you will also complete part of the SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) for which you will undertake a work placement.

Qualification Breakdown

You will be studying Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services- Children and Young People at SCQF Level 6 (GL7A 46):

  • Support effective communication 
  • Support the safeguarding of children 
  • Develop your own knowledge and practice 
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals 
  • Development of children and young people 
  • Play for children and young people 
  • Safeguarding of children and young people 
  • Promote the wellbeing and safety of children and young people 
  • Communication with children and young people 
  • Certification unit 

  What are some of the skills I will develop?

  • Problem solving skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Report writing skills

Entry requirements

You must:

  • Be committed to 2 full days per week out of school.
  • Have achieved National 5 English (grade A-C).
  • Be working towards Higher English (grade A-C) in S6.
  • Be intending to leave schools at the end of S6 with a minimum of one more Highers, including English.

  Target Year Group S6

Attendance Pattern

To complete this course you are required to be out of school for 2 full days. 

  • You will attend college on a Tuesday (09:30 - 16:00).
  • Thursday will be shared between a work placement and college (09:30 - 16:00).


Progression Pathways

Successful completion of this course will provide you with an unconditional offer at Glasgow Clyde to study HNC Childhood Practice. You could also apply for a modern apprenticeship or university.

Employment Routes / Job Areas

Completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services: children and young people can lead to roles in areas such as nursery practitioner, playworker, and childminder.  The experience gained through the framework can also provide an excellent pathway for a route into primary teaching, for example, as the experience gained looks excellent in UCAS applications to university

How to Apply

When you click on the Apply button you will be redirected to create an application account for your chosen Senior Phase course. 

  • Use a personal email address and ensure your password is something that you will remember. 
  • You will receive an email asking you to confirm your account.  This will  take you to the application form.   
  • you will receive a link to the application portal within each email you receive - please use this link to track your application