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Foundation Apprenticeships - Social Services and Healthcare

The Social Services and Healthcare Foundation Apprenticeship is a new award and provides a qualification for young people who wish to be prepared to work in a variety of health and social care environments. The qualification covers all the generic knowledge that everyone working in the field needs, and that all employers look for.

The Social Services and Healthcare Foundation Apprenticeship is a new award and provides a qualification for young people who wish to be prepared to work in a variety of health and social care environments. The qualification covers all the generic knowledge that everyone working in the field needs, and that all employers look for.

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.SOCIAL SERVICES<br />

.AND HEALTHCARE<br />

FOUNDATION<br />

APPRENTICESHIP<br />

Read on to find out how to get a head start<br />

in your career at West College Scotl<strong>and</strong>


.HOW DOES IT WORK?.<br />

A <strong>Foundation</strong> Apprenticeship takes two years to complete,<br />

is the same level of learning as a Higher (SCQF level 6),<br />

<strong>and</strong> is one of your subject choices. As you work towards a<br />

qualification you will spend time out of school at college <strong>and</strong><br />

with a local employer.<br />

.WHY DO IT?.<br />

Get the h<strong>and</strong>s-on experience <strong>and</strong> skills that employers<br />

want<br />

• gain a qualification recognised by employers<br />

• work on real projects with local employers<br />

• Step into an exciting <strong>and</strong> growing industry that needs skilled<br />

people<br />

Broaden your options <strong>and</strong> get a head start in your career<br />

• Get a taste of your chosen career before you leave school<br />

while also getting your National 5s <strong>and</strong> Highers<br />

• Get option to apply accelerated entry to a Modern<br />

Apprenticeship after successfully completing your <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Apprenticeship<br />

• Help your application <strong>and</strong> personal statement for college or<br />

university st<strong>and</strong> out from the crowd<br />

• Develop useful industry contacts <strong>and</strong> improve your job prospects<br />

after you leave school<br />

Try out a different way to learn out of the classroom <strong>and</strong><br />

into a real workplace<br />

• Develop self-confidence, problem-solving <strong>and</strong> leadership skills<br />

• Meet people from other schools, college <strong>and</strong> the workplace<br />

• Take on more responsibility as a work colleague <strong>and</strong> team member


SOCIAL SERVICES AND<br />

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION<br />

APPRENTICESHIP – SCQF LEVEL 6<br />

The <strong>Social</strong> <strong>Services</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Healthcare</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Apprenticeship is a<br />

new award <strong>and</strong> provides a qualification for young people who wish to<br />

be prepared to work in a variety of health <strong>and</strong> social care environments.<br />

The qualification covers all the generic knowledge that everyone<br />

working in the field needs, <strong>and</strong> that all employers look for.<br />

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS<br />

Pupils should have achieved several National 4 <strong>and</strong> 5 subjects <strong>and</strong> be<br />

working towards a mix of National 5 <strong>and</strong> 6 subjects in school, at the<br />

same time as studying this course.<br />

COURSE CONTENT<br />

• Working in Care<br />

• Health <strong>and</strong> Safety <strong>and</strong> Safeguarding for Care<br />

• Human Development<br />

• The <strong>Social</strong> Context for Care<br />

DAYS AND TIMES<br />

• 1:30pm - 4:30pm<br />

August 2017 course days:<br />

• Greenock Campus Wednesday <strong>and</strong> Friday<br />

• Clydebank Campus Tuesday <strong>and</strong> Thursday<br />

• Paisley Campus Tuesday <strong>and</strong> Thursday


PROGRESSION<br />

This course will prepare you for work in the areas of employment that<br />

deal with care in the environment. On successful completion you can<br />

undertake further study, or you can apply for:<br />

• Higher <strong>Social</strong> or Health Care Level 6<br />

• Relevant Modern apprenticeship<br />

<br />

• HNC <strong>Social</strong> <strong>Services</strong> (must also have 1 higher, preferably English)<br />

• HNC Care <strong>and</strong> Administrative Practice (must also have 2 Highers)<br />

• HNC Childhood Practice (must also have 1 higher, preferably English)<br />

INTERVIEW<br />

If you have the appropriate entry requirements, you will be interviewed<br />

for this course <strong>and</strong> this will involve:<br />

• A welcome <strong>and</strong> introduction from Head of Sector<br />

• A written exercise – short paragraph answers to three questions<br />

• A personal interview<br />

Your written exercise <strong>and</strong> personal interview will be graded to establish<br />

your suitability for the course.<br />

300,000+<br />

Number of people that work in<br />

social services <strong>and</strong> healthcare in<br />

Scotl<strong>and</strong>.


.HOW TO<br />

.APPLY.<br />

If you’re interested speak to your Guidance<br />

Teacher or your school’s Careers Adviser<br />

Register your interest at<br />

www.westcollegescotl<strong>and</strong>.ac.uk/foundation-apprenticeship<br />

.DID YOU.<br />

.KNOW?.<br />

• social services <strong>and</strong> healthcare is a great<br />

industry if you enjoy working with people<br />

• there’s a wide range of jobs that include<br />

working with older people <strong>and</strong> social work<br />

• there are many different types <strong>and</strong> sizes of<br />

employer<br />

For more information on foundation<br />

apprenticeships visit www.apprenticeships.scot

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